It is ideally a practical facts that the popular Messaging platform WhatsApp is one of the most downloaded IM with end-to-end encryption. You use it every day and I know some of you can’t do without opening the app every now and then!!.
1. The company’s co-founders were rejected by Facebook and Twitter in 2009
Both Jan Koum and Brian Acton – who earlier worked together at Yahoo were rejected by Facebook and Twitter in interviews, before they went full-time with WhatsApp. Imagine how different the world would be if even one of those interviews had gone better.
2. Only 5 People Made it Possible For the Download to hit 1 Billion
WhatsApp hit 1 billion downloads last year March… But according to the co-founder CEO Jan Koum, only 5 people made it possible.
3. You can use WhatsApp to compress Videos and Images
Send the set of pictures and video files to one of your friends (or yourself) via WhatsApp, and then head over to the WhatsApp Media folder on Android or your Camera Roll on iOS to find the compressed versions. You can delete the original or keep it.
4. WhatsApp creates user account in the form of [phone number]@s.whatsapp.net
The service runs a customised version of the open messaging standard XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol), which was first developed for collaboration application Jabber. That’s why WhatsApp uses the ID protocol made for Jabber in the form of <[phone number]@s.whatsapp.net>
5. Type “whatsapp://send?text=HELLO” in browser address bar
If your phone has WhatsApp installed, type the text above into your browser and it should open WhatsApp and ask you to choose a contact to send the message to. You can customise the message by replacing the word “HELLO” with whatever message you’d like to send.
6. You can see when your messages were read
Have you always sent messages and don’t know when it was read? You only see that it was delivered and read but you don’t know the exact time it was read… Hold on any particular message and choose ‘Info’. You’ll see when it was read.
7. You can set custom notification for any contacts or group on WhatsApp
Every messages you get on WhatsApp probably send you the same notification… but you can set up custom message sounds, ringtones, vibrating patterns and pop-ups for your WhatsApp contacts and groups, depending on what device you’re using.
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