Whats App introduces a feature named Read Receipts, which alerts senders when their messages are read by recipients.
Within a week, Whats App introduces an update allowing users to disable this feature so that message recipients do not send acknowledgements.
The Commission alleged that in 2014, when Facebook acquired the messaging app, it "falsely claimed it was technically impossible to automatically combine user information from Facebook and Whats App." However, in the summer of 2016 Whats App had begun sharing user information with its parent company, allowing information such as phone numbers to be used for targeted Facebook advertisements.
Facebook acknowledged the breach, but said the errors in their 2014 filings were "not intentional." Until 2017 Whats App positioned itself as a solution for a single party with a single smartphone to communicate with another such party, enabling small businesses to use the platform to communicate with customers, After months at beta stage, the application eventually launched in November 2009 exclusively on the App Store for the i Phone.
A month later support for Windows Phone was added, followed by Black Berry 10 in March 2013.
According to a Tech Crunch article, Zuckerberg's vision for was as follows: "The idea, he said, is to develop a group of basic internet services that would be free of charge to use – 'a 911 for the internet.' These could be a social networking service like Facebook, a messaging service, maybe search and other things like weather.
After months at beta stage, the application eventually launched in November 2009 exclusively on the App Store for the i Phone.
Koum then hired a friend who lived in Los Angeles, Chris Peiffer, to develop the Black Berry version, which arrived two months later.
All donations towards the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund(PMNRF) and the National Defence Fund(NDF) are notified for 100% deduction from taxable income under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act,1961 Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked the government departments, Ministries and State governments to ensure that no essential service or benefit should be denied to a genuine beneficiary for want of Aadhaar.
The Whats App support staff announce that messages were encrypted in the "latest version" of the Whats App software for i OS and Android (but not Black Berry, Windows Phone, and Symbian), without specifying the cryptographic method.
In June 2009, Apple launched push notifications, allowing users to be pinged when they were not using an app.