WhatsApp was founded on February 24, 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, former employees of the Yahoo search engine. With a capital of $ 500,000, Koum discussed with Alex Fishman about his convictions with the new App Store as old as corn. Fishman then brought Koum together with a Russian iPhone application developer named Igor Solomennikov.
Some time ago WhatsApp officially introduced a new feature that allows us to use it on PC, of course this is good news, especially for those who often use it not only to chat with friends, but for other purposes such as business or online sales, for example.
The basic function of WhatsApp is almost the same as the Short Message Service (SMS) which is rarely used. However WhatsApp does not use credit, but internet data. So WhatsApp is relatively economical.
Long awaited, the desktop version of WhatsApp is finally officially released. The announcement of the presence of a computer version of the chat application was delivered directly by CEO Jan Koum in a post on his official Facebook account.
Initially, it was only possible to run it on a PC from the Google Chrome web browser , but then the developer gave the latest update so that this feature can now also be opened from Mozilla Firefox and Opera . This feature can be enjoyed by users of Android, Blackberry, Nokia S60, Windows Phone, Blackberry 10 and Nokia 40.
As stated by Koum, users can directly access the service via a web browser or browser.
That means, users only need to have a browser on a PC device. For the initial period of its launch, Koum asked users to run the application through Google's browser, Chrome.
Being able to be accessed via a computer will certainly make us more comfortable when typing or reading messages, besides that by opening WhatsApp on a PC it will certainly be more comfortable than via a smartphone because the screen size is larger so that we can easily see all contacts, reply to or write messages .