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We are excited to announce that, coinciding with Whats App's 8th birthday on February 24, we are reinventing the status feature.
Starting today, we are rolling out an update to status, which allows you to share photos and videos with your friends and contacts on Whats App in an easy and secure way.
For example, by making it easier for businesses to respond to customers, separating customer and personal messages, and creating an official presence.
So today we're launching Whats App Business — a free-to-download Android app for small businesses.
We are humbled that so many people are using these new features to connect with one another in their own special way.
As we celebrate this milestone, we’re committed more than ever to bringing you more useful features to enjoy, while delivering the reliability, simplicity, and security you expect with Whats App. It was just eight years ago, in February 2009, when we started writing the first lines of code for what would eventually become Whats App.
Today, we are excited and proud to share that one billion people around the world use Whats App every day to stay in touch with their family and friends.
Whether it’s sharing personalized photos and videos, connecting through video calling, or keeping friends updated throughout the day with Status, communicating on Whats App has never been easier or more personal.
It's important that we get this right and are thoughtful about the new experiences we'll provide for businesses and our users. Just last year, we shared that one billion people around the world use Whats App every month.
Yes, even your status updates are end-to-end encrypted.
Just like eight years ago when we first started Whats App, this new and improved status feature will let you keep your friends who use Whats App easily updated in a fun and simple way. Jan Koum Our goal at Whats App has always been to help as many people as possible stay in touch with friends, family, and others they care about. And we did it in a way that works across thousands of device and platform combinations all over the world.
The original idea behind the project was to build an application that lets your friends and other contacts know what you're up to. The first version of our app looked like this: Even after we added messaging in the summer of 2009, we kept the basic "text only" status functionality in Whats App.
Every year, when Brian and I would plan projects to work on, we always talked about improving and evolving this original "text only" status feature.