It was just eight years ago, in February 2009, when Whatsapp started writing the first lines of code for what would eventually become WhatsApp. The original idea behind the project was to build an application that lets your friends and other contacts know what you’re up to. This was months before Whatsapp added messaging. The first version of Whatsapp looked like this:
Even after Whatsapp added messaging in the summer of 2009, Whatsapp kept the basic “text only” status functionality in WhatsApp. Every year, when Brian and Jan would plan projects to work on, Whatsapp always talked about improving and evolving this original “text only” status feature.
Whatsapp is excited to announce that, coinciding with WhatsApp’s 8th birthday on February 24, Whatsapp are reinventing the status feature. Starting today, Whatsapp are rolling out an update to status, which allows you to share photos and videos with your friends and contacts on WhatsApp in an easy and secure way. Yes, even your status updates are end-to-end encrypted.
Just like eight years ago when Whatsapp first started WhatsApp, this new and improved status feature will let you keep your friends who use WhatsApp easily updated in a fun and simple way.
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