It isn’t clear exactly why the features have been blocked in the country.
But local reports have speculated that it is a way of protecting the revenues of traditional telecoms companies.
to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers. It also incorporates a feature called Status, which allows users to upload photos and videos to a 24-hours-lifetime feed that, by default, are visible to all contacts, similar to Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram Stories.
The client was created by Whats App Inc., based in Mountain View, California, which was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for approximately US.3 billion. in September 2007, the duo traveled to South America as a break from work.
In Iran, though being gay is illegal, being transgender is not.
It is not uncommon for gay men and women to be pressured into gender reassignment surgery by their physicians and families so that they can pursue same-sex intimacy without “breaking the law.”However, Iranian LGBs who undergo this reassignment surgery often regret this decision later in life.
Koum changed Whats App so that when a user's status is changed, everyone in the user's network would be notified.
Whats App 2.0 was released with a messaging component and the number of active users suddenly increased to 250,000.
You can also make cheap calls to your family and friends back home, for free if they are also fring buddies or for low cost to non fring mobile numbers or landline destinations.
Fishman found a Russian developer on Rent ACoder.com, Igor Solomennikov, and introduced him to Koum.
Koum named the app "Whats App" to sound like "what's up".
Whats App, was incorporated in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both former employees of Yahoo! For the rest of the following years Koum relied on his 0,000 savings from Yahoo! In January 2009, after purchasing an i Phone and realizing that the App Store would soon create an industry of apps, Koum started visiting his friend Alex Fishman in West San Jose where the three would discuss "....
having statuses next to individual names of the people", but this was not possible without an i Phone developer.