Know the simple reason behind WhatsApp name

WhatsApp has been a widely used Messaging app now for over 3 years and has taken over any other messaging service available. I hardly see any smartphone without WhatsApp application installed in it. Just to get an idea of the growth of WhatsApp application in terms of its user base you can compare the current active users on WhatsApp which is over 800 million as of April, 2015 compared to active users last year in June, 2014 when we wrote our first article on WhatsApp here at TechUntold. Aren’t you curious to know the reason behind WhatsApp name ? Or did it cross your mind anytime what could have been the source of WhatsApp name ideas.

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Reason behind WhatsApp Name

Let me start by asking you a question. What do you say or the most common phrase you use for catching up between friends? Well, without a doubt the answer  has to be What’s Up! This is the reason founders of WhatsApp took this phrase(What’s Up) as they built an application which is used for communicating with your friends. 

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Now WhatsApp is a pun on What’s Up. Since its an application so they used an App instead of Up and it sounds quite similar to What’s Up. The same is mentioned in WhatsApp official website : 

Well, WhatsApp is a pun on What’s Up in case you didn’t get it yet:)

So now you know the simple reason behind WhatsApp name. Not a dramatic reason behind WhatsApp name idea, and such a simple and a good name for an application and matched completely with the nature of the application. 

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