New week, new update. For those of you who use WhatsApp through Symbian S40 devices such as Nokia Asha 201 or Nokia C3, another update of this popular instant messaging app has been released. What changes with this new WhatsApp version 2.13.21? Unfortunately not much, but instead it brings several bug fixes (which is obviously good). If you decide to install this latest version you’ll also notice that the installation file (jar) has decreased of 1KB and that there are 14 files modified (which is another good news because it often means that the developers are working on something new).
Nothing has changed also in the procedure to install this latest update on your Nokia Asha device. So, first step: uninstall the version of WhatsApp that you are currently using on your device. After that you can download the 2.13.21 jar file that you can find here: whatsapp.com/s40. Once you’ve downloaded the installation file you simply need to tap on it to start the installation process of this stable version of WhatsApp for Symbian S40 devices. Once the installation process is completed, in order to log into your WhatsApp account, it’s necessary that you use your mobile phone number to get it verified.
If you use WhatsApp, you’ll probably be curious to know more about the history of the founders of this popular app. Today we’ll talk about Jan Koum. Did you know that Koum was born in a poor town outside Kiev (Ukraine) in 1976? He moved to the United States with his mother when he was 16 and at first they lived on welfare and used food stamps. Koum was really smart, so, while attending high school, he was able to learn more about computers just by buying manuals from a local store (actually he returned them after he finished reading them).
While attending San Jose State University he worked for Ernst & Young as a security tester, and this job really turned his life because he met Brian Acton (who was a Yahoo employee). Long story short, they founded WhatsApp until, in 2012, they were noticed by Mark Zuckerberg, but at that time nothing happened until 2014, when Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion. Always in 2014 Koum entered the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans (position 62), becoming the highest-ranked newcomer to the list that year.
Today WhatsApp has 900 million active users over the world. Sometimes fairy tales really do happen.