Acton was still unemployed and managing another startup, and he decided to join the company.
The Commission alleged that in 2014, when Facebook acquired the messaging app, it "falsely claimed it was technically impossible to automatically combine user information from Facebook and Whats App." However, in the summer of 2016 Whats App had begun sharing user information with its parent company, allowing information such as phone numbers to be used for targeted Facebook advertisements.In August 2011 a beta for Nokia's non-smartphone OS Series 40 was added.A month later support for Windows Phone was added, followed by Black Berry 10 in March 2013.Facebook acknowledged the breach, but said the errors in their 2014 filings were "not intentional." Until 2017 Whats App positioned itself as a solution for a single party with a single smartphone to communicate with another such party, enabling small businesses to use the platform to communicate with customers, After months at beta stage, the application eventually launched in November 2009 exclusively on the App Store for the i Phone.
In January 2010, support for Black Berry smartphones was added, and subsequently for Symbian OS in May 2010 and for Android OS in August 2010.
The Whats App user's handset must still be connected to the Internet for the browser application to function.