WhatsApp بلاگ

ابھی صرف آٹھ سال پہلے کی ہی بات ہے، فروری ۲۰۰۹ میں، جب ہم نے اس کوڈ کی ابتدائی سطریں لکھنی شروع کی تھیں، جو آخرکار WhatsApp بن کر آشکار ہونے والا تھا۔ اس منصوبے کے پیچھے اصل خیال یہ تھا کہ ایک ایسا ایپلیکیشن بنایا جائے جو آپ کے دوستوں اور دیگر روابط کو آپ کیا کر رہے ہیں اس سے آگاہ کرے۔ یہ ہمارے پیغام رسانی کو شامل کرنے سے کئی مہینوں پہلے کی بات ہے۔ ہمارے ایپ کا پہلا ورژن کچھ اس طرح تھا:

۲۰۰۹ کے موسمِ گرما میں پیغام رسانی شامل کرنے کے بعد بھی، ہم نے WhatsApp میں صورتِ حال خصوصیت میں بنیادی ’’محض متن‘‘ کو جاری رکھا۔ ہر سال، جب براین اور میں نئے منصوبوں پر کام کرنے کا ارادہ کرتے، تب ہم اکثر اس صورتِ حال خصوصیت میں بنیادی ’’محض متن‘‘ کو بہتر بنانے اور اس میں ترقی لانے پر گفتگو کیا کرتے۔

اتفاقاً، ۲۴ فروری کے دن WhatsApp کی آٹھویں سالگرہ کے موقع پر، ہم بڑے جوش کے ساتھ اس بات کا اعلان کرتے ہیں، کہ ہم صورتِ حال خصوصیت کی مکرّر ایجاد کر رہے ہیں۔ آج سے، ہم صورتِ حال خصوصیت میں اپ ڈیٹ کی پیشکش کر رہے ہیں، جو آپ کو WhatsApp پر ایک آسان اور محفوظ طریقے سے اپنے دوستوں اور روابط کے ساتھ تصاویر اور ویڈیوز کا اشتراک کرنے کی سہولت دیتی ہے۔ ہاں، آپ کی صورتِ حال اپ ڈیٹس بھی دونوں اطراف سے مرموز ہیں۔

ویسے ہی جیسے آٹھ سال پہلے جب ہم نے WhatsApp کی شروعات کی تھی، یہ نئی اور بہتر صورتِ حال خصوصیت آپ کو اپنے دوستوں کو، جو WhatsApp کا استعمال کرتے ہوں، ایک دلچسپ اور سادہ طریقے سے اپ ڈیٹیڈ رکھنے کی سہولت دیگی۔ WhatsApp میں ہم سب کی جانب سے، ہم امید کرتے ہیں کہ آپ اس کا خوب مزہ لیںگے!

یان کوم

Our goal at WhatsApp has always been to help as many people as possible stay in touch with friends, family, and others they care about. That means making a product that’s simple, easy to use, and accessible no matter where you are. We started with messaging and Group Chat. Then we added voice calling. And we did it in a way that works across thousands of device and platform combinations all over the world.

Today we’re excited to announce the next step in our efforts to connect people – WhatsApp video calling. In the coming days, WhatsApp's more than one billion users can make video calls across Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone devices.

We’re introducing this feature because we know that sometimes voice and text just aren’t enough. There’s no substitute for watching your grandchild take her first steps, or seeing your daughter’s face while she’s studying abroad. And we want to make these features available to everyone, not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones or live in countries with the best cellular networks.

Over the years we’ve received many requests from our users for video calling, and we’re excited to finally offer this feature to the world. Thank you for using WhatsApp and we promise to keep working hard every day to improve the service.

Today we’re introducing new ways to customize and enhance the photos and videos you share with friends and family around the world. With WhatsApp's new camera features, you can now write or draw on photos and videos, as well as add emoji to express yourself.

When you capture a new photo or video or share one that's already on your phone, you'll automatically see the new editing tools. Whether you’re drawing a big red heart to show how much you miss someone or adding your favorite emoji - sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. Try adding text too, and change the color and font style.

The WhatsApp camera feature now supports the front-facing flash so you can take the perfect selfie. In low light and at night, this will brighten up your screen and improve the quality of your photo. We've also added a convenient zooming feature for recording videos - just slide your finger up and down to zoom in and out. And to quickly switch between front and rear facing cameras, double tap on the screen.

These new camera features will be rolling out on Android phones starting today and on iPhone soon. We hope you enjoy these new features when you share your next photo or video.

آج،ہم WhatsApp کی شرائط اور رازداری کی پالیسی کی تجدید، ان چار سالوں میں پہلی بار کر رہے ہیں، یہ ہماری آئندہ مہینوں میں لوگوں کے کاروباروں کے ساتھ ابلاغ کے طریقوں کی شناخت کے منصوبے کا حصہ ہے۔تجدید شدہ دستاویزات اس بات کی بھی عکاسی کریں گے کہ ہم اب Facebook سے جڑے ہیں اور یہ کہ ہم نے حال ہی میں کئی نئے اوصاف کی پیشکش کی ہے، جیسے کہ شروع سے آخر تک رمزکاری،WhatsApp کالنگ، اور پیغاماتی آلات جیسے WhatsApp برائے ویب اور ڈیسکٹاپ۔آپ مکمل دستاویز [یہاں پر] (https://www.whatsapp.com/legal)پڑھ سکتے ہیں۔ ہم ہر کسی کو ہمارے ایپ کی ان تجدیدات کے متعلق قابلِ تعین تازہ ترین اشاعتوں پر خبر دے رہے ہیں، اور آپ کو ان جدید شرایط کے قبول کرنے کے لیے ’ متفق ہوں‘ پر ٹیپ کرنے کو کہا جائیگا۔

لوگ ہمارے ایپ کا استعمال اپنے عزیز دوستوں اوراحباب کے ساتھ تعلقات قائم رکھنے کے لئے روزانہ کرتے ہیں،اور اس میں کوئی تبدیلی نہیں آئیگی۔ لیکن جیسا کہ ہم نے سال کے شروع میں اعلان کیا تھا،کہ ہم آپ کو فریقِ ثالث کے بینر اشتہارات اور سپیم کے تجربے کے بغیرخدمات دیتے ہوئے،آپ کے لئے آپ کے خاص کاروباروں کے ساتھ ابلاغ کے طریقوں کی تفتیش کرنا چاہتے ہیں۔چاہے وہ آپ کے بینک سے کسی مخفی طور پر فریبی کار روائی کی خبر کا ملنا، یا کسی ہوائی تنظیم کی جانب سے اڑان کے دیر سے آنے کی اطلاع حاصل کرنا،ہم میں سے کئی یہ اطلاعات کہیں اور سے حصل کرتے ہیں، جیسے کہ ٹیکسٹ پیغامات یا فون کالس سے۔ ہم ان اوصاف کی تفتیش اگلے کئی مہینوں میں کرنا چاہتے ہیں، مگر اس لئے ہماری شرائط اور پوشیدگی پالیسی کی تجدید کرنی واجب ہے۔

ہم نے شروع سے آخر تک رمزکاری شروع کر دی ہے اس کی وضاحت کرنے کے لئے بھی ہم ان دستاویز کی تجدید کر رہے ہیں۔جب آپ اور وہ لوگ جن سے آپ مخاتب ہیں، WhatsApp کے نئے ورژن کا استعمال کر رہے ہیں،آپ کے پیغامات بنیادی طور پر مرموز ہیں، جس کا مظلب ہے کہ صرف آپ لوگ ہی ان کو پڑھ سکتے ہیں۔ آنے والے مہینوں میں اگرچہ ہمFacebook سے زیادہ ہم آہنگ رہیں، آپ کے مرموز پیغامات مخفی ہی رہیں گے اور کوئی اور ان کو نہیں پڑھ سکیگا۔ نہ WhatsApp ،نہ Facebook،نہ ہی کوئی اور۔ ہم آپ کے WhatsApp نمبر کی،Facebook کی شمولیت کے ساتھ، کسی کے ساتھ ترسیل یا تقسیم نہیں کریں گے، اور ہم مزید،آپ کے فون نمبر کو نہ بیچیں گے ، نہ تقسیم کریں گے یا مشتہروں کو دیں گے۔

لیکن Facebook سے زیادہ ہم آہنگ ہونے پر،ہم کچھ ایسے عمل کرنے کے قابل ہوں گے جیسے کہ ایسی بنیادی میٹرکس جیسے لوگ ہماری خدمات کا استعمال کتنی بار کرتے ہیں اورWhatsApp پر ہم سپیم سے بہتر طرح سے کیسے لڑ سکتے ہیں،ان پر نظر رکھ سکتے ہیں۔ اور آپ کے فون نمبر کو Facebook کے نظام سے جوڑنے پر، Facebook آپ کو احباب کی بہتر تجویز اور صحیح اشتہارات دے سکتا ہے، اگر آپ کا کھاتا ان کے ساتھ ہے۔ مثال کے طور پر، آپ جس کمپنی کے ساتھ کاروبار کر رہے ہیں اسی کا اشتہار آپ دیکھیں، بمقابل اس کے کہ کسی انجان کمپنی کا۔اپنے ڈیٹا کے استعمال کے نظام کی شمولیت کے ساتھ، آپ [یہاں پر] (https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/general/28030012)مزید جان سکتے ہیں۔

ہماراپوشیدگی کے ساتھ ذاتی ابلاغ میں یقین غیر متزلزل ہے، اور ہم نے آپ کو WhatsApp پر تیزتر، آسان ترین، اور قابلِ اعتبار تجربہ عطا کرنے کا قصد لیا ہے۔ ہمیشہ کی طرح، ہم آپ کے رد عمل کے منتظر اور WhatsApp کے استعمال کرنے کے لئے مشکور ہیں۔

For more than a year, people have used WhatsApp Calling to talk with friends and family around the world. It's a great way to stay in touch, especially when connecting with people in other countries, or when messages alone won't do. Today, more than 100 million voice calls are made every day on WhatsApp - that's over 1,100 calls a second! We're humbled that so many people have found this feature useful, and we're committed to making it even better in the months to come.

Today we're introducing a desktop app so you have a new way to stay in touch anytime and anywhere - whether on your phone or computer at home or work. Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.

The new desktop app is available for Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ and is synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device. Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you'll have support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more.

To download the app, visit https://www.whatsapp.com/download from your desktop browser. Then, open the app and scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on your phone (look for WhatsApp Web menu under Settings).

Just like WhatsApp Web, the new desktop app lets you message with friends and family while your phone stays in your pocket.

WhatsApp has always prioritized making your data and communication as secure as possible. And today, we're proud to announce that we've completed a technological development that makes WhatsApp a leader in protecting your private communication: full end-to-end encryption. From now on when you and your contacts use the latest version of the app, every call you make, and every message, photo, video, file, and voice message you send, is end-to-end encrypted by default, including group chats.

The idea is simple: when you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to. No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us. End-to-end encryption helps make communication via WhatsApp private – sort of like a face-to-face conversation.

If you're interested in learning more about how end-to-end encryption works, you can read about it here. But all you need to know is that end-to-end encrypted messages can only be read by the recipients you intend. And if you're using the latest version of WhatsApp, you don't have to do a thing to encrypt your messages: end-to-end encryption is on by default and all the time.

We live in a world where more of our data is digitized than ever before. Every day we see stories about sensitive records being improperly accessed or stolen. And if nothing is done, more of people's digital information and communication will be vulnerable to attack in the years to come. Fortunately, end-to-end encryption protects us from these vulnerabilities.

Encryption is one of the most important tools governments, companies, and individuals have to promote safety and security in the new digital age. Recently there has been a lot of discussion about encrypted services and the work of law enforcement. While we recognize the important work of law enforcement in keeping people safe, efforts to weaken encryption risk exposing people's information to abuse from cybercriminals, hackers, and rogue states.

While WhatsApp is among the few communication platforms to build full end-to-end encryption that is on by default for everything you do, we expect that it will ultimately represent the future of personal communication.

The desire to protect people's private communication is one of the core beliefs we have at WhatsApp, and for me, it's personal. I grew up in the USSR during communist rule and the fact that people couldn't speak freely is one of the reasons my family moved to the United States.

Today more than a billion people are using WhatsApp to stay in touch with their friends and family all over the world. And now, every single one of those people can talk freely and securely on WhatsApp.

Jan and Brian

Earlier this week WhatsApp turned seven years old. It has been an amazing journey and in the coming months we're putting an even greater emphasis on security features and more ways to stay in touch with the people that you care about.

But anniversary dates are also an opportunity to look back. When we started WhatsApp in 2009, people's use of mobile devices looked very different from today. The Apple App Store was only a few months old. About 70 percent of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia. Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft – which account for 99.5 percent of sales today – were on less than 25 percent of mobile devices sold at the time.

As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use. So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms:

  • BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
  • Nokia S40
  • Nokia Symbian S60
  • Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
  • Windows Phone 7
  • iPhone 3GS/iOS 6

While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future.

This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.

UPDATE: WhatsApp is extending support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 until June 30, 2017.

As of today, one billion people are using WhatsApp.

That's nearly one in seven people on Earth who use WhatsApp each month to stay in touch with their loved ones, their friends and their family.

We are proud of this milestone, and we're humbled by the extraordinary ways all of you have used WhatsApp. Whether it's sharing vital information during natural disasters or health emergencies, finding a date, growing a small business, buying an engagement ring, or seeking a better life – we're honored to be a small part of what people are doing to make their lives and the lives of those around them better.

And yet, through all the progress we've made together over the last seven years, our mission has never changed. WhatsApp began as a simple idea: ensuring that anyone could stay in touch with family and friends anywhere on the planet, without costs or gimmicks standing in the way.

So even as we celebrate this achievement, our focus remains the same. Every day, our team continues to work to improve WhatsApp's speed, reliability, security and simplicity. We're excited to see how far we've come. But now, it's back to work – because we still have another 6 billion people to get on WhatsApp, and a long way left to go.

Nearly a billion people around the world today rely on WhatsApp to stay in touch with their friends and family. From a new dad in Indonesia sharing photos with his family, to a student in Spain checking in with her friends back home, to a doctor in Brazil keeping in touch with her patients, people rely on WhatsApp to be fast, simple and reliable.

That's why we're happy to announce that WhatsApp will no longer charge subscription fees. For many years, we've asked some people to pay a fee for using WhatsApp after their first year. As we've grown, we've found that this approach hasn't worked well. Many WhatsApp users don't have a debit or credit card number and they worried they'd lose access to their friends and family after their first year. So over the next several weeks, we'll remove fees from the different versions of our app and WhatsApp will no longer charge you for our service.

Naturally, people might wonder how we plan to keep WhatsApp running without subscription fees and if today's announcement means we're introducing third-party ads. The answer is no. Starting this year, we will test tools that allow you to use WhatsApp to communicate with businesses and organizations that you want to hear from. That could mean communicating with your bank about whether a recent transaction was fraudulent, or with an airline about a delayed flight. We all get these messages elsewhere today – through text messages and phone calls – so we want to test new tools to make this easier to do on WhatsApp, while still giving you an experience without third-party ads and spam.

We hope you enjoy what's coming to WhatsApp, and we look forward to your feedback.