WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger

FREE

(4 stars)

(11,809,415)


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500,000,000 - 1,000,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Cross-platform nature (Android, iOS, RIM, Symbian)
  • Push notifications
  • Share multimedia files
  • Group chat
  • Automatic contact integration
Cons
  • Price after trial
  • Needs Android 2.0 and later
  • No integration with other messenger apps
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"High-quality, cross-platform messenger service"

Reviewed by / May 05, 2011

Whatsapp is a mobile messenger service for sending text messages, contacts, multimedia files or even your current location to your contacts from any platform

Once you’ve downloaded and installed it, you have to introduce your phone number and the app will automatically find the contacts in your phonebook who are already using Whatsapp. These will be the contacts you can talk to on Whatsapp.

The strength of the application lies, firstly, in its “cross-platform” nature: this means that it can be used from Android, iPhones, Symbian and RIM (Blackberry) devices. So you can have conversations with all your contacts, no matter what OS they're using! This kind of integration is what users really appreciate. Secondly, its interface is simple, easy and attractive (including the Facebook profile pic of your contacts, if you have Facebook integrated with your phonebook). This is another important reason why most people are using Whatsapp instead of other mobile messenger services. And thirdly, it has plenty of great features: you can create a list of block contacts, create chat groups on a specific topic, chat settings (font size, type mode, your nickname, status message), and notifications settings (ringtone for specific contacts, vibration, pop-up,...).

One of its flaws is the price (and it is not really a flaw since it's cheap, but it could cost Whatsapp a few users). Android users get a Whatsapp free trial for a year, then they have to pay $2 for it. It works on Android 2.0 and later but we've noticed some lag problems in older devices.

Whatsapp was developed by Whatsapp Inc., a promising app development company located in Silicon Valley. Whatsapp is its first app, and its success is well-known among smartphones users.

If most of your contacts are using it, Whatsapp is a must-have for your Android. Forget SMS/MMS forever; the free cross-platform messenger era has arrived.

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Developer's original description available here
WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages. First year FREE! ($0.99 USD/year after)

WHY USE WHATSAPP:

★ NO HIDDEN COST: Once you and your friends download the application, you can use it to chat as much as you want. Send a million messages a day to your friends for free! WhatsApp uses your Internet connection: 3G/EDGE or Wi-Fi when available.

★ MULTIMEDIA: Send Video, Images, and Voice notes to your friends and contacts.

★ GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group conversations with your contacts.

★ NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: Just like there is no added cost to send an international email, there is no cost to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends all over the world as long as they have WhatsApp Messenger installed and avoid those pesky international SMS costs.

★ SAY NO TO PINS AND USERNAMES: Why even bother having to remember yet another PIN or username? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS would, and integrates flawlessly with your existing phone address book.

★ NO NEED TO LOG IN/OUT: No more confusion about getting logged off from another computer or device. With push notifications WhatsApp is ALWAYS ON and ALWAYS CONNECTED.

★ NO NEED TO ADD BUDDIES: Your Address Book is used to automatically connect you with your contacts. Your contacts who already have WhatsApp Messenger will be automatically displayed.

★ OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your push notifications or turn off your phone, WhatsApp will save your messages offline until you retrieve them during the next application use.

★ AND MUCH MORE: Share location, Exchange contacts, Custom wallpaper, Custom notification sounds, Landscape mode, Precise message time stamps, Email chat history, Broadcast messages and MMS to many contacts at once and much much more!

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We’re always excited to hear from you! If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns, please email us at:

android-support@whatsapp.com

or follow us on twitter:

http://twitter.com/WhatsApp
@WhatsApp
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When roaming, additional carrier data charges may apply. Please contact your carrier for details.

Recently changed in this version

2.11.186
new privacy settings for last seen, profile photo and status
add Camera shortcut for quicker picture sending
add ability to pay for a friend's WhatsApp service
add large video thumbnails in chat
add option to show unread messages on home screen widget (Android 3.0+)
add option to share/save profile photo/group icon
increase message history user can send
fix sending flag emoji on Sony phones
fix voice note recording volume on Samsung Note 3 and Sony phones
enabled Hindi (Android 4.1+)


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Comments and ratings for WhatsApp Messenger
  • (70)

    by Noor Shafiq on 18/04/2014

    The best app ever. Instant messaging grp chat. Wow.

  • (70)

    by muhammad rezky on 18/04/2014

    It will be pleasure if we can make free call

  • (70)

    by Aniket Naik on 18/04/2014

    Great messenger

  • (70)

    by mike jones on 18/04/2014

    If i had service why would i need this app.... Just doesn't make sense.....

  • (70)

    by sarita Norke on 18/04/2014

    What's app not work.......... What I do.???? Pls rpl

  • (70)

    by Harry Ngumbang on 18/04/2014

    gd app

  • (70)

    by Ayleen López on 18/04/2014

    It's awful.