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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    799,194
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 09, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,645
  • Platform:
    Android
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in SMS Tools

Editors' Review

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With more than 1 billion active users, the popular WhatsApp messaging app lets you easily make free voice and video calls. WhatsApp users can also exchange text messages.

Pros

Secure communications: All messages -- include voice, images, and files -- between WhatsApp users are protected with end-to-end encryption, using the same encryption protocol employed by Signal.

Video calls: You can make person-to-person video calls with WhatsApp either from the Calls screen or during a chat. However, WhatsApp cannot handle group video calls.

Individual and group chats: You can of course chat one-on-one with a contact. But you can also set up and administer group chats that can hold as many as 256 members. Send emojis, share documents, create recorded voice messages, snap and customize a photo, and send your location via chat.

Free to chat: WhatsApp is entirely free to use, having dropped its annual subscription fee in 2016. The app doesn't run third-party ads either.

Back up to Google Drive: You can back up your WhatsApp chat history, voice messages, photos, and videos to Google Drive. Backed-up data counts toward your Drive storage limit.

Cons

Closed system: As with many messaging apps, WhatsApp doesn't work with other messaging apps. To communicate with a contact, both parties need WhatsApp.

Bottom Line

The free and popular WhatsApp messaging app does a good job of covering the bases, from text messaging to video chats. While many services offer a similar collection of communication tools, you have little reason to look elsewhere if your contacts rely on WhatsApp.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version
  • Now you can draw or add text and emojis to photos and videos you capture within WhatsApp. You can also pick a brush size or font style by dragging left on the color selector
  • In groups, you can now mention specific people by typing the @ symbol
  • Group admins can now invite people to join a group by sharing a link. From group info, just tap Add participants > Invite to group via link
  • New emoji. And sending a single emoji will now appear larger in chats.
General
Publisher WhatsApp
Publisher web site http://www.whatsapp.com/
Release Date November 08, 2016
Date Added November 09, 2016
Version
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory SMS Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.63MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 799,194
Downloads Last Week 9,645
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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