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WhatsApp Messenger for Android

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 3 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.16.2
  • Total Downloads:
    572,376
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 30, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    18,920
  • Platform:
    Android
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in SMS Tools

Editors' Review

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WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app that lets you to send and receive messages without having to pay for SMS. This app makes chatting and video, image, and voice notes sharing on the go quick, effortless, and fun.

Pros

Awesome functionality: WhatsApp Messenger for Android enables you to share text messages with anyone on the globe so long as they use the app, without the need for usernames, passwords, or log-ins -- your phone number acts as your ID.

Inviting interface: Pretty, smooth, and accessible, the app's interface and the features its puts at your disposal, such as emoticons and straightforward multimedia sharing buttons make this app a joy to use.

Easy contact importing: Once you set up the app, it automatically scans your address book for other users who have the app on their device. No need to add contacts, manually.

Cons

Potential privacy issues: While the app makes it easy for you to connect with others, we feel that it doesn't give you enough control over who gets to see your messages. Moreover, in our tests, the Nobody option for the Last Seen feature, which should prevent others from seeing our activity, did not work.

Bottom Line

WhatsApp Messenger for Android stands out as a remarkable messaging app, probably the best around. You can use it as a replacement for the SMS function of your smartphone, chatting with your friends and family without any limit. As to cost, this app is free in the first year and then charges you only $1 a year, a fantastic subscription price considering that the app is ad-free.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of WhatsApp Messenger for Android 2.9.1547

 
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5 stars

"Works around the world"

April 01, 2016  |  By DougJ

2016-04-01 08:31:04  |  By DougJ

 |  Version: WhatsApp Messenger 2.16.2

Pros

I have been chatting with my Son who is in Thailand. The pics he has taken and sent me are great, and I can upload them to my OneDrive account almost immediately.

Cons

None at this time.

Summary

Excellent App.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.16.2
  • Updated the design of WhatsApp.
  • WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they are in another country. WhatsApp calls use your phone's Internet connection rather than your cellular plan's voice minutes. Data charges may apply.
General
Publisher WhatsApp
Publisher web site http://www.whatsapp.com/
Release Date March 30, 2016
Date Added March 30, 2016
Version 2.16.2
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory SMS Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Android 2.1
Download Information
File Size 7.63MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 572,376
Downloads Last Week 18,920
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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