WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.11.8
  • Total Downloads:
    439,570
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 12, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; annual subscription; $0.99 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.

Editors' Review

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WhatsApp Messenger proves to be a speedy and dependable messaging app. It stays continuously on as long as you are connected to the Internet and encrypts all your conversations.

Pros

Well-maintained: WhatsApp Messenger's popularity translates into a stable connection, excellent service maintenance, and good technical support from the developers. It's popular even among non-iOS users, so there should be no reason not to connect with buddies who are using Android or Windows devices.

Great design for iOS: This app's aesthetics blend in seamlessly with iOS. With its great design and intuitive arrangement of buttons and menus, this app feels like a "first-party" app on your iPhone.

Sortable group messaging and Bcc-like broadcast messaging: Your group conversations or discussions can be named and subscribed to by those who want to get involved. Broadcast messages don't appear spammy because they are sent like "blind carbon copy" messages.

Small app file and quick installation: Downloading and installing it is fast and easy, even for iPhones that still run iOS 4.3.

Cons

No video chatting: The app does not support video calls, unlike competitors such as Skype and Google+ Hangouts.

Tied to one device: Creating an account with WhatsApp requires a valid phone number and a validation code. The account you create with your iPhone becomes the only account the device can use. It is actually possible to use an account with more than one device by re-verifying the account on the new device, but WhatsApp may prevent the re-verification process if the switching is done frequently.

Bottom Line

Popular and reliable, WhatsApp is definitely a great choice when it comes to mobile messaging. Its extensive user base, dependable network, and reliable chat service make the $0.99 price worth it. It's just slightly disappointing that you can't use it with multiple devices.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great Messenger!"

December 17, 2014  |  By MissGeschick

 |  Version: WhatsApp Messenger 2.11.8

Pros

A lot of friends use Whatsapp and I like it too.

Cons

Can't use it on my tablet.

Summary

The best messenger around!

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5 stars

"The best messanger out there"

August 18, 2014  |  By Gramatik18

 |  Version: WhatsApp Messenger 2.11.8

Pros

Lightweight, fast, supports sending pictures, sounds and videos, doesn't consume much resources

Cons

Definitely better than good old traditional SMS messaging

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.11.8
  • new wallpapers
  • new privacy settings (Settings > Account > Privacy)
  • General
    Publisher WhatsApp
    Publisher web site http://www.whatsapp.com/
    Release Date June 12, 2014
    Date Added June 12, 2014
    Version 2.11.8
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Social Networking Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems iPhone OS 4.x, iOS, iPhone OS 3.x
    Additional Requirements Requires iPhone OS 3.1
    Download Information
    File Size 5.05MB
    File Name id310633997
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 439,570
    Downloads Last Week 2,308
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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