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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.17.4
  • Total Downloads:
    827,918
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 16, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

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 2.17.4
Bug fixes.
General
Publisher WhatsApp
Publisher web site http://www.whatsapp.com/
Release Date February 16, 2017
Date Added February 16, 2017
Version 2.17.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone.
Download Information
File Size 5.05MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 827,918
Downloads Last Week 2,792
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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