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WhatsApp Messenger for iPad

Free
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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
out of 18 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.16.16
  • Total Downloads:
    778,033
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 09, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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WhatsApp is a popular messenger for local, international, individual, and group messaging. With the latest update, WhatsApp offers free local and international voice calls.

Pros

Easy setup: Let WhatsApp sync with your Contacts so that you can connect with people in your address book and edit your contacts right in WhatsApp. Confirm your country code and phone number, and the app will send you a verification code. Enter your name and add a photo, or use your Facebook information to enroll. All your contacts will now appear.

More personal experience: WhatsApp is far more personalized than traditional texting. First, you get a more real-time IM experience, including status messages. By default your status is: "Hey there! I am using WhatsApp." There are 11 status options, such as Available, Busy, or At Work. Choose among 39 chat wallpapers to spruce up your chat page, or select a picture from Photos. You can see them in thumbnails and then preview in full-screen size before committing.

Easy functionality: Call a contact by pressing the writing or calling buttons, or use the writing icon to send a message. The camera button enables you to capture or send photos and videos directly from the chat page. And there's no need to log in to or out of the app.

Plenty of communication options: Press the up arrow, then Photo, and then tap to capture a picture or hold to record a video. With the latest WhatsApp update, you can share your location with 3D maps or share contacts with your other contacts. Press the camera button to take a picture or the microphone to record a greeting. You can also send and receive audio files -- not possible with Apple's Messages app.

Broadcast Lists: Send group messages with the Broadcast Lists feature. Create one for your family members, one for your coworkers, one for your poker friends, and so on.

Money-saving: Unlike texts, WhatsApp messages are free, even to international contacts.

Voice calling: In our tests we found the sound quality on WhatsApp no worse than traditional voice calling. You can call your international contacts for free.

Try before you buy: WhatsApp Messenger is free for an entire year. After that, it's just 99 cents per year.

Cons

WhatsApp required: You can chat only with contacts already on WhatsApp. The good news: It's easy to invite others to sign up -- you can message them via text, email, or social media, directly from the app.

Perspective Zoom On or Off: You can turn this wallpaper feature on or off, but we could never figure out what it meant.

Bottom Line

WhatsApp is an easy-to-use, feature-rich, and affordable messaging and voice-calling app that you should definitely download.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great messaging app"

June 08, 2016  |  By benJaminBaby:)

2016-06-08 06:07:51  |  By benJaminBaby:)

 |  Version: WhatsApp Messenger 2.16.2

Pros

Great to keep in touch
Simplistic

Cons

Video quality while sending not optimal (yet?)

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5 stars

"It's perfect"

May 24, 2016  |  By emma.2316

2016-05-24 04:56:22  |  By emma.2316

 |  Version: WhatsApp Messenger 2.16.2

Pros

Perfect to talk with friends abroad and I can cuztomise it with my own wallpaper!

Cons

I wish I could listen to the audio (when I record myself talking) before sending it.

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5 stars

"Good messaging app"

May 19, 2016  |  By coriolanxulescu

2016-05-19 06:24:05  |  By coriolanxulescu

 |  Version: WhatsApp Messenger 2.16.2

Pros

A lot of people use it and i haven't heard people complaining about it.

Cons

Would be nice if it worked on tablets too

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5 stars

"Great Messenger!"

December 17, 2014  |  By MissGeschick

2014-12-17 08:58:39  |  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

2014-08-18 07:34:45  |  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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1 stars

"BEWARE THIRD PARTY SPAM"

January 14, 2014  |  By stellastar1962

2014-01-14 04:47:54  |  By stellastar1962

 |  Version: WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone 2.5.12

Pros

Playground for SPAMMERS

Cons

SPAM playground

Summary

What's App does allow Third Party Spam to appear as if it is a message from What's App and it will end up costing you ... and no need for credit card details ... they just simply debit from your phone provider account ... be aware ... message came through as 19999922 ... and Oxergen8 Comms P/L ... as the Third Party Purchase on your bill ... deleting What's App ASAP..

Updated on Jan 18, 2014

In response to the third party purchase ... the company that supports 19999922 ... have acted in good faith and wavered the charges incurred.

Not sure if all other third party messages received through WhatsApp would have such a good outcome.

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2 stars

"Was great up until upgrade"

November 19, 2013  |  By hpforester

2013-11-19 11:14:06  |  By hpforester

 |  Version: WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone 2.5.12

Pros

Only if free. Mine is still free, but if I had to pay, I would opt out.

Cons

The new texting software they're using sucks. When two people in a conversation type at once, letters don't get picked up. The software suggests some obsucre weird words for autocorrect. Delete is a nightmare as it deletes lines of text.

Summary

Free app for me suits the purpose. For paid options, I'd look into other apps. Maybe Viber or back to Skype.

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5 stars

"WhatsApp the best free cross platform messenger app."

October 24, 2013  |  By rlittle66

2013-10-24 22:48:17  |  By rlittle66

 |  Version: WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone 2.5.12

Pros

No log in or password required
Integrates nicely on all platforms
No sms charges, or additional text charges
easy to use

Cons

Have not found any cons to this app.

Summary

This is the best free messenger app on the market, other messenger apps wish they were whatsapp.

Seriously this is the app to get.

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1 stars

"B E W A R E ! ! ! 20 mins after joining, H A C K E D"

September 05, 2013  |  By vimmal

2013-09-05 23:17:23  |  By vimmal

 |  Version: WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone 2.5.12

Pros

... free ... for 1 year only ...

Cons

1. NO SECURITY ! 20 mins after joining yesterday [ in New Zealand ] my linked gmail account was hacked, for the first time , in Mexico . I have had this account for years . Luckily Gmail rejected the attack and instantly alerted me . Whoever the 3rd party was, that I opened my phone too, they are cracked by the Mexican Mob . B E W A R E ! ! !
2. No VOIP .
3. Automatically reads your address book and then " asks " if you want to alert your also-subscribed contacts . I bypassed this [ because I didnt want to ] but then they did it anyhow . All your friends are sent a stupid " HI , blah blah .."
4. No user authentication .
4.

Summary

DANGEROUS
CHEAP [ but costs , eventually ]
NO VOIP
MUCH BETTER ALTERNATIVES OUT THERE .
* * * * try LINE ! * * * * Millions of Chinese love this Taiwanese free app , WITH VOICE OVER !
* * * * try RAVER * * * *
AVOID ' WA' LIKE THE PLAGUE

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1 stars

"PERVERTS PLAYGROUND!"

July 05, 2013  |  By JGirlNYC74

2013-07-05 07:40:05  |  By JGirlNYC74

 |  Version: WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone 2.5.12

Pros

Absolutely nothing!

Cons

A pervert's playground!

Summary

I am an officer and I do not have this app on my phone but my mother in law does. A friend of hers sent her a video of child pornography that is being distributed within Whatsapp. It is VERY disturbing and I was appalled by it. I went to my local precinct in the Bronx to report this and was told to contact Apple. I contacted Apple who made a note of this and stated that they would reach out to Whatsapp. Apple also suggested I contact Whatsapp about this as well. The idea that this app can be a perverts playground is DISGUSTING! Perverts can show child pornography to the entire world and get away with it!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.16.16
  • Search for the perfect animated GIF right from within WhatsApp. Just tap Attach â?? Photo/Video Library and tap on the GIF search button on the bottom left to get started.
  • You can now send and receive animated GIFs
  • For videos that are 6 seconds or shorter, you can now send them as animated GIFs. Just tap the GIF toggle after picking a video. (requires iPhone 6s or iPhone 7)
  • Send Live Photos as animated GIFs. Just 3D Touch any live photo from Attach â?? Photo/Video Library and choose "Select as GIF."
General
Publisher WhatsApp
Publisher web site http://www.whatsapp.com/
Release Date November 09, 2016
Date Added November 09, 2016
Version 2.16.16
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements iOS 6.0
Download Information
File Size 5.05MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 778,033
Downloads Last Week 3,131
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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