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  • Date Added:
    Apr. 17, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

Editors' Review


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.


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.


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

What's new in version 2.17.11
You can once again set a text-only update in your profile and it's called About. Tap Settings and then your profile name to edit it.
Play videos right away without waiting for them to download first. Videos will still be downloaded to your phone as the video is playing.
Tap the new moon icon in the WhatsApp camera to better capture photos and videos when it's dark.
When editing a photo, 3D touch the crop icon to instantly crop the photo and fill your phone's screen.
Publisher WhatsApp
Publisher web site
Release Date April 17, 2017
Date Added April 17, 2017
Version 2.17.11
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 Not Available
File Name External File
Total Downloads 914,601
Downloads Last Week 3,433
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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