WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 15 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.11.8
File Size:
5.05MB
Date Added:
June 12, 2014
Price:
Free; annual subscription; $0.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
iOS, iPhone OS 3.x
Total Downloads:
381,135
Downloads Last Week:
1,320
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Requires iPhone OS 3.1

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

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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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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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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  • 5 stars

    "https://itunes.apple.com/app/app/id510511840?ls=1"

    June 07, 2014   |   By jason-walsh

    Version: WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone 2.5.12

    Pros

    App Store link for free download: https://itunes.apple.com/app/app/id510511840?ls=1&mt=8

    Cons

    App Store link for free download: https://itunes.apple.com/app/app/id510511840?ls=1&mt=8

    Summary

    App Store link for free download: https://itunes.apple.com/app/app/id510511840?ls=1&mt=8

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  • 1 stars

    "BEWARE THIRD PARTY SPAM"

    January 14, 2014   |   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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • 1 stars

    "Massive security holes"

    August 25, 2012   |   By ekdikeo

    Version: WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone 2.5.12

    Pros

    Few. Very few.

    Cons

    This app is so popular because it has absolutely no security whatsoever. Anyone can take over your account at any time, and the whole major point of it -- that it shares all of your contact information with the whatsapp servers -- is a horrific, horrific security violation, not just of your own security, but of ALL YOUR CONTACTS. Using WA is a very, very, very bad idea.

    Summary

    Avoid this app like the plague, and tell all your friends to avoid it, as well as any other apps that transmit ALL OF YOUR CONTACT DATA TO A THIRD PARTY. Also avoid any apps that do not have ANY form of user authentication to verify that you are actually the person you say you are.

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  • 5 stars

    "SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS"

    May 24, 2012   |   By magel_80

    Version: WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone 2.5.12

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Summary

    JJJJJJJJJDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    Updated on May 24, 2012

    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

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  • 5 stars

    "arash.sb/canada"

    February 04, 2012   |   By arashsaberyan

    Version: WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone 2.5.12

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Summary

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    Updated on Feb 4, 2012

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