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WhatsApp Messenger

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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.16.2
  • Total Downloads:
    620,384
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 27, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

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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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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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1 stars

"Massive security holes"

August 25, 2012  |  By ekdikeo

2012-08-25 22:57:03  |  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

2012-05-24 07:45:09  |  By magel_80

 |  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 May 24, 2012

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5 stars

"arash.sb/canada"

February 04, 2012  |  By arashsaberyan

2012-02-04 04:48:21  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.16.2
Your messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents, and calls are now secured with end-to-end encryption, which means WhatsApp and third parties can't read or listen to them. Messages are automatically end-to-end encrypted: no turning on settings or setting up special secret chats to secure your messages. End-to-end encryption is available when you and the people you message are on the latest versions of WhatsApp.
General
Publisher WhatsApp
Publisher web site http://www.whatsapp.com/
Release Date April 12, 2016
Date Added April 27, 2016
Version 2.16.2
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 620,384
Downloads Last Week 6,577
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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