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Editors' Review

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app that lets you to send and receive messages without having to pay for SMS. This app makes chatting and video, image, and voice notes sharing on the go quick, effortless, and fun.

Pros

Awesome functionality: WhatsApp Messenger for Android enables you to share text messages with anyone on the globe so long as they use the app, without the need for usernames, passwords, or log-ins -- your phone number acts as your ID.

Inviting interface: Pretty, smooth, and accessible, the app's interface and the features its puts at your disposal, such as emoticons and straightforward multimedia sharing buttons make this app a joy to use.

Easy contact importing: Once you set up the app, it automatically scans your address book for other users who have the app on their device. No need to add contacts, manually.

Cons

Potential privacy issues: While the app makes it easy for you to connect with others, we feel that it doesn't give you enough control over who gets to see your messages. Moreover, in our tests, the Nobody option for the Last Seen feature, which should prevent others from seeing our activity, did not work.

Bottom Line

WhatsApp Messenger for Android stands out as a remarkable messaging app, probably the best around. You can use it as a replacement for the SMS function of your smartphone, chatting with your friends and family without any limit. As to cost, this app is free in the first year and then charges you only $1 a year, a fantastic subscription price considering that the app is ad-free.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of WhatsApp Messenger for Android 2.9.1547

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.18.277
Group admins can now choose to allow only admins to send messages to a group. Open "Group info" > tap "Group settings". Non-admins will still be able to read messages and respond privately by tapping "Message admin".
General
Publisher WhatsApp
Publisher web site http://www.whatsapp.com/
Release Date September 11, 2018
Date Added September 17, 2018
Version 2.18.277
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.63MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,609,608
Downloads Last Week 1,621
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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