100,000,000 - 500,000,000 downloads
- Cross-platform nature (Android, iOS, RIM, Symbian)
- Push notifications
- Share multimedia files
- Group chat
- Automatic contact integration
- Price after trial
- Needs Android 2.0 and later
- No integration with other messenger apps
+ By WhatsApp Inc.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed it, you have to introduce your phone number and the app will automatically find the contacts in your phonebook who are already using Whatsapp. These will be the contacts you can talk to on Whatsapp.
The strength of the application lies, firstly, in its “cross-platform” nature: this means that it can be used from Android, iPhones, Symbian and RIM (Blackberry) devices. So you can have conversations with all your contacts, no matter what OS they're using! This kind of integration is what users really appreciate. Secondly, its interface is simple, easy and attractive (including the Facebook profile pic of your contacts, if you have Facebook integrated with your phonebook). This is another important reason why most people are using Whatsapp instead of other mobile messenger services. And thirdly, it has plenty of great features: you can create a list of block contacts, create chat groups on a specific topic, chat settings (font size, type mode, your nickname, status message), and notifications settings (ringtone for specific contacts, vibration, pop-up,...).
One of its flaws is the price (and it is not really a flaw since it's cheap, but it could cost Whatsapp a few users). Android users get a Whatsapp free trial for a year, then they have to pay $2 for it. It works on Android 2.0 and later but we've noticed some lag problems in older devices.
Whatsapp was developed by Whatsapp Inc., a promising app development company located in Silicon Valley. Whatsapp is its first app, and its success is well-known among smartphones users.
If most of your contacts are using it, Whatsapp is a must-have for your Android. Forget SMS/MMS forever; the free cross-platform messenger era has arrived.
WHY USE WHATSAPP:
★ NO HIDDEN COST: Once you and your friends download the application, you can use it to chat as much as you want. Send a million messages a day to your friends for free! WhatsApp uses your Internet connection: 3G/EDGE or Wi-Fi when available.
★ MULTIMEDIA: Send Video, Images, and Voice notes to your friends and contacts.
★ GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group conversations with your contacts.
★ NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: Just like there is no added cost to send an international email, there is no cost to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends all over the world as long as they have WhatsApp Messenger installed and avoid those pesky international SMS costs.
★ SAY NO TO PINS AND USERNAMES: Why even bother having to remember yet another PIN or username? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS would, and integrates flawlessly with your existing phone address book.
★ NO NEED TO LOG IN/OUT: No more confusion about getting logged off from another computer or device. With push notifications WhatsApp is ALWAYS ON and ALWAYS CONNECTED.
★ NO NEED TO ADD BUDDIES: Your Address Book is used to automatically connect you with your contacts. Your contacts who already have WhatsApp Messenger will be automatically displayed.
★ OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your push notifications or turn off your phone, WhatsApp will save your messages offline until you retrieve them during the next application use.
★ AND MUCH MORE: Share location, Exchange contacts, Custom wallpaper, Custom notification sounds, Landscape mode, Precise message time stamps, Email chat history, Broadcast messages and MMS to many contacts at once and much much more!
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Recently changed in this version:
raise group chat limit to 50 participants per group
bug and crash fixes
bug and crash fixes
color and layout improvements
enable Croatian language
update user interface to the latest android look and feel
ability to purchase 3yr and 5yr service at discount
added support for vietnamese
Fix for unable to send message when there are less than 7 days remaining of service
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Comments and ratings for WhatsApp Messenger
I love you all
The new whatsapp s like a maniac on auto download! Downloads everything itself, videos,images,etc . Pls get the manual option back and stop this madness!! X.X :(
i would love it if the developers could add a move to sd card feature on to this app. it would greatly save some of us whose ram space is unmentionable