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WhatsApp Messenger

By WhatsApp Inc.


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WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for iPhone and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, and Voice Messages.


• NO FEES: WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family, so you don't have to pay for every message or call.* There are no subscription fees to use WhatsApp.

• MULTIMEDIA: Send and receive photos, videos, and Voice Messages.

• FREE CALLS: Call your friends and family for free with WhatsApp Calling, even if they're in another country.* WhatsApp calls use your phone's Internet connection rather than your cellular plan's voice minutes. (Note: Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details. Also, you can't access 911 and other emergency service numbers through WhatsApp).

• GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group chats with your contacts so you can easily stay in touch with your friends or family.

• WHATSAPP WEB: You can also send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer's browser.

• NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: There's no extra charge to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends around the world and avoid international SMS charges.*

• SAY NO TO USERNAMES AND PINS: Why bother having to remember yet another username or PIN? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS, and integrates seamlessly with your phone's existing address book.

• ALWAYS LOGGED IN: With WhatsApp, you're always logged in so you don't miss messages. No more confusion about whether you're logged in or logged out.

• QUICKLY CONNECT WITH YOUR CONTACTS: Your address book is used to quickly and easily connect you with your contacts who have WhatsApp so there's no need to add hard-to-remember usernames.

• OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your notifications or turn off your phone, WhatsApp will save your recent messages until the next time you use the app.

• AND MUCH MORE: Share your location, exchange contacts, set custom wallpapers and notification sounds, email chat history, broadcast messages to multiple contacts at once, and more!

*Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details.

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Note: WhatsApp is a telephony app, so iPod and iPad are not supported devices.

What's New in Version 2.16.12

• Now you can draw or add text and emojis to photos and videos. You can pick a brush size or font style by dragging left on the color selector. When drawing, you can also pick from two special brushes: the pixelate and color remover brushes. (requires iPhone 5s+ and iOS 9+)
• Group admins can now invite people to join a group simply by sharing a link with them. From group info, just tap "Group Invite Link."

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Customer Reviews

OK but not the best

Whatsapp used to be one of the best messaging apps, but has since been surpassed by others. For example, Wire has more features than whatsapp, including encrypted video calling, and better privacy too (doesn't require access to all of your contacts data). Wire has all the other features too like group texting, voice calling, GIFs and much more, all encrypted, all the time, all free. Whatsapp has recently changed their terms of service to allow whatsapp to share your phone number with their parent company, Facebook, presumably for marketing and advertising purposes. Wire is not only ad-free, but they will never share your personal information with third parties. If you like whatsapp, then you'll love Wire.

Guess I should have known: it's Terrific!

Except for an occasional drop out or two (rare and probably unavoidable) the connections have been terrific, sound quality superior and this is on a global level. My wife's been traveling around Europe and virtually everywhere we go, we were able to be in communication (voice) through this app.
We used to be users of WeChat – now we see no particular reason to use that app any longer - we found the one we love!

Customized Notification Sound won't work

Everytime there's a new update Whatsapp just likes to mess with me. I go to a contact that I know has a customized tone and it is selected but when I get a text from them it just sounds like a normal text rigntone. Having customized ringtones actually helps, why do you have to do that? Even if I click "save" it saves them but it won't sound like that one. This goes for group text tones too. And also, the new improvement on the chat window just looks likes it's crashed instead of making it look like it's actually arranged on one side. Not a good update.

WhatsApp Messenger
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  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.16.12
  • Size: 124 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone.

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