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.
WHY USE WHATSAPP:
• 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 2.17.11
• You can once again set a text-only update in your profile and it's called About. Tap Settings and then your profile name to edit it. Thanks for the feedback!
• Play videos right away without waiting for them to download first. Videos will still be downloaded to your phone as the video is playing.
• Tap the new moon icon in the WhatsApp camera to better capture photos and videos when it's dark
• When editing a photo, 3D touch the crop icon to instantly crop the photo and fill your phone's screen
No user names!
The idea of not having user names and associating your identity with your phone number was a brilliant, almost genius one which I guess required a lot of cool engineering in the backend. I think that's why Whatsapp's user base is the ginormous number of users that it is today. The ability to set privacy preferences was good. Photo & video sharing, audio calling, video calling which came later kept it a compelling application. Cool features like a desktop version of the application makes it nice to use. Automated chat backups on iCloud make it very useful. Secure messaging is welcome. Group messaging is awesome but was confusing earlier when the ability to reply to individual messages was not there. It can still be annoying when you get added to groups without your permission. Default auto-download settings should be 'off'. I hope stickers are on the way soon. Ability to view timeline of chat history and scroll to a particular point in time is sorely missing. A minor feature that would be welcome would be the ability to search individual chat histories. The application did go back to weird state a couple of times for me recently and it kept my chat history but lost all my settings which was very annoying. The new 24 hour status feature which I hear is copied seems useless.
Great app does it what I need it to do when I need it too
Does everything I need it to do to text my friends that don't live in USA!!! Still a great app getting even better day by day I am using it too text my friend in Peru and it always works good gonna be a great app for my trip to Peru to stay in touch with my friends still gonna use the app cause i have to use it to keep in touch with my friends in other countries but not happy that more and more issue comes up within every update
Developers forgot the purpose of this app
This app is a messaging service. It has been failing at providing that service for the past few months. Now it is trying to compete with social networking apps like Snapchat and Instagram. I can go use those apps for their intended purposes. I don't need WhatsApp to perform in those ways. I need to it be the quickest and easiest calling/texting service it used to be. If the favorites tab and contacts tab are brought back, then WhatsApp will be worthy of more than 1 star.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Mar 27, 2017
- Version: 2.17.11
- Size: 139 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: WhatsApp Inc.
- © 2017 WhatsApp Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone.