WhatsApp Messenger

Send free text messages from your Android phone

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WhatsApp Messenger allows you to send text messages, as well as images, video and audio, using your mobile device's Internet connection.

Powerful and complete alternative to SMS

WhatsApp Messenger replaces traditional SMS messaging with a free instant messaging system over 3G/4G or WiFi. You can chat with just one person, or several contacts at once, up-to groups of 30 people. It's a good way to save sending lots of messages and to communicate quickly with several people at once.

In terms of options, WhatsApp Messenger allows you to send photos, audio files, and videos to your contacts, as well as archive conversations. You can also share a map of your current locations or details of one of your contacts, and strong>edit images and photos by rotating, cropping, adding notes, or adding comments and captions.

Of course, emoticons are an important part of any chat app, and this app comes with plenty. You can use those that come with the app, or install new emoticons through applications such as Smileys for Chat.

WhatsApp Messenger also includes a Push to Talk messaging feature. In the style of a walkie talkie, WhatsApp adds the option to record and share voice messages in real time. It's the same type of function offered by apps such as Voxer and Zello.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp Messenger supports Android Wear, Google's smart watch operating system, meaning you can check your messages without having to take your phone out. The feature supports long message viewing, stacked messages with slide navigation, and the standard reply via voice option.

One of the most recent and most controversial (but requested) feature WhatsApp has introduced recently is the ability to see when the messages you sent have been read. Two blue ticks mean that your message has been read by the recipient or that all recipients in a group have read the message.

How does WhatsApp work?

Chatting with WhatsApp Messenger requires both you and your contact have the application installed. Once you've installed the app on your device, you can see straight away which of your contacts are using it, then start chatting to them.

It's worth mentioning that although the sending of messages is free in WhatsApp Messenger, the application requires to pay a subscription fee of 99 cents per year after the first year.

Get the latest version of WhatsApp

The version of WhatsApp Messenger on Google Play is not always the most up-to-date. We recommend that you consult the official web site to get the latest version.

A simple way to chat for free

There are many similar apps to WhatsApp Messenger out there, and some are even better. Yet, such is the popularity of this app that it is an essential download for your mobile.

What's new in the latest version?

With the introduction of WhatsApp for Web, you can now send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer’s browser. To get started, visit web.whatsapp.com on your PC or Mac.

Pros +
  • Lets you send photos, audio, video, location, and links
  • Group messaging
  • Works across different platforms
  • Support for Android Wear
  • Syncs with web version
Cons -
  • Only works if the other person has the app

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Language:
English
File size:
10.8 MB
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Downloads:
107,550
O.S.:
Android 2.1, Android 2.2, Android 2.3, Android 3.0, Android 3.1, Android 3.2, Android 3.3, Android 4.0, Android 4.1, Android 4.1.1, Android 4.1.2, Android 4.2, Android 4.2.1, Android 4.2.2, Android 4.3
Category:
Communication Apps > SMS & IM

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