Overview: WhatsApp Messenger is a messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phoneâ€™s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to message and call friends and family.
Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
WHY USE WHATSAPP:
â€¢ NO FEES: WhatsApp uses your phoneâ€™s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family, so you donâ€™t have to pay for every message or call.* There are no subscription fees to use WhatsApp.
â€¢ MULTIMEDIA: Send and receive photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
â€¢ FREE CALLS: Call your friends and family for free with WhatsApp Calling, even if theyâ€™re in another country.* WhatsApp calls use your phoneâ€™s Internet connection rather than your cellular planâ€™s voice minutes. (Note: Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details. Also, you canâ€™t access 911 and other emergency service numbers through WhatsApp).
â€¢ GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group chats with your contacts so you can easily stay in touch with your friends or family.
â€¢ WHATSAPP WEB: You can also send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computerâ€™s browser.
â€¢ NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: Thereâ€™s no extra charge to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends around the world and avoid international SMS charges.*
â€¢ 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 phoneâ€™s existing address book.
â€¢ ALWAYS LOGGED IN: With WhatsApp, youâ€™re always logged in so you donâ€™t miss messages. No more confusion about whether youâ€™re logged in or logged out.
â€¢ QUICKLY CONNECT WITH YOUR CONTACTS: Your address book is used to quickly and easily connect you with your contacts who have WhatsApp so thereâ€™s no need to add hard-to-remember usernames.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ 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.
New privacy settings allow you to control who can add you to groups. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups to get started.
â€“ Added call waiting support so you can choose to accept an incoming WhatsApp call while youâ€™re already on another call.
â€“ You can now require a fingerprint to unlock WhatsApp. Tap Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock and enable Unlock with fingerprint.
â€“ Fixed an issue which caused fast battery drain on some devices.
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