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WhatsApp was one of the pioneering messaging apps in the rise of the smartphone revolution, and that makes for a huge user base that is one of the app’s main draws. WhatsApp's quick real-time messaging and great VoIP quality of course are major contributors to its success, not necessarily setting itself apart from the rest but at the very least providing consistent quality. One feature that’s sadly missing from WhatsApp but quite prevalent among its competitors is video calling, and it doesn’t appear to be anywhere in sight. Overall, though, WhatsApp gets top marks for its great implementation of group chatting, broadcast messages, and an excellent message backup system that is often overlooked in other apps. On top of all this, WhatsApp recently shed its yearly subscription, which was once an admittedly paltry $0.99, going totally free and opening it up to even more consumers.
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile communications app developed by WhatsApp Inc.

With WhatsApp Messenger, you get a free communications platform similar to Viber and Skype, which allows you to use your mobile data plan or Wi-Fi connection to send messages, make calls, and share multimedia content like video, photos, and voice messages, all for free and without any subscription charges or costs incurred on your carrier.

The service makes use of your phone number to make an account, and imports your address book to find contacts who are also using WhatsApp. You won’t have to memorize yet another account name and password – the app just works. Once you’ve logged in once, WhatsApp Messenger stays logged on, and automatically adds new contacts to your address book in real time. If you go offline, you’ll be notified of missed messages the next time you go back on.

With WhatsApp, you can engage in group chats with friends and family, letting everyone interact in a fun and easy way. You can also broadcast messages to several people simultaneously. All this happens through a vibrant, easy-to-use interface, where you can customize the messaging wallpaper, easily share media, and more.

Want to know more about WhatsApp? Check out our user guide, How to Use WhatsApp Messenger.

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