WhatsApp Messenger is that free messaging app that’s available for Android and pretty much any kind of smartphone. It uses your internet connection – 2G, 3G, 4G and EDGE or Wi-Fi to call your friends or family, or to simply send messages. It’s better to switch from SMS to WhatsApp if you want to send and receive messages, calls, videos and even Voice Messages and documents.
Why should I get it?
There are no fees whatsoever, because it uses your phone’s internet connection, which means that you don’t need to pay for every message or call. There are also no subscription fees to use this app.
You can send and get photos, documents, videos, and Voice Messages.
The calls are free, you can call your family without paying a penny, even if they are in another country, due to the fact that it uses your internet connection, and not your cellular plan’s voice minutes. However, data charges may apply and you should contact your provider for more details. It’s good to keep in mind that you cannot call 911 or any other emergency service numbers by using WhatsApp.
You can make the most out of group chats – you can stay in touch with all of your friends and family members.
You can use WhatsApp Web, to send and receive messages right from your computer’s browser.
There are no international charges, you can send as many messages and call as many persons as you want.
There are no usernames and pins, which means that you won’t have to remember another username and another password for this app, too. The app works with your phone number, just like SMS does. And your contacts are those from your address book.
You always remain logged in, which means that you won’t miss any message.
You can now enjoy stickers – download them and send stickers right in the chat. You can also download new ones if you get bored from time to time.
If you are curious what WhatsApp alternatives are there take a look at our other editorial.
Shawn Cooper is a tech journalist who graduated from St. John’s University and specializes in writing everything from the IT industry, scientific research, robotics, and the digital world. Cooper is also the lead editor for Tech News Watch. In his spare time, when he is not playing computer games, you will see him writing reviews on different tech products or games. Shawn also likes to spend countless hours on social media to hunt the latest news from the biggest technology companies, so that his reports are as fresh as possible.