With more than 1.5 billion active users each month WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world. Now, WhatsApp Messenger 2.19.53 is available to download for Android, and it comes with some improvements regarding the group call feature.
The popular app began its life in 2009 as a project of two former Yahoo employees. At first, the app was able to display the status of the user. When Apple released an update which allowed iPhones to display push notifications the feature was quickly integrated into the app. WhatsApp 2.0 arrived with a new messaging component, which led to a dramatic spike in active users. The team released the app on the App Store but decided to add a tax to avoid rapid inflation of users, which would have led to increased costs and technical issues.
As time passed the app continued to grow, attracting the attention of other entities. In February 2014 the company was bought by Facebook for $19 billion. In January 2016, the app ditched the subscription model and became completely free.
WhatsApp Messenger 2.19.53 For Android Is Available To Download With Group Call Improvements
WhatsApp allows its users to communicate with each other by using a variety of methods. The classic and favorite one is the use of text messages, similar to SMS texts. Users are also able to send content, including videos, images and audio clips which can be played and downloaded by the recipient. The app also offers support for VoIP conversations, as users can call each other without the need to worry about roaming taxes and additional costs.
WhatsApp strives to maintain the app as popular as possible, and a constant stream of updates adds new and exciting features which keep users engaged and happy. A recent patch allows iOS users to use Face ID or Touch ID to secure the app against curious friends or foes who may wish to read their conversations. On Android, WhatsApp Messenger 2.19.53 rolled out yesterday with new group call improvements.
The latest WhatsApp Messenger 2.19.53 update for Android has simplified the task of starting group voice/video calls. Users can initiate a group call by tapping on the “New Group Call” option found within the calls tab. Up to four people can participate in a group call on WhatsApp Messenger.
The new WhatsApp Messenger 2.19.53 is already available to download on the Google Play Store.
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