WhatsApp from Facebook is a FREE messaging and video calling app. It’s used by over 2B people in more than 180 countries. It’s simple, reliable, and private, so you can easily keep in touch with your friends and family. WhatsApp works across mobile and desktop even on slow connections, with no subscription fees*.
Private messaging across the world
Your personal messages and calls to friends and family are end-to-end encrypted. No one outside of your chats, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to them.
Simple and secure connections, right away
All you need is your phone number, no user names or logins. You can quickly view your contacts who are on WhatsApp and start messaging.
High quality voice and video calls
Make secure video and voice calls with up to 8 people for free*. Your calls work across mobile devices using your phone’s Internet service, even on slow connections.
Group chats to keep you in contact
Stay in touch with your friends and family. End-to-end encrypted group chats let you share messages, photos, videos and documents across mobile and desktop.
Stay connected in real time
Share your location with only those in your individual or group chat, and stop sharing at any time. Or record a voice message to connect quickly.
Share daily moments through Status
Status allows you to share text, photos, video and GIF updates that disappear after 24 hours. You can choose to share status posts with all your contacts or just selected ones.
*Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details.
If you have any feedback or questions, please go to WhatsApp > Settings > Help > Contact Us
* Updated the style of in-app message notifications.
This feature will roll out over the coming weeks. Thanks for using WhatsApp!
Ratings and Reviews
First before I begin writing this review properly I just want to say, WhatsApp is the best! Okay so don’t get me wrong, I love this app it’s a simple was to communicate and catch up with friends family or whatever but there’s a couple of things I’d like changing I won’t cover them all in this review though. One of these are when you add a contact on WhatsApp It takes a while for you to actually be able to chat with that contact, personally this really annoys me because say you had just got a contact and something ‘life changing’ happened that couldn’t wait even a minute to tell them and you couldn’t reach them,well that’d be annoying. Also on status I would like it if you could choose the shade and colour from a colour palette.(e.g ibisPaints colour palette) Another thing on status is that i would really appreciate if you could add an option to share the video or photo they posted,but also if you were to do this to also make an option to make people able to share your posts in settings.
There’s probably a couple more but this is most of them, thank you for reading my review!
Good, but always ways to improve!
I personally love this app so much! It has so much capability-calling and texting privately, editing your own profile to make it look stylish, and creating your favourite groups to chat and text with multiple people at one go. The effort put into this app can be easily seen; no wonder it is so popular! It is so useful for contacting people for important purposes as well, which I love because it makes this informal app also seem formal as well, since you can literally text anyone!
The only aspect of this app that I find weird is that there is a time limit to how long you have to delete a message so that no one can see it again. Let’s say you sent a post that you didn’t want people to see after some time, you wouldn’t be able to delete it for everyone which I find weird since it’s my message so shouldn’t I have the right to delete it whenever I wish? If I don’t want people to see something I posted and I want to delete it then I shouldn’t have a maximum of only a few minutes to delete it for everyone, I should instead have no time limit whatsoever for deleting a certain post. Anyway this was my only problem with this app and I think that this can easily be fixed. Thanks for reading and I recommend you download this app!
Amazing! Lots of lag tho
This app is a total hit But there is a story.. almost everyone I knew had WhatsApp but I couldn’t get it as I didn’t have a phone. I had to use my mums iPhone XR and it worked perfect. There was no lag when sending messages and the calling was smooth. When I had finally got my phone, it wasn’t as smooth. The calls were laggy and every time I opened it, it crashed. I really didn’t know what happened. After a few updates it improved until IOS14 came out... I was so intrigued to customise my phone that I ended up doing it in the next hour. Little did I know there was going to be more problems. Once I had changed my icon for WhatsApp, the app started to crash and closed everytime I opened it, also, it freezes and I have to exit it and delete the tab and shut my phone off. It’s a long process when you want to just send a short message to someone. This has been happening even when I’m writing this review. I dont know if it’s because of the app icon or WhatsApp has been lagging out. Despite this it’s a really good app but I don’t recommend changing the icon 😌
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- 182.3 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
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- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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