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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.

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If you have any feedback or questions, please go to WhatsApp > Settings > Help > Contact Us

What’s New

Version 2.21.221

* You can now join ongoing group calls right inside your WhatsApp groups. Tap the "join" button during an ongoing call to try it out.
* Updated chat bubbles, colors and wallpapers to give your chats a fresher look
* Updated link previews to show richer previews including larger images
* You can now mute a video and preview its size before sharing
* Added support for sticker search when editing your media or status

These features will roll out over the coming weeks. Thanks for using WhatsApp!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.4M Ratings

2.4M Ratings

Kwhawell ,

Overall A very good messaging app that I use a lot.

Whatsap certainly has had its trials and tribulations, but from what I’ve seen so far, only access ability stuff that needed doing is working very well now, I can access a lot more stuff using voice-over than I used to be able to, and I always believe that as long as the developers listen to us, the customers and users, what ever you want to call us these days, Service users, and users, clients, patrons, whatever! then something is working the way it should! I just have one final thing to say, keep up the good work! Keep improving this program, and you make a lot of people very very happy and keep all our communication needs in check! I talk to people around the world with this program, and I really enjoy using WhatsApp, sometimes, it’s the only thing that I can really get my hands on to use, when everything else is broken! So I’m super excited about that! It’s really good times. Anyway, thanks for keeping this going, keep up the good work, and making WhatsApp better!

Freewiseguy ,

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!

MissyNotImpressed ,

No chat backup if you change your phone!

This App is USELESS if you’re counting on trying to restore your chat history when changing your phone! I’m livid - if I could give it zero stars I would. There is no customer helpline, only standard Troubleshooting guides, which all leave out the key info which they only say in their standard-form email reply :”We aren't able to help you restore your chats, documents, media files, backups, or call history. In most cases, the chat history and media files can only be found on your phone or the recipient's phone.”
They omit to say this - funnily - in their marketing blurb about how you can backup all your data and restore your chat history from the cloud at the touch of a button. That is NOT true. The App does NOT systematically back up to the cloud, even if it claims to: it backs up to your PHONE. So if you change your phone, or SIM card, EVEN if you keep your number/have enough space in the cloud/connect to WiFi/ enable your iCloud Drive ... blah blah.. and do ALL the things you’re supposed to do, just FORGET about retrieving your data.

SORT IT OUT WhatsApp - many customers are now writing about this problem. Your blanket claims re: backup are, frankly, misleading advertising. And your customer service is non-existent. Do better please.

App Privacy

The developer, WhatsApp Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Wallet

    Get all of your passes, tickets, cards, and more in one place.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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