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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.


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

4.5 out of 5
268.1K Ratings

268.1K Ratings

Niishola ,

A Few Adjustments That Most Users Actually Need

Just putting it out there, this app is easily one of the best out there but in terms of user convenience I feel some additions could be made.
1. Something has to be done about notifying the other person about a deleted message because most users feel it’s highly unnecessary and leads to conflicts at times.
2. Users should be allowed to have private locks for different private chats, entirely different from the app lock, because friends might know you phone password and might be able to access your private chats. This would do a whole lot of good
3. This has to be the single most important point, WhatsApp should please enable users choose who can text them. Let me break it down quick. Most users obviously have a lot of friends for but during a particular period we mightn’t feel like talking to everyone or maybe we just want texts from a few select friends. Now the point is that we want to be able to temporarily allow a few select friends text us without having to block the others. I feel a survey needs to be conducted to buttress my point. You’ll be surprised at the amount of people that want this.
4. Lastly, can we have an option to switch off whatever shows if we’re online or not? It’ll do us a world of good. Thank you!!!!

iamOluwa2nice ,


I write to suggest some features that should be added to WhatsApp to make it more fun and a better user experience:

*When an admin of a group is adding somebody to a group, the person should see it as a request to join that group, so the person choose either to accept to join the group or decline the request

*WhatsApp should make it possible for users to be able to lock private chats or conversations with another person, with a unique pin, pattern or finger print scanner so that a third party person will not be able to open or access a particular conversation and read without the knowledge of the owner of the account or make it possible for a user to hide and Unhide a particular chat with somebody so that a third party will not be able to see their conversations or chats

*WhatsApp should make it possible for users to be able to clear all chats and conversations at ones rather than opening each chat with a person and clearing it manually

Thanks to the WhatsApp team for a great job and for making sure WhatsApp is always updated for a better user experience

Dr.Jeffyagi ,


Pls, I write to suggest some certain features which should be added to WhatsApp upon creation of any group chat on WhatsApp a special feature which solemnly allow an admin of any group chat to block members from sending any sort of link, picture, nor Videos just us segregated but not fused together so an admin with his own discretion can allow members to partake in having to access any of this features and the disposal of others just as enunciated such features should be implemented on WhatsApp why? because, this would save the spamming of groups with phishing links and porn pictures nor video which some people usually use as an instrument to spam various group chat which as been designated for its purpose and contrary to the disturbances perpetrated by some WhatsApp users.
Thanks for your understanding WhatsApp team.
We the strong users of WhatsApp want WhatsApp to grow stronger in all ramifications.

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


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