WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for iOS and Android smartphones. Using the internet conection (WiFi or cellular) in your phone, you can send messages and make VoIP calls to friends and family. You can use WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
App Features and Capabilities
USE WHATSAPP FOR:
Free Messaging and Voice Calls: If you have internet enabled iOS or Android smartphone, you can chat, send messages and make voice calls completely FREE using WhatsApp. WhatsApp uses the internet connection in your phone (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) for the messaging and voice calls. There is no cost involved to use WhatsApp to perform these activities. You can message or call any WhatsApp user anywhere in the world for free. You can also message from your computer's browser using WhatsApp Web.
Form Groups for Communication: You can create groups of your family and friends in WhatsApp for group chats and sharing media files.
Send and Receive Multimedia Files: you can send and receive photos, videos, documents,audio files and Voice Messages either to a WhatsApp user or group.
Offline Messages: Even if another user is not online using WhatsApp, you can still send a message, which the user will see when next time using the App.
Free Video Calls: You can make face-to-face video call to any other WhatsApp user anywhere in the world.
Share Location: You can share your live location, current location or a nearby place with others.
Many Other Features: you can share contacts in your phone, customize wallpapers, customize notification sounds, export and share chat history, message broadcasting to multiple contacts at once, and more!
Content Security: Your messages and calls are end-to-end encrypted meaning they can be listened or read only by the people comunicating. No one else, not even WhatsApp can read or listen to them.
Additional Account Security: You can secure your account more with optional Two-step verification. If two-step verification enabled, verification of your phone number should accompany by the six digits PIN that you would have created with this feature.
Free chat, audio, video calling: It's free to chat or message to anyone, anywhere in the world. Also you can make audio or video call for free to anyone in the world with WhatsApp. With group chats, you can share messages, photos, documents and videos with up to 256 people at once.
Voice Message: You can leave a voice message to another WhatsApp user by recording a message using your phone's microphone.
Sharing Media and Documents: It's easy to share photos, documents and videos. With group chats, you can share up to 256 people at once.
Share from Cloud: You can share a document stored in cloud such as Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, etc.
Personalize Photos and Videos: you can personalize photos and videos by adding emoji, text, freehanded drawings and filters.
Intuitive interface: WhatsApp is user-friendly and easy to use.
WhatsApp Business app: Provides tools for small businesses to interact with customers and automate, sort, and quickly respond to messages.
WHATSAPP WEB: You can use WhatsApp rom your computer's browser to send and receive messages.
No Login Needed: WhatsApp uses your phone to validate you. It doesn't need any username or password to be created. After you install WhasApp in your phone and validated, it's always logged in.
Integration with Address Book: WhatsApp can access your address book to make calls and send messages to the existing contacts.
Favoriting Messages: You can favorite important messages for later access by starring the particular messages.
Delete Message: You can delete the message that you had already sent either to an individual or group by tapping the message and use 'Delete' option., so that it won't be visible to anyone.
No advertisements: All the features of WhatsApp is available to everyone with no advertisements.
Group Call Limit: Currently WhatsApp allows to make a group call only with up to four people total.
Profile Picture Visibility: Your profile picture is visible to anyone having your WhatsApp phone number. There is no way to restrict this.
No Privacy and Content Censorship: If anyone knows your WhatsApp number can send message to you without your permission. Since WhatsApp doesn’t have content censorship, people can send inappropriate content through WhatsApp, which can be delivered to you without your consent.
File Size Limit: The maximum allowed file size that you can send through WhatsApp is 100 MB. The maximum file size allowed for all photos, videos and audio files to be sent or forwarded through WhatsApp is 10 MB on phones with 512 MB and 5 MB on phones with low memory.
No Self-Destruction: WhatsApp doesn’t have this feature yet to delete messages automatically after certain time.
Data Usage: Due to the large volume of messages that you would receive through your member groups and friends, you have to keep an eye on the data usage, if you have a limited data plan with your cellular service provider.
Other Information to Know If you have a limited data plan, data charges may apply if you receive or send lot of messages using WhatsApp. Contact your cellular service provider for mote information on your plan and limitations.
WhatsApp may use your location even when it isn't used or not open, that can consume battery significantly and reduces it's life.
WhatsApp will not be supported on Windows Phone after December 31, 2019.