WhatsApp Messenger

4.1
171M reviews
5B+
Downloads
Content rating
USK: All ages
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About this app

WhatsApp from Meta 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
Updated on
Nov 16, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.1
171M reviews
Oxid Media
November 25, 2022
used to be very reliable but since FB/Meta took over it's a buggy mess version upon version. lately I have lots of problems with audio clips. they're sometimes completely silent, and after sending one the whole thing bugs out and no further clips are sent. you're just there talking to yourself the whole time. furthermore opening the camera for in-chat pics or status updates locks the phone up until the app crashes. we don't need more features, we need the current feature set fail and foolproof
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Erwin Steiner
November 9, 2022
Local Backup doesn't work at all. Lost all my chat history because there is no option to simply tell Whatsapp where to find the backup file. It should be found automatically but it dosen't. Being a Software developer I'm pretty sure it's not my fault. But never mind, mostly switched to Signal anyway. Due to other reasons like data security and so on...
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Владимир Федоров
November 15, 2022
1) Constant backup issues. Now I have to use two copies of the app. 2) The app for Mac wants to update but it doesn't for some reason. And doesn't open either, so I use a web version instead. 3) Can't make a voice call quiet enough—even in the quietest mode it's too loud so that people in the same car can hear everything. There is no issue with that in other messengers. 4) And of course timeless classics—no way to use it on the laptop unless your phone has an active Internet connection.
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What's new

• You can now create and share a link for your WhatsApp call from the Calls tab
• Now only admins will be notified when you leave a group
• Group admins can now delete others’ messages for everyone. All participants can see who deleted it.
• See link previews for links shared via Status.
• You can now easily react to a Status post using Status Reactions.