WhatsApp Messenger

4.3
170M reviews
5B+
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Content rating
Everyone
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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
Sep 27, 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
4.3
170M reviews
Rick C
September 23, 2022
Been using whatsapp on my main chromebook flawlessly for about a year. Very few issues. A week or so ago, it started to crash about 90 seconds into my video chats. I would start it up again, and it would inevitably crash again. I would say out of 10 conversations, 9 would crash after about 1 and 1/2 to 2 minutes in. Very ponderous and frustrating. Switched the whatsapp app to another chromebook, same issues. Cleared storage, reinstalled, same. Will switch to another app that actually works.
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Titus
September 15, 2022
Google drive backups can't be restored if you've been chatting a lot for years and get a new phone. Just hangs for hours then fails. The experience of getting a new phone is horrible. You lose your messages every time despite taking up Google Drive space. Local back ups? I can't tell what those files are good for either. Very upsetting. Even Signal allows you to back up to an encrypted file.
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Matt D
September 16, 2022
Dog water app. Frustrating UI. Cannot properly sync contacts with phone contact list. Cannot verify account via email--phone only, which is very inconvenient. Each picture must be downloaded to the phone, taking internal space. Cannot log in on multiple devices as advertised. Calling is unreliable on WiFi and data. But hey, this is Meta, not sure why I expected a quality product.
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What's new

• Sort your chats with an “unread” filter. To get started tap search and choose “Unread”
• You can undo “delete for me” for a few seconds
• See link previews for links shared via Status.
• 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.