WhatsApp Messenger

4.2
190M reviews
5B+
Downloads
Editors' Choice
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.

Use WhatsApp on your Wear OS watch to continue conversations, reply to messages, and take calls - all from your wrist. And, leverage tiles and complications to easily access your chats and send voice messages.


*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
May 7, 2024

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

4.2
187M reviews
Sarah M.
April 21, 2024
This app needs a built-in text translation function. Every other similar app has one. It's annoying to have to open a 3rd party app to translate a message, but that's what we are forced to do if you want to read a message in a language you don't know. Groups can have people from many backgrounds. I've seen Polish, German, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Belarusian, Finninsh, etc. in some of the groups I'm in. I can read the Spanish, but the rest require another app to be able to read. Annoying.
3,558 people found this review helpful
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Jacqueline Wright
April 27, 2024
I used to like it a lot more, but it's become frustrating to use on an almost daily basis. My friends and I like to send each other voice memos but lately whatsapp will turn off my screen if I play a voice memo and will only play the sound as though I'm on a phone call and will not allow it to just play on speaker like normal. I have no updates available on my phone or on the app so I'm at a loss and annoyed enough that I'm on the search for something better
2,915 people found this review helpful
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T J
May 1, 2024
Not a fan of the recent app update. Please remove AI from the regular search box! Please add in the ability to customize layouts, and place the toolbar at the top. I hate all the menus at the bottom. They cover up my viewing area. The theme is now only white or black, and terrible, hard on the eyes, green was SO much better!! The AI and message floating buttons obstruct my view of my conversations too!
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What's new

• You can now edit messages up to 15 minutes after sending. Long press a message and choose ‘Edit’ to get started.
• Group chats show the profile photos of their participants.
These features will roll out over the coming weeks. Thanks for using WhatsApp!