WhatsApp Messenger

4.2
189M 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
Apr 18, 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
186M reviews
Kimo Charles
April 18, 2024
The latest update has moved the sticker and emoji groups to the very, very bottom of the screen. If you use swipe gesture controls it's near impossible to not swipe directly out of the app entirely. Completely unnecessary and a huge hindrance to the user experience. edit: The updated shade of bright green looks atrocious. Jesus Christ, give UI color options if that's the best you can come up with.
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Michael M
April 18, 2024
Would give 5 stars but... The app really needs a built-in translator. It is very annoying to always have to copy tab out open Google translate and tab back in. It really kills the vibe of conversations when you have to constantly go back and forth. On top of top sometimes the biometric security does work. Same with the pin. I have noticed that sometimes I can enter the app without requiring a fingerprint or pin. That happens to me if I minimize the app and not close it.
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Shaneek Watson
April 20, 2024
Too many bells and whistles The app could really do without: 1. The channel features. No one I know uses it. Simply add a turn off function. 2. As of yesterday, even though I have Meta AI option turned off it's now in that annoying search bar that I can't get rid of. 3. Please put the search bar back to where it was. Thar little magnifying 🔎 option at the top. Search bar takes up too much space. 4. There is a glitch when you slowly schroll to find a text from the previous day. Goes 2 far.
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What's new

• Updated icons and illustrations
• Updated colors. The navigation bar at the top of the screen is now white


These features will roll out over the coming weeks. Thanks for using WhatsApp!