WhatsApp Messenger

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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.


If you have any feedback or questions, please go to WhatsApp > Settings > Help > Contact Us
Updated on
Mar 27, 2023

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
175M reviews
lisa m
March 25, 2023
I like having an app to keep in touch with foreign friends & connect with new people we meet, but it is not easy to make that first contact with someone new. There should be an easier way to connect with people & send a message to them, they don't always show up when I click the envelope button for a message. It's easy when they write to me first, to just respond but the other way is messy
49 people found this review helpful
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William Wolf
March 3, 2023
The computer version is terrible. It takes several minutes to launch and often freezes and crashes: many times each day. It takes more than 10 seconds for any conversation to load after you click on it. The changes made in late 2022 on replying, forwarding, etc are worse than what existed before. I hate it and only use it because sometimes I have to share documents on my laptop. The computer version was never good, but it's gotten worse.
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Traveler 37138
March 17, 2023
I have been using WhattsApp for years without any problems, that I recall. One improvement I would like to see is a notification for outgoing messages without having to open the app and going to the message info. One other suggestion would be to change colors of the notification checkmarks for delivery/read/seen notifications. It's rather difficult for old eyes to tell the difference.
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What's new

• Increased the group participant limit to 1024
• Easily see groups in common - you can now search for a contact and see the groups you have in common with them.
• Group admins can now control who joins their groups. In Groups, Go to Group Settings > enable ‘Approve new participants' to get started.