WhatsApp Messenger

4.3
168M reviews
5B+
Downloads
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
Aug 1, 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
168M reviews
Nhuvasarim Aeon
July 29, 2022
Won't back up to Google Drive. Everything was working fine till the recent update. However, when Drive creates the backup is where things get murky. It creates the local backup no problem. But when trying to upload that back up to drive, it just stays there's on "preparing back up." it's been like that for the past 4 days.
3,057 people found this review helpful
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Karl Rassmann
June 8, 2022
Every time I try to add a friend on here, it screws up. Instead of adding the friend, it forces me to text them a link to download the app, even if they already have it. On top of this, it adds MY area code to the number texted, and makes THEIR area code the following numbers, resulting in a number that doesn't exist. I've tried looking up guides but they all use pictures that look different from what I see when I open the app. I guess it just doesn't work on my phone :/
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Sarah Shirkey
June 5, 2022
Transferred my old info to a new phone and I'm currently stuck in "restoring media" limbo. Two full days have gone by with no change. Running in the background, can't get it to stop, can't dismiss notification. Apparently it's a known issue but I can't fix it with any of the suggestions. And I can see all my old and backed up messages, so the backup worked, it just won't stop.
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What's new

* Updates to message reactions including the ability to react with any emoji plus additional improvements and fixes.
* Increased the group participant limit to 512.
* Increased max file size limit to 2GB.
* On group calls, you can mute others or message them by long pressing on their tile.

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