WhatsApp Messenger

4.2
187M 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
Feb 27, 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
184M reviews
Ariel Bond
February 28, 2024
Writing a review so that whatever bug that needs fixed will get fixed. I used to have perfect playback for voice messages but now it stops at twenty or more places while I'm trying to just simply listen to a voice message. It happens when I'm using my phone and when I'm not using my phone, just letting it sit on the counter. I really love using this app but would really like that to be worked out.
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Anyssa Castillo
February 26, 2024
I don't know what has happened, but as of recently, I cannot have a video call without it reconnecting at least 5 times and the call dropping. I'm connected to strong wifi, and nothing has changed, so I don't understand why I'm having these issues now. It's extremely frustrating and makes communicating almost impossible. It is taking all my self-discipline to not get disrespectful and unleash a slew of profanity.
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Bright Kegbe
February 25, 2024
This has been a great app, best messaging app by a distance. The recent changes are great. But it can be improved upon. With people belonging to several chat groups these days, groups chats need to be separated from individuals', and their should be option to change the default display menu colours and outlook. In short more customization option should be integrated.
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What's new

• “Search by date” is now supported from within chat search. Tap ‘Search’ from contact or group info and select the ‘calendar’ icon to toggle to date picker.


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