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
May 22, 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

Ratings and reviews

174M reviews
Force On Two Wheels
May 24, 2023
Great app - A few things worth mentioning... You guys introduced a bug when sending a Photo, GIF or Video. Whatever text I start typing, dissapears when I go to select a Photo, GIF or Video to attach. This bug was not there before and it is a nuisance. Unsure if it would be possible add a feature to edit messages, instead of having to delete and resend them when one notices typos. When sending media, give an option in settings to send original Photo, GIF or Video instead of reducing quality
1,558 people found this review helpful
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Katie V Yelin
May 28, 2023
I use this app daily to talk to my fiancé overseas, and it used to work great, but now it glitches constantly. You consistently have to close it out and reopen it because the camera gets blocked. It won't let you mute the call unless you again, close it out, and reopen it. Sometimes, the screen will shrink, and you can't make it large again. Other times, it'll cause your whole phone to freeze and won't even let you hang up. It's so stressful to use! I miss how it was before it was bought out.
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Vladimir Pomsztein
May 30, 2023
The app does what it's supposed to do, but for the last week I notice that whenever I provide mic access to it to send a voice note the app keeps using the microphone even when I close it. This is completely unnecessary and I don't like the idea of this happening. Please revert it to how it was before and explain why you are doing this.
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What's new

• Added support for WhatsApp on Wear OS smartwatches
• You can now save important messages for later when using Disappearing Messages. Long press on a message and choose “Keep” to get started.
• Added new text overlay tools for Status including updated fonts and background colors
• GIFs will now play automatically without having to tap them.