WhatsApp from Facebook 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.
Overall this is a great messaging system. My complaint is with the support available for users. We recently tried to update our phones and the installation of WhatsApp was interrupted. We transferred a local drive copy from the old phone to the new one via a PC. The app won't pick up the local drive copy of the messages in the phone. We contacted WhatsApp for support, not for our messages (because we have them) but for help on the transfer issue. It is very frustrating.
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May 1, 2022
This app is really not user friendly. If you start typing a message and then have to click off that message, it saves the draft but it doesn't save it as the most recent message, so you have to go digging to find the conversation again. This is a pain when you are replying privately to a message originating from a group chat. I hate that I have to add people to my contacts list to send them a message. Update - you can caption before sending pics. Now two stars instead of one.
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May 12, 2022
The app is mostly great and problem-free, but there ARE two ongoing issues: 1. Notifications usually work well, but then a few will suddenly pop up on "silent" for no reason, then inexplicably resume functioning correctly. (Clearing the cache & data, and uninstalling/reinstalling the app does not fix this problem.) 2. When a spam message comes in, there's NO way to block/report the sender WITHOUT opening their message. (This is especially distressing for anyone with Read Receipts enabled.)