WhatsApp Messenger

4.3
193M reviews
5B+
Downloads
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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
29 May 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

4.3
190M reviews
Bright Kegbe
28 May 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 having so many groups these days, *groups chats need to be separated from individuals*. There should be option to change the default display menu colours and outlook. In short more customization option should be integrated.
14,844 people found this review helpful
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Juan P. Toribio
16 May 2024
This app used to be 4/5 stars. The video links used to be excellent...now I have to switch to Google Meets for a better audio/video experience. Meta is degrading the functionality of this app! Update: Adding the screen-share and the create-call-in features moved my rating to a 4. The channel feature along with how AI was integrated brought it back down to a rating of 3. The AI feature was initially an option but now it is "shoved down your throat".
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nicole rodriguez
20 May 2024
I'm forced to use this because my parents refuse to use any other messaging app, but the recent updates just suck. I hate the fact the AI cannot be removed, even if it's completely useless to the user (genuinely, why would I need it??). Channels are also somewhat forced down our throats, but I'm not sure if you could just remove it. Messages fail to send or notify the other person and video quality seems to look worse or they don't even play. Voice/Video calls are fine though.
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What's new

• You can now edit messages up to 15 minutes after sending. Long press a message and choose ‘Edit’ to get started.
• Group chats show the profile photos of their participants.
These features will roll out over the coming weeks. Thanks for using WhatsApp!