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
12 Sept 2022
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Google drive backups can't be restored if you've been chatting a lot for years and get a new phone. Just hangs for hours then fails. The experience of getting a new phone is horrible. You lose your messages every time despite taking up Google Drive space. Local back ups? I can't tell what those files are good for either. Very upsetting. Even Signal allows you to back up to an encrypted file.
3,301 people found this review helpful
16 September 2022
Dog water app. Frustrating UI. Cannot properly sync contacts with phone contact list. Cannot verify account via email--phone only, which is very inconvenient. Each picture must be downloaded to the phone, taking internal space. Cannot log in on multiple devices as advertised. Calling is unreliable on WiFi and data. But hey, this is Meta, not sure why I expected a quality product.
2,151 people found this review helpful
17 September 2022
I have an issue with the call features. Every time im in a call, the screen needs to be on and the app needs to be open or the microphone wont work. I can hear the person im talking sometimes, but they cant hear me if I multi-task/open another app. If I put the phone screen to sleep, it cuts out. I have had this issue since the beginning of the year. Idk what I could be doing but that is the only issue. But its a big issue for be because I call alot.
1,414 people found this review helpful
• Now you can sort your chats with an “unread” filter. To get started tap search and choose “Unread” • You can now “delete for everyone” for over 2 days • Increased the group participant limit to 512 • Increased max file size limit to 2GB