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
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Tyrone Chatman
May 26, 2023
Have used this app for over a decade, used to be my favorite messaging app until about a month ago. No longer able to send any videos. Contacted support, it took three days at one message per day just to have them tell me it must be my phone and not their problem. By the reviews and the research online, I'm finding it hard to believe it is my 2 year old phone that is not able to process videos! What a shame for what used to be a great platform!
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William Wolf
March 3, 2023
The computer version is terrible. It takes several minutes to launch and often freezes and crashes: many times each day. It takes more than 10 seconds for any conversation to load after you click on it. The changes made in late 2022 on replying, forwarding, etc are worse than what existed before. I hate it and only use it because sometimes I have to share documents on my laptop. The computer version was never good, but it's gotten worse.
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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.