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    WhatsApp Messenger

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    • Vendor: WhatsApp Inc.
    • Version: Varies with device
    • Price: Free

    WhatsApp is a leading non-SMS messaging app that's available on several platforms but has seen dramatic success on Android with over 1 billion app installs. The app lets you send messages with text, pictures and video, and also has the ability for group messages, all without any carrier charges or involvement. WhatsApp ties into your contacts list to keep it up to date at all times without the need to add or edit friends manually.

    One of its biggest draws (and growth areas) is that WhatsApp works internationally without a hitch.

    Facebook acquired WhatsApp in February 2014 for over $16 billion, but the app has since operated independently with little or no intervention from the new parent company. It continues to be one of the most popular messaging apps in the world.


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    Video calls are now live on WhatsApp beta!

    The beta client for WhatsApp picked up an update to 2.16.318, bringing the ability to make video calls. When you tap the call icon, you now have the option of choosing between a voice call or video call. The interface itself is similar to what we've seen with the voice calls. You can start a new...
    How to opt out of WhatsApp sharing your information with Facebook

    How to opt out of WhatsApp sharing your information with Facebook

    How do I stop WhatsApp from sharing my information with Facebook? There are two ways! In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for a whopping $21.8 billion. WhatsApp users everywhere went, "Oh, no. This can't be good." That feeling has finally come to fruition in that WhatsApp will now start sharing...

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    WhatsApp beta has picked up an update to 2.16.272 that lets users tag people in group chats. To tag someone in a chat, just use the @ symbol and start typing out the contact's name. You'll see suggestions pop up as you start typing, and you can even tag multiple contacts in the same message if you...

    WhatsApp will start sharing your phone number with Facebook, but you can opt out

    Get ready to see more targeted ads on Facebook. WhatsApp has announced that it will start sharing your phone number with Facebook, its parent company. The messaging service has updated its privacy policy to indicate the changes as well as other additions to the platform, such as WhatsApp Web,...
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    WhatsApp beta

    WhatsApp beta update brings voicemail and a new font

    WhatsApp beta has just picked up an update to 2.16.189 with a litany of new features. First off is the ability to send a voicemail in case a voice call does not go through, or if the recipient declines the call. Earlier, you had to go back to the chat window to send a voice message, but that option...

    WhatsApp users are making 100 million calls daily

    WhatsApp users are now making over 100 million calls every day, which translates to over 1,100 calls per second. The popular messaging service crossed 1 billion users earlier this year, with recent reports stating that the app is now used by 95% of all smartphone users in India and 94% of...
    WhatsApp Web

    WhatsApp Web now lets you share documents

    After introducing a standalone desktop app for Windows and Mac users earlier this week, WhatsApp is bringing added functionality to its web client in the form of document sharing. The web interface previously offered the ability to share local photos and videos, as well as a camera utility...
    WhatsApp introduces their desktop app

    WhatsApp introduces new desktop app for Windows and Mac

    Following the release of leaked documents showing a WhatsApp desktop client being in the works, WhatsApp has now officially introduced the offering for Windows and Mac via their company blog. From WhatsApp: Today we're introducing a desktop app so you have a new way to stay in touch...
    WhatsApp hit with 72-hour ban in Brazil

    WhatsApp hit with 72-hour ban in Brazil [Update: suspension lifted]

    Update: A judge has now overturned the suspension just a day after it went into effect, Reuters reports. The block would have affected more than 100 million WhatsApp users. Original story: Brazil has once again opted to temporarily block the popular messaging service WhatsApp in the country....
    WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryptions for over 1 billion people

    WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption for its 1 billion users

    The Facebook-owned WhatsApp has announced that going forward, messages, voice calls, and sharing of photos and videos, are now encrypted end-to-end. Now people using WhatsApp on any platform can send anything to another user, and it will be inaccessible to anyone except the recipient. Not even...
    How to stay safe and secure in WhatsApp for Android

    How to stay safe and secure in WhatsApp for Android

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