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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 500 million 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. Its business model is admittedly quite odd, charging users just $0.99 per year, and even giving the first year's subscription up for free.

    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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    WhatsApp is now the most secure messaging app on Android

    WhatsApp is now one of the strongest messaging apps you can find on Android, thanks to new end-to-end encryption for messages. That means that your messages are totally secure and cannot be decrypted by WhatsApp at all — no matter what. Other apps offer similar end-to-end security, but WhatsApp...
    Yes, WhatsApp now has blue checks for read messages

    Yes, WhatsApp now has blue checks for read messages

    WhatsApp is worth billions of dollars, and there seems to be a good reason for that: many of you are using it, at least according to the flood of tips we are now getting. Today on the backend for WhatsApp they have evidently thrown a switch to make the double checks blue for when someone reads...
    Whatsapp for the web reportedly in the works

    Whatsapp for the web reportedly in the works

    Facebook-owned Whatsapp appears to be working on a web-based version. A number of strings were found in the Android version of the app that point to a web-based Whatsapp. However, since Whatsapp doesn't use accounts, and is instead tied to a phone number, there is the issue of authentication. It...
    Facebook completes acquisition of WhatsApp

    Facebook completes $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

    Facebook has completed its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. The deal was swiftly finalized following the approval by the European Union on Friday. WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will sit on the Facebook Board of Directors. Facebook's acquisition of the messaging company was...

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    Whatsapp for the web reportedly in the works

    Whatsapp for the web reportedly in the works

    Facebook-owned Whatsapp appears to be working on a web-based version. A number of strings were found in the Android version of the app that point to a web-based Whatsapp. However, since Whatsapp doesn't use accounts, and is instead tied to a phone number, there is the issue of authentication. It...
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    WhatsApp is now the most secure messaging app on Android

    WhatsApp is now one of the strongest messaging apps you can find on Android, thanks to new end-to-end encryption for messages. That means that your messages are totally secure and cannot be decrypted by WhatsApp at all — no matter what. Other apps offer similar end-to-end security, but WhatsApp...
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    WhatsApp to remain free in developing countries like India

    WhatsApp will continue to offer its service for free to users in developing countries like India. Vice-president for business development Neeraj Arora stated that low debit and credit card penetration was the main reason for not collecting the $1 annual fee the service charges users in North...
    Yes, WhatsApp now has blue checks for read messages

    Yes, WhatsApp now has blue checks for read messages

    WhatsApp is worth billions of dollars, and there seems to be a good reason for that: many of you are using it, at least according to the flood of tips we are now getting. Today on the backend for WhatsApp they have evidently thrown a switch to make the double checks blue for when someone reads...
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    WhatsApp delays plans to launch voice calling services until Q1 2015

    Way back in February, WhatsApp announced they were planning to add voice calling services to their popular messaging app in the second quarter of 2014. That time period came and went with no such addition. Now WhatsApp's CEO says they are targeting a first quarter 2015 date to add voice features...
    Facebook completes acquisition of WhatsApp

    Facebook completes $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

    Facebook has completed its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. The deal was swiftly finalized following the approval by the European Union on Friday. WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will sit on the Facebook Board of Directors. Facebook's acquisition of the messaging company was...
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    Facebook's $19 billion deal to buy WhatsApp is approved by the EU

    Facebook has received approval from the European Union for its $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp. The main concern over the deal in Europe was that the deal would harm communication in the telecom market. The European Commission said that the acquisition would not impede competition, according to...
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    MySmartPrice turns WhatsApp into a price comparison tool

    The price comparison website MySmartPrice is now enabling millions of consumers in India to check out better deals online, even when they have little connectivity. The web service will allow users to utilize WhatsApp, the massively popular cross-platform messenger, to make quick and speedy...
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    Latest WhatsApp update adds full support for Android Wear

    After adding Android Wear support to a beta version of WhatsApp earlier this month, the non-beta version of the messaging app has now been updated to include full support for Google's wearable operating system. Here's the brief change log for this week's app update: add Android Wear support...
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    WhatsApp beta includes support for Android Wear

    The latest beta build for WhatsApp now has full support for Android Wear devices baked in. While you can see notifications from any app using Android Wear, WhatsApp has given their app the full treatment. The beta build includes stacked notifications, a preview of the entire message, and the...

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