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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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    Upcoming WhatsApp update will let you share any type of file

    WhatsApp will soon let you share any file you want, as long as it's under 128MB. Currently, you can share photos, audio and video files, and PDF documents on WhatsApp, but the Facebook-owned messaging platform will soon allow you to share any type of file. As noted by WABetaInfo, the update is...

    Making the case for WhatsApp as a digital payments platform in India

    WhatsApp isn't just a texting app. It's an all-encompassing platform. WhatsApp usage is ubiquitous in India. Out of 1.2 billion global users, 200 million are located in India, making the country the largest market for the messaging service. Over the course of the last two years, WhatsApp evolved...

    Encrypt your family: How to send safer, smarter messages

    I just wanted my family's messaging habits to be a little more secure. And the move was easier than I expected. Nothing scares a parent more than letting their kid roam free — even just a little bit — online. I'm under no illusions that my daughters won't run into something nefarious at some...

    WhatsApp brings back the classic Status feature after complaints about the new one

    WhatsApp is now calling status update About because Stories is actually Status. Got all that? The new About feature is actually the old Status feature. If you're a WhatsApp veteran you'll know that until recently the service used the passive and often unwieldy (but extremely popular) status...

    WhatsApp now has 200 million users in India

    WhatsApp has conquered the Indian messaging market. WhatsApp usage is ubiquitous in India, and the latest numbers back it up. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has crossed 200 million users from the subcontinent, a drastic uptick from the 160 million it boasted just three months ago....

    WhatsApp continues to be way better than Allo with its latest update

    Happy birthday, WhatsApp! What'd you get me? A ton of people around the world use WhatsApp, and have for quite a while now. What started as a simple SMS replacement app has grown tremendously over the last eight years, and now does way more than just text. According to WhatsApp, 50 billion...

    WhatsApp rolls out two-step verification to all 1.2 billion users

    Two-step verification comes to 1.2 billion WhatsApp users. WhatsApp introduced two-step verification for beta users back in November, and the messaging platform is now rolling out the feature to all 1.2 billion users starting today. The feature brings an added layer of security to the service,...
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    WhatsApp now lets you search for GIFs from within its interface

    Spicing up your conversations with GIFs is easier than ever before. The latest update to WhatsApp beta introduces GIF search, allowing you to search for and add GIFs without leaving the messaging platform. WhatsApp added support for GIFs a few months ago, although it was limited to sharing...
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    WhatsApp officially launches video calling

    Major new feature rolling out 'in the coming days.' A few weeks after WhatsApp added video calling to its beta channel, the Facebook-owned chat platform has announced that it's ready for stable roll-out. The new version will reach WhatsApp users on Android, iOS and Windows "in the coming days...

    How to enable two-step verification on WhatsApp

    It's time to secure your WhatsApp account. WhatsApp rolled out two-step verification on its platform, giving users the ability to secure their accounts with a passcode. The service relies on an SMS confirmation whenever you set it up on a new phone, and the new measure provides an added layer of...

    WhatsApp beta finally adds support for two-step verification

    You can now add a passcode to your WhatsApp account. The latest update to WhatsApp beta lets you secure your account with a six-digit passcode. WhatsApp verifies your phone number via an SMS confirmation when you're setting up the service on a new phone, and with two-step verification enabled,...

    UK watchdog gets Facebook to temporarily stop collecting data from WhatsApp

    Facebook "pauses" WhatsApp data collection in the UK. WhatsApp announced back in August that it would start sharing data with Facebook to "better fight spam on WhatsApp" and offer "better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads" on Facebook. Although the service offered a 30-day window...