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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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    WhatsApp now lets you delete messages so recipients can't see them

    Giving you some protection against drunk texts. We've all been there before: maybe you made a typo, perhaps you sent a text to the wrong person, or maybe an adult beverage encouraged you to send something you shouldn't have. Whatever the case, there are situations throughout life where being...

    WhatsApp is unveiling its own emoji, but they look a lot like the iPhone's

    WhatsApp has unveiled its own emoji, starting with the Android app. Love them or hate them, emoji are a great way to convey meaning with text messages. With plain text, it can be difficult to gauge someone's emotions. Emoji can be used to better understand the messages intent, or at least make...
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    Chinese government blocks WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

    WhatsApp falls to the Great Firewall. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and most Google services are blocked in China, and WhatsApp is now joining that list. As reported by The New York Times, the Chinese government is cracking down on the Facebook-owned messaging service, with users all over the...

    How to share photos, videos, and more with WhatsApp for Android

    Use WhatsApp to send photos, videos, and more to your contacts! Texting is nice. Reading is nice. But, come on, watching and listening is a little more fun (at least for most us). WhatsApp lets you share photos, videos, audio, locations, and contacts with your contacts. Got a great photo from...
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    How to send messages with WhatsApp for Android

    Using WhatsApp to send messages over Wi-Fi while at home or travelling can save you money on your phone bill! You're backpacking through Europe and have a mobile signal everywhere you go, but texting while roaming can make for an astronomical phone bill at the end of the month. That's where...
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    WhatsApp is building a dedicated app just for businesses

    WhatsApp wants to connect businesses with customers. WhatsApp started rolling out verified business accounts last week, and the comapny is now detailing its monetization plans. WhatsApp will offer a Business app that makes it easier for businesses to respond to messages, share updates, and more....
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    WhatsApp's verified accounts will let you chat with businesses

    Verified business accounts on WhatsApp will get a green check badge. WhatsApp has been exploring ways to bring additional functionality to its users, and the company has announced that it is rolling out verified accounts for businesses. Businesses verified on the platform will feature a green...

    Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down. Are you affected?

    It's not you it's then: Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp down for some users. Facebook and its related networks, Instagram and Whatsapp, experienced an outage that prevented some users from accessing either the entire service or some functionality within the service. No word yet on how many...
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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...
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    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...

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