The era of SMS is over: Today, millions of people exchange information via Messenger from. WhatsApp is by far the most successful representative of modern communications services. The offered APK can be installed manually on Android smartphones.
The instant messenger WhatsApp offers everything you need to stay in touch with other people. The app, which is available for iOS, Windows Phone and a variety of other systems in addition to Android must first be installed on your phone and then connected to the own telephone number. Then you have the chance to communicate with other users directly via the service. Sending messages is free. After an introductory period, the developers an annual fee of 0.89 cents but require (Android)
With WhatsApp other content such as photos, videos, contacts, or even one’s own location can be sent in individual and group chats in addition to text messages. In addition, the app provides a voice chat function, can be exchanged with the short voice messages. Especially handy: With the phone numbers which recognizes WhatsApp contacts also use the service – so it takes from the installation to the first message just a few clicks. In the app is visible when it was himself and his contacts recently online. So it can be seen immediately if and when someone received their own messages. Due to persistent criticism, it is in the newer app versions also possible to disable this on-line status in the privacy settings partially or completely. Where: Will you not show when you’ve been here myself, you can not see this information with other users.
The current Messaging standard
WhatsApp almost half a billion people worldwide now connects together. If one wants to with his smartphone to send messages and other content, WhatsApp therefore heard alone the absolute standard tools. The strong market position of the Messenger-Primus get especially beginners impressively demonstrated: Who has installed WhatsApp the first time a good chance to recover the majority of his contacts in the instant messaging service.
Important note: WhatsApp is always due to security leaks, which also relate to the data protection and privacy, criticized. Especially after the takeover by Facebook for a record sum of 19 billion dollars in spring 2014. In addition concerns have been raised that the service could use your private information for commercial purposes. The user numbers were so far not adversely affected by this criticism. Tip: you can send your messages via a web Interface in the browser, if you do not even have your phone at hand. Currently, however, this only works with Google Chrome, Opera and Firefox, also will be at least the App version requires 498. Further information can be our contribution to WhatsApp Web remove. Bonus Tip: Tired of WhatsApp? Then check out but once our article “Bye WhatsApp – these are the best alternatives” to.