is a cross-platform messenger application that works under iPhone, Android, Symbian, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone systems. The application facilitates easy instant messaging between users of different phone carriers and systems on an international scale.
This article will help you get acquainted with some of the main features and functions of WhatsApp.
In addition to being completely free
to download and use, WhatsApp has a number of great features that make it very convenient and user friendly.
WhatsApp does not require users to create a user name or password
. When creating an account, users are required to enter their phone number. The use of phone numbers is not only a great added security measure (any verification codes will be sent to the mobile number provided), it also helps users manage their contact list and address book. When a new contact is added to your address book, WhatsApp will automatically detect whether or not the contact is also a WhatsApp user. If the contact uses WhatsApp, it will be added to your Favorites
Similar to regular text messaging, WhatsApp allows users to chat with contacts in real time
. One of the biggest advantages to using the application is when users are chatting with contacts internationally — even if your network data is switched off, you can communicate for free using any public WiFi network.
In addition to standard text messages, WhatsApp also allows its users to send media files (photos, videos, audio files, etc.) as well as to share their location
with other users. The application uses push notifications
to alert users when a message of any type is received. These notifications can be configured in the app settings.
WhatsApp for Android is available for free download on CCM
or on the Google Play Store
iPhone users can download WhatsApp on our site
or directly from the App Store
The application is also available on BlackBerry
and Windows Phone
in our Downloads section.
Image: © WhatsApp.
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