WhatsApp is an application for smartphones that allows you to chat with people who also have also installed this program. In the beginning it was developed for sending messages, photos and files for iPhone. Unlike SMS and MMS, WhatsApp needs an internet connection but its free to send messages. It is in 2009 established by the two Yahoo employees. Don’t think WhatsApp is the only application for sending messages and chatting, the same you can do with Google Talk, MSN Messenger and Blackberry Ping.
Most smartphones are using the Internet, which is the purpose of a smartphone. The user is only paying subscription costs and some providers offer limited internet bundles and others using unlimited internet bundles. Once you have a mobile internet bundle for a smartphone there are no extra charges for sending WhatsApp messages because it’s using the internet. For people who have internet on their smartphone is sending text messages with WhatsApp much cheaper compared to SMS.
- Go with your smartphone to whatsapp.com.
- Click the appropriate device and follow the instructions to download.
- When the download is complete, WhatsApp ready to use!
How to use it
WhatsApp uses your phone number as identification and the application is using the address book which is stored in your phone. After downloading WhatsApp you can use it immediately with someone in your address book who is also using WhatsApp. You can also see if someone in your address book is using WhatsApp.
As long as you have an internet connection you can use this application, and if your phone or the application is turned off, your messages will be stored until you login again.
- The Push notification feature ensures that you can see the messages right away on the screen.
- WhatsApp has the ability to chat in a group with a maximum of five people.
- The same as other messengers you also can add files or photos to your message.
- If you receive a message from someone who is not in your contact list you can block that person with the Block button.