WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile messaging application, which works uniformly on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia devices. The app allows users on any mobile operating system to exchange messages between them, without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp uses the same data plan on your phone that you use for email and downloads, so it requires no extra charge to be connected to friends and family. WhatsApp is a beneficial service, which has really hampered the SMS business of the mobile network providers. Listed below are top 10 interesting things about WhatsApp, which should instigate you to install the app on your phone.
10. Easy to install and use:
There is nothing better than a free service that lets you keep in touch with your friends and family, no matter where they are. This is what WhatsApp does so amicably. The app is a free install and can be easily installed from the WhatsApp website on your mobile phone. The mobile app instantly (when installed) checks for all your connections on WhatsApp and allows you to message them instantly.
9. No texting charges for 1 year:
Unlike SMS service provided by mobile companies, the WhatsApp lets you send and receive messages without any additional charges for 1 year. Later on, they charge users $0.99 USD per year. All the user has to pay for is the regular internet usage charges. Because WhatsApp works on the same internet network used for emails and browsing etc, this app is really the cheapest way to stay connected.
8. “Last Seen” feature:
One of the most exciting features of WhatsApp messaging service is the “Last Seen” indication. With SMS and other services you know when the message is sent and delivered, but you don’t get to know when the recipient had last used his mobile. The WhatsApp service lets you know just that. This feature notifies the user when exactly did his friend use WhatsApp last time with exact time and date. This is very useful as it allows a user to determine why a particular contact is not responding to his messages and even predict that whether his/her message has been read or not.
7. No need to add contacts:
Gone are the days when you had to cram up all the email id and contact numbers of your friends and family, your phone keeps them for you. And WhatsApp scans through your address book on the phone and recognizes all your contacts that are already using the WhatsApp and automatically connects you with all of them. All you have to do is start send the messages.
6. No need for separate internet connection:
WhatsApp is a free mobile application which can be downloaded using the same internet connection that you use to send and receive mails or browse the internet. So no extra data pack of any kind is required to use the WhatsApp. You can start using the WhatsApp to send and receive messages and attachments as soon as you have it installed on your phone.
5. Group Chats:
The best feature of WhatsApp for all the students and employees who want to talk to more than one person at a time is that it allows the facility of free group chats. So weather it’s about chatting with friends, planning a night out, or simple fixing a meeting you can do it all from the comfort of your phone using the simple WhatsApp. Being able to chatting with all the people you want to at once – sounds certainly amazing.
4. Send photos & videos:
Now, if the group chat feature isn’t good enough for you to download the WhatsApp, then consider this – WhatsApp lets you share photo, videos as attachments over a message. Yes its nothing amazing, because even SMS allows you to share files, but consider the fact the WhatsApp charges you nothing for it, and also lets you share audio files.
3. Share locations:
WhatsApp has integrated Google Maps into it, this feature allows the user to share his location with friends quickly. Sharing location with friends and family is very easy, just tap on the arrow icon on the left of the message input box. After tapping the arrow simply choose your location and share it instantly with one or more people on your WhatsApp list.
2. No additional international charges:
Cellular companies have always made international texting a luxury that not everyone wants to use. But with the advent of third-party apps and messaging services like WhatsApp you can now send messages overseas to your friends and relatives without those heavy charges that mobile companies charge for sending SMS overseas.
1. Works on a wide range of devices:
WhatsApp can be understood as a cross-platform mobile messaging application, which works easily and with same efficiency on all smartphone operating systems including iOS, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Symbian. The app allows all phone users to exchange messages between them, without having to pay for SMS. The wide range of devices that WhatsApp can be used on makes it a really successful app.