When it comes to instant messaging apps, it is impossible not to include WhatsApp on the top list. It is one of the most popular messaging apps today and has over 2 billion active users worldwide. The core function of WhatsApp is not really different from other leading messaging apps. WhatsApp allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media. Best of all, you can use all of these great messaging features absolutely for free. If you are looking for a simple yet powerful messaging app to connect with your family and friends, WhatsApp is definitely an ideal platform to choose from.

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Using WhatsApp is not complicated at all. This simple messaging app comes with a simple interface that users can easily navigate and explore. Simply download the app either from the Google PlayStore or Apple App Store to get started. After downloading the app, the first thing you need to do is to sign up for an account. The app will ask you to input your phone number to verify your account. After setting up the account, you will be prompted immediately to your homepage. The app comes with three tabs to navigate; Chats, Status, and Calls.

To start sending chatting, simply tap the chat icon on the lower-right corner of the Chat page. It will ask you to select your preferred contact. You can either engage in a one-on-one conversation or create a group chat with up to 256 participants. To invite new friends, simply tap the “Invite a Friend” button and it will offer you all the available social media platforms where you can send the invitation link. The Status Page of WhatsApp is very much the same as the Facebook timeline. You can post your status, share your current mood, and more. Newest updates allow you to share multimedia like photos, videos, and more and they will disappear after 24 hours (just like Facebook’s My Day).

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Aside from instant messaging, WhatsApp also allows you to make video and voice calls for free. Simply head over to the Calls tab and tap the Call icon on the bottom right of the page. Just like chats, you can also engage either on a one-on-one voice or video calls or create a group call with a maximum of 4 participants. It may not be as overwhelming as other messaging and video calling apps today but still worth exploring.

Another great feature of the app is its cross-platform capabilities. You can also send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer’s browser or contact other WhatsApp users that are using different platforms (Android, PC, macOS, iOS). The app also comes with some offline features. Even if you miss your notifications or turn off your phone, WhatsApp will save your recent messages until the next time you use the app.


Simple, fun, and useful. I guess that is how you can perfectly describe WhatsApp. It comes with simple yet absolutely useful features that allow you to connect with your family and friends in the most convenient way. Aside from its free instant messaging service, the app also allows you to create voice and video calls and contact other users internationally without any SMS or Phone charges. With such incredible features, you can confidently switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages. Currently, the app is available for Android and iOS devices for free.

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