WhatsApp is a multiplatform messaging service that allows individuals to chat to each other as well as make calls with other WhatsApp users. It uses Internet connection and is available on an array of different devices including Android, iPhone, Nokia S40, BlackBerry, Nokia S60 and the BlackBerry 10.
Despite other means of chatting with friends and family, such as using Viper, Facebook messenger or Skype, it should be noted that more and more individuals are using WhatsApp to stay in contact with each other. The application boasts having over one billion users who are downloading WhatsApp in order to send messages and additional content. In fact, WhatsApp has grown at such an incredible rate that even businesses are using it in order to engage with employees and customers.
Downloading and installing WhatsApp for FREE
- Remember that WhatsApp is a free service (Bonus!)
- If you are interested in downloading WhatsApp you need to go to the application store, find the WhatsApp icon and click ‘download’
- Once downloaded make sure that the contacts that you would like communicate with also have WhatsApp
- WhatsApp will be registered to your mobile number. Once it had downloaded you will be asked to provide your number and insert your SMS verification code
- Select the ‘new chat’ icon in order to begin communicating
It should be noted that WhatsApp is not just a tool used for messaging; in fact, many different types of files can be sent on WhatsApp. These include pictures, videos, voice messages, PDF documents, contacts and locations. Individuals are also able to create ‘group chats’ in WhatsApp in order to liaise with many different people at the same time.
Security details with WhatsApp
With so many new technological programs and applications coming out, security is a big factor for most. It is good to know then that there is end-to-end encryption on all sent messages in the latest version of WhatsApp. This means that only the receiver of the message can see the content that has been sent (not even WhatsApp has access to this information).
Safe enough for you? Well then get downloading and start chatting!