Whatsapp is a cross-platform, freeware and end-to end encrypted immediate messaging app for internet devices, especially smartphones. It uses internet services to make voice calls, send text messages, video calls, GIF, images, documents, videos, voice notes, phone contacts, etc to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers.
This is a social platform that has succeeded in bring family and friends closer. The app incorporates a feature which is the Status, which enables users upload videos, photos to a 24-hours-lifetime feed that by default, is visible to all contacts.
The app’s headquarters is in Mountain View, California is now owned by Facebook. It was purchased in February 2014 for US$19.3 billion approximately. By February 2016, the app had a user base of over one billion, making it the most famous messaging app at the time. The platform operates independently within Facebook.
The platform was officially made accessible for PCs through a web client, with the name WhatsApp Web. The announcement was made in late January 2015, by Koum on his Facebook page.
The announcement went thus ”Our web client is simply an extension of your cell phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device—this means all of your messages still remains on your phone”.
Although, this will only be possible if the user’s cell phone is connected to the internet. All major desktop browser are supported exempting Microsoft Internet Explorer.The default Android one is the basis for the app Web’s user interface.
As of January 21, 2015, the desktop version was only available to BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Android users. Later, there was support for Nokia S60 (Symbian), Nokia Series 40, and iOS.
There’s a development of an unofficial derivative called WhatsAppTime, which is a standard Win32 app for PCs and supports notifications through the Windows notification area. There are similar solutions for macOS, such as the multiple wrappers available in the Application Store and open-source ChitChat.
The app’s messenger is advancing each passing day and getting better in their services. This app runs efficiently on internet enabled mobile devices. The app’s target is mobile users and is quite compatible on almost all cell phones, including Java, Symbian, Android, and iOS.
web.whatsapp.com is a web base system of the app. It helps users use the app’s messenger on the web flexibly so as to help reduce data usage and easily connect with their family and friends. The web base is compatible on most web browsers such as Edge, opera, Chrome, Firefox, torch browser, and UC Browser.
The official standard design of the app’s messenger and website is a lovely greenish smooth logo. The social media platform design is quite lovely as the developers actually looked deep on the users needs. The design of the app’s messenger and the mobile app is attractive and is colorful while using it.
www.whatsapp.com is the awesome url where you can quickly download the app for all mobile devices. You can also download the application’s messenger on App store to download the app’s messenger for you iPhone, iPad and other ios devices, while Google Play store is for Android download.
Below are procedures to download the application;
1st Procedure: How to download the app through web
- Visit www.whatsapp.com or the app’s web with your mobile phone browser.
- Look for your mobile device or OS and download the appropriate version for your mobile device or tab.
- After downloading the app’s messenger, you will have to install it before using it.
2nd Procedure: How to download the app through Mobile App default manager
- Download Whatsapp.com for Android phone
- On your mobile phone, Open Google Play store.
- Search for the app’s messenger
- Click the install icon.
Now you have successfully downloaded and installed whatsapp.
How to download the app on iPhone (iPad, iPod etc..)
- Search for App Store on your ios (iPhone, iPad, iPod) and open it.
- In the search bar, search for Whatsapp.com messenger and tap install.
After installation, you’re free to open the app.
The social media platform has some awesome features that makes chatting fun;
- Group chats
- Status update
- Voice messages
- Sharing documents
- Profile picture update
- Whatsapp on desktop and web
- Whatsapp video and voice calls
All these are the amazing features of the social media platform.
- Name: Whatsapp
- Founded: 24th February, 2009
- Founder(s): Jan Koum, Brian Acton
- CEO: Jan Koum
- Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States
- Type of business: Subsidiary
- Employees: 50
- Parent company: Facebook
- Website: whatsapp.com