Whatsapp messenger is a cross-platform and free ware instant messaging application for internet enabled devices especially smart phones, PCs. Although some other cell phones like Java and Symbian phones can be used to access the app.
This application gets better each day in its services in a bid to satisfy its users. Whatsapp messenger enables its users send instant messages to friends and family no matter the distance. All you need do is be connected to the internet and have the contact of the person you wish to send a message to.
This application has some amazing features which make it easy and convenient for users. This features also makes the app fun to use.
Instant messages: This feature enables users send instant messages to all their contacts around the world. It is designed in a way that the sender knows if and when his message was delivered and read. It also has a quote bar which makes it easier to quote a particular message instead of rewriting it. The messages are referred to as chats.
Voice and video calls: Users can make use of this feature when they don’t want to chat. They could either choose to make a voice call like a normal cell phone call, or they could make a video call.
Sending files: Users can send files ranging from pictures, audios to videos. Documents can also be sent.
Some other features are gifs, voice notes, phone contacts and user location. All data are end-to-end encrypted. There is a feature called status in which you can upload pictures and videos, they last for 24 hours and by default are visible to all your contacts.
Whatsapp was officially made available for PCs, through a client and under the name ‘Whatsapp Web’ in late January 2015. An announcement was made by Jan Koum, the CEO on his Facebook page.
“Our WhatsApp web is simply an extension of your cell phones: The web browser mirrors conversations from your phone. This means all of your conversations still remains on your phone”. For the web application to function, the user’s mobile phone must still be connected to the internet. All major desktop browsers are supported except for Microsoft Internet Explorer. The web’s user interface is based on the default Android one.
For the web application to function, the user’s mobile phone must still be connected to the internet. All major desktop browsers are supported except for Microsoft Internet Explorer. The web’s user interface is based on the default Android one.
Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook in February 2014, for approximately US$19.3 billion. By February 2016, the application had a user base of over 1 billion, making it the most popular messaging service at that time. Its based in Mountain View, California.
How to download WhatsApp through the web
- Visit www.whatsapp.com or www.webwhatsapp.com with your phone browser.
- Search and download the version appropriate for your device. (E.g, if you use Android, download the one for Android and if you use iOS, then download the one for iOS)
- Install the app to enable usage.
How to download WhatsApp through mobile app default manager
- Go to Google Play Store on your mobile phone.
- Search for whatsapp messenger.
- Click install, after installation open the app.
- Go to App Store on your device.
- Search for the application and install it.
- After installation, open the app.
How to backup chats
- Open the application.
- Click on the options.
- Click settings.
- Tap chat history and at the bottom, you’ll find the backup chat options.
- Select your choice backup. (Users can also backup to Google drive as well)
- Name: Whatsapp
- Founded: Feb 24, 2009
- Founders: Jan Koum, Brian Acton
- CEO: Jan Koum
- Employees: 50
- Type of business: Subsidiary
- Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States
- Parents: Facebook
- Website: Whatsapp.com