WhatsApp Messenger 2.18.78

This lets you use your mobile device to make calls and send texts, pictures, audio and video

  • Category:

    SMS & IM

  • Version:

    2.18.78

  • Works under:

    Android 3.1 / Android 3.3 / Android 4.1.2 / Android 4.1.1 / Android 4.1 / Android 4.2 / Android 4.3 / Android 3.2 / Android 4.2.1 / Android 4.2.2 / Android 3.0 / Android 2.3 / Android 4.0

  • Also available for:

    MacWindows

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.3 (798)

WhatsApp is a free messaging app you can use to keep in touch with friends and family.

If you’re tired of racking up fees and fines for texting and data usage, WhatsApp is for you! With this app all you need is a mobile device like a phone or tablet and an internet connection.

With WhatsApp you’ll never have to pay for calls, and you’ll be able to enjoy all the great things you love about phones like picture and video sharing, voice messages and texting. It’s important to point out that there are no subscription fees to use the service but this is an ad-supported app so expect to see ads from time to time when making calls.

It's important to note that while the latest version of the app supports Android Wear, you don't need an Android device to use it. Just create an account and log into the new WhatsApp Web version on any browser to check missed messages and calls, download files and everything else you do with the regular WA app.

Another great feature that we love about this app is the ability to send your location to your contacts! If you’re ever lost or need to give someone directions, all you have to do is send them your location and they’ll get detailed instructions on how to find you.

By far the best feature of this app is the ability to save your chats automatically to your Google Drive, so you’ll never have to worry about losing your history again.

While we love the app, it’s important to point out that it only works with other WA users – if your friends and family won’t create an account, it won’t work. This also won't replace your traditional phone; you won't be able to dial 911 through WhatsApp in an emergency, for example.

All in all, there’s a lot to love about this little chat app! It’s free, it’s easy to use, it works on virtually every platform and device, and it lets you do just about everything you’d expect it to do as long as you have an internet connection.

Pros

  • Make Calls for Free You can call any user in the world for free – even international ones! You’ll both need to have the app installed though or it won’t work.
  • Send Texts, Pictures, Videos and More You can send voice and audio clips, leave voice messages, text chat, share pictures and videos and so much more with this handy little app.
  • Supports Group Chats for up to 50 People And unlike Skype, you won’t experience any drop in quality or performance either!

Cons

  • They Have to Have the App Installed Without it you won’t be able to send texts or make free voice calls.
  • Not All Android Wear is Supported Most will, but some smartwatches may not work.

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