Whatsapp happens to be one the most popular instant messaging apps in the world, and is owned by Facebook. Whatsapp.com has more than 800 million monthly active users and can be used across different mobile Operating Systems including iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry, Symbian as well as Java phones. It is also possible to use Whatsapp on your PC.
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Whatsapp is a free app but functions with internet data. With whatsapp.com messenger, you can send text messages, voice notes, contacts and media files such as: music, videos, voice notes, pictures and even share location data in a very unique and reliable manner.
It is also possible to make free calls via the Whatsapp messenger app. The latest version of Whatsapp.com which allows end-to-end encryption of messages and calls also allows users to send Documents via Whatsapp.
Out of the number of instant messaging apps that are out there, I’ve made use of a few and I’m yet to see any that can truly rival Whatsapp.com. Whatsapp Messenger App is indeed one with a difference, little wonder it is widely accepted by over 800 Million active monthly users.
Without much ado, I’ll highlight some of the features of Whatsapp.com messenger that makes it amazing.
FEATURES OF WHATSAPP MESSENGER- Whatsapp.com
Whatsapp Messenger allows users the freedom to customize their profiles. This is made possible by choosing any profile picture of choice and by updating any status message of choice.
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There is no restriction as to image size, image quality or image format or even the content of the image you choose to use as a profile picture on Whatsapp.com. Uploading of profile pictures are also very fast and easy to do.
Apart from the status message and display picture, Whatsapp.com also allows users the freedom to choose whatever username they may feel like using (Note that your friends would NOT require your username to chat with you on Whatsapp, but rather the name would be shown whenever you chat in a group). It helps for easy identification of users when chatting in a group chat on Whatsapp messenger.
Whatsapp Messenger also allows you the freedom to put up whatever write-up you want as your ‘Status’. To make the experience on Whatsapp.com even more attractive, it allows for the add emojis/smileys in your status message.
Your profile on Whatsapp.com can be viewed by anyone who has installed Whatsapp Messenger on their phone and has your phone number in their phonebook. You can also view the profile of any of your friends in your Whatsapp contact list and save their profile pictures with much ease if you wish to.
Unlike most instant messaging apps where you need usernames, pins or email addresses to chat with friends, Whatsapp.com messenger by default synchronises the contact list on your phone and adds them to your Whatsapp Contacts.
Any contact you have on your phone who had previously installed Whatsapp.com messenger on their own phone would automatically be added to your contact list on whatsapp and you can easily initiate a chat.
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Once you have successfully installed Whatsapp.com messenger on your device, you also automatically appear on the contact list of anyone who has your phone number stored in their phonebook (the actual number you used in registering).
This makes hooking up and connecting with friends very easy and hassle free, so long as you have their number and they have installed Whatsapp messenger on their device, you’ll see them on your contact list and so long as they have your number, they’ll also see you on their contact list.
No need for pins or usernames!
For some reason, you may need to communicate with 3 or more people even up to 100 at the same time. It is difficult to send 100 people separate messages with the same information and collect all their responses from separate chats. That’s where group chats come in.
On Whatsapp.com, you are allowed to create as many groups as you feel like and add people of your choice to these groups. You can decide to create a group for your family and add all your family members to the group so that you can discuss ‘family issues’ via chat, you can create a group for friends and add all your friends to the group so you can always chat as friends, you can create a group chat for you colleagues in the office, your mates at school, business associates, church members… the list is endless.
So long as you need to pass same information to a group of individuals, just create a group chat on Whatsapp.com messenger and add the relevant people to this group and start having fun.
For someone to be added to a group chat, you must have their number saved on your phonebook and they too must have downloaded and installed Whatsapp on their phone.
Music, Videos, Pictures, Voice Notes, Contact and even location data can be shared easily in a group chat. There is no special requirement to create a group chat, indeed anyone can create a group chat. It’s a very simple process, once you have created a group you can now add your friends to the group and enjoy your group chat. The maximum number of people that can be added to a Whatsapp.com group chat is 100.
You can save yourself some airtime by making use of Whatsapp Calls. With whatsapp.com messenger app, you can make free calls to anyone on your whatsapp contact list and these calls are absolutely free regardless of how long you spend talking.
Whatsapp among other things considers the privacy of its users. Because of the functionality of this app, even people you do not know but for some reason have your number on their phone tend to send you messages.
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To curb this, Whatsapp allows users to choose who they want to see their profile pictures and status updates. Privacy settings can be customized to suite the preference of a user. You can choose whether or not you want to display your ‘last seen, profile picture and status update’.
There is also a ‘Block’ option. For those who will always pop up in your chats to annoy you, those unwanted friends and strangers who will always bug you with unwanted messages simply because they have your contact number, you can choose to silence them for as long as you may wish by using the ‘Block’ option.
Since you do not have control over who has your phone number, Whatsapp.com allows you control who you chat with. LOL, I know how it feels to be blocked by someone, I try to minimize my use of this feature, but there are certain times when I just have to make use of the Block option.
It is also possible to Unblock a user you once blocked at any point in time.
I officially use this feature for group chats and friends that send broadcast messages. Some people just take pleasure in disturbing others and constituting a nuisance, they’ll send tons of broadcast messages, chat you up at odd times, and if you’re not able to manage your emotions, you’ll get offended.
Sometimes, because of the level of friendship we have with these people in reality or the value they add to our lives, we do not want to block them out completely, this is where the ‘Mute‘ option in Whatsapp.com becomes very important.
Whatsapp allows you to use the mute option for personal chats and group chats for a period of time as defined by you (8 hours, 1 week, 1 Year) and also allows you to decide whether or not you want to get notifications from that individual or group chat.
I make very good use of this option and its indeed very useful. I still get to see the messages but I don’t get any notification. At my spare time, i can read their messages to see if any important information was passed and reply if i so desire.
Just as with the ‘Block’ option, you can also ‘Unmute’ the individual or group chat at any time you want to.
The latest version of Whatsapp messenger allows users to share different kind of files. Previously, users were only able to share audio, video, pictures, contact and location on Whatsapp Messenger. It was previously impossible to share document files on Whatsapp, but the new update which rolled out just recently has made it possible to share documents via Whatsapp.
Whatsapp users can now send Documents, Audio files, videos, pictures, contacts and location to their friends using Whatsapp.
With Whatsapp messenger app, there is no log-in is required. All you need do is download the app and ensure that there is internet connection on your phone and you can enjoy the full benefits of this wonderful messenger app.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD WHATSAPP MESSENGER APP – whatsapp.com
Click Here to Visit the Official Whatsapp Website on your phone, tablet PC or other device. The application for your device is automatically selected for you and all you need do is click the Download option.
Alternatively, you can use any of the relevant download links below:
Download Whatsapp for iPhone
Download Whatsapp for Android
Download Whatsapp for Blackberry
Download Whatsapp for Windows Phone
Download Whatsapp for Symbian
Download Whatsapp for Nokia S40
- After downloading and installing whatsapp.com on your device, open the app on your device
- Accept the terms and conditions in the Whatsapp welcome page and proceed
- Whatsapp.com app will request for your phone number (it is best to use the number that you give out to your friends)
- Whatsapp will send a 5-digit verification code to the phone number you provided via text message; this is done to verify that you are the owner of the phone number you gave. There is also an option for Voice Verification, if you have a problem receiving text messages.
- Enter the 5-digit code received from whatsapp.com via SMS or Voice Call in the space provided on the application interface.
- Choose a username of your choice. (It is important to note that your friends would NOT require your username to chat with you on whatsapp.com messenger)
- Upload a profile picture of your choice or leave the space blank. It is your profile and totally up to you to decide.
- Now you can enjoy all the benefits of the lovely Whatsapp messenger app. Have Fun!
Are you having any difficulties or challenges downloading or using Whatsapp Messenger App? I’ll be very happy to be of help to you. Just drop a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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