Most Popular Messaging app in last Decade – Whatsapp
What is whatsapp?
Whatsapp is a free download messaging app for all smartphone users. With the help of Internet whatsapp allows you to send messages, audio , images & video.
People can also use whatsapp on their desktop, simply going to whatsapp website & download it for Mac or Windows. Research tells that It is most popular within teenagers because of group chatting, voice messages, & location sharing.
Growth of whatsapp:-Now whatsapp is owned by the facebook. It has a 1 billion users worldwide & is the biggest online app on the market. It is founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, former employee of yahoo in 2009. It started as a small startup & swelled to 250,000 users in just a few months. Whatsapp was acquired by facebook & has been continued growth reaching the 1 billion mark in July 2017.
Using whatsapp:- To use whatsapp you need a compatible tablet or smartphone with a SIM card, an internet connection & phone number. The app uses your phone number as its username, your account is locked to the phone. you can transfer your contacts over to new devices.
If your phone is in roaming additional mobile data charges may apply.so, you have to learn roaming settings for whatsapp.
For android users:- To turn off data roaming: Whatsapp Dps
Open your phone’s Settings app > Wireless & networks > Mobile networks > turn Data roaming off.
Open your phone’s Settings app > Network & internet > Mobile network > turn Roaming off.
If data roaming is turned on on your device, we suggest that you turn off all media auto-download When roaming in your WhatsApp Settings to avoid extra data charges. To learn how to configure Media auto-download you can read this article.
While traveling, we also recommend that you set your About message to “I am currently roaming abroad, will reply when I am on Wi-Fi”. This way your contacts will know why you’re not answering right away.
For Iphone users:- f you don’t have an international data plan, you can avoid data roaming charges by turning off cellular data or data roaming:
Go to iPhone Settings > Cellular > turn off Cellular Data
Go to iPhone Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Roaming > turn off Data Roaming
Using WhatsApp while your phone is connected to Wi-Fi shouldn’t incur charges from your carrier. Please note that some Wi-Fi networks might have charges or usage fees.
Even with your SIM card removed or your cellular connection disabled, you can continue using your existing phone number in WhatsApp when on Wi-Fi. If you have a local SIM card while traveling, you can use the change number feature to migrate your account to your new phone number.
Features of Whatsapp:- whatsapp users can share their location in real time over messages. They can also organise list of contacts so that they can quickly send messages to the lots of people in group chats through whatsapp. The best feature of whatsapp that It allows users to keep in touch with people those who are living in abroad. Without incurring the international charges associated with the text messages.
Live location tracking:- whatsapp now lets its users to share their location in real time. This features helps to share your exact location with a friend or loved ones. It is helpful when you are in a meeting in a crowded area or you want to let someone to know that you have reached your destination safely.
Editing Features:- It also have the ability to delete message that you may have sent in error. It will be helpful if you sent a message to the wrong contact. Next update to the messaging service will look at adding a ‘Reply Privately’ function while in a group chat. Whatsapp users also can hold down a message in a group chat to select and add a reply to it. This feature ensure that members in a group can follow conversations more easily and respond to specific questions in a group chat or write comments on content in the group.
Terms & conditions & privacy on whatsapp:-
Its terms and conditions specify that users should be at least 16 years of age to use the service in Europe. WhatsApp will automatically set your Privacy Settings to allow any WhatsApp user to view your last seen, profile photo and status. To switch your profile setting, simply go to: Menu Button > Settings > Account >Privacy. You can set the following options for your account privacy from Everyone My Contacts or Nobody .