What is WhatsApp Messenger?


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WhatsApp Messenger is an app that allows communication between users across supported mobile platforms, including Android, Windows Phone and Apple iOS. It was developed by WhatsApp Inc. as an alternative to SMS messaging.

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Features of WhatsApp Messenger include group chats, multimedia file sharing, location sharing and offline messaging. It utilizes the users' phone numbers and address books to eliminate the need for usernames and contact lists within the app. Users can download WhatsApp and use its services for free for the first year, after which a paid yearly subscription is required. To avoid extra charges and hidden costs, the app uses the mobile device's Internet data plan or a Wi-Fi connection to send messages and media files.

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