Review: WhatsApp Messenger
After being bugged by various friends to get WhatsApp, I paid the 69p and saw what WhatsApp was all about. WhatsApp is smartphone messenger where you can message between different phones and platforms. WhatsApp uses the internet to send instant messages to your friends, keeping your text allowance nice and high.
WhatsApp is currently available on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and Nokia phones. You can download it at each platforms app store. The iPhone app costs 69p, free for BlackBerry users and about £1.20 per year for Nokia and Android phones. It’s a small price to pay considering the amount of texts you will save.
Using push notifications, WhatsApp also allows you to send videos, images and voice notes to your contacts free of charge. This is particular useful for sharing photos quickly with your friends.
With the app there is no need to add your friends using pins or user names, if a friend has WhatsApp and is in your contacts then the app will automatically add your friend to your WhatsApp buddies list. So there is no chasing people for their details!
WhatsApp Contact Screen [For Android]
WhatsApp Chat Screen [For Android]
WhatsApp for iPhone
Instead of sending international SMS’s, which aren’t cheap, you can uses WhatsApp over an internet connection to avoid being charged extortionate fees. It is also a great way to keep in contact with your overseas friends who have WhatsApp.
You are able to do group chats with multiple friends on WhatsApp just like using MSN messenger. This is great for sorting out nights out with your friends and family.
With custom statuses, you can tell everyone what’s on your mind or where you are. Whether you are in the gym, at the office or available to chat you can tell all your friends in one place.
As long as you have an internet connection, Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE you can send as many messages, photos, videos as you want to your friends!