WhatsApp Messenger, the Facebook-owned messaging platform, is a free app available for Android, iOS, and other devices. The app uses the smartphone’s Internet connection to allow you to send messages and call friends and family. It is a rather more advantageous way to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages than the regular SMS application.
The Most Used Messaging App
As the most popular messaging app in the world, WhatsApp packs numerous features other apps do not have or are just incredibly advantageous. Here are some of the key attires the app provides its users with.
• No Fees: WhatsApp uses a smartphone’s Internet connection to send messages and make calls, so you don’t have to pay for every message or call you make
• Multimedia: The app allows you to send and receive photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages
• Group Chat: Create groups and chat with multiple contacts
• WhatsApp Web: The platform can also be used on a computer’s browser in order to send and receive messages
• No International Charges: WhatsApp doesn’t charge extra to send messages internationally
• No Usernames and Pins: The app functions based on your phone number and incorporates flawlessly with your smartphone’s address book
• Always Logged in: WhatsApp users remain logged in at all times, so they don’t miss any new messages or calls
• Offline Messages: If you miss a notification or turn off your device, the app saves the recent messages until the next time you use it
Some other impressive features WhatsApp offers are the possibility to share your location, exchange contacts, set custom wallpapers and notification sounds, send messages to several contacts at once, and much more.
WhatsApp Messenger 2.20.1 Beta Update
The app receives regular updates that usually bring bug fixes, overall improvements in performance, and new additions. The newest release, WhatsApp Messenger 2.20.1 beta update, features new functionalities, brand new features, and fixes some issues.
Here are the complete patch notes of the update:
• Brand new privacy settings enable you to control who can add you to groups. Go to ‘Settings,’ then to ‘Account,’ tap on ‘Privacy,’ and select ‘Groups’
• WhatsApp added call waiting support so you can choose to accept an incoming WhatsApp call while you’re already on another call
• You can now opt to use a fingerprint to unlock the app. To do so, tap on ‘Settings’ and ‘Account,’ head to ‘Privacy,’ and choose ‘Fingerprint lock.’ Turn on the ‘Enable Unlock with Fingerprint’ option
• Fixed an issue which made battery drain fast on some devices