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WhatsApp review: 50 facts and highlights

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Why is WhatsApp better than the average?

  • Higher rating on Google Play
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    4.4vs4.15
  • Higher rating on the App Store
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    4vs3.9
  • More estimated monthly users
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    1500mvs156.85m
  • More languages supported
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    33vs15.9

General info

1.Available on PC
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These services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.

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2.Free app
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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

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3.Ad-free
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Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

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4.Is compatible with Android
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It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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5.Can be personalised
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You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.

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6.Tablet-optimised
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There is a tablet-optimised version of the app available. This gives a much better user experience than using an app designed for a phone on a tablet.

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Users

1.Higher rating on the App Store
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The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store (rating from all versions), showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.

Best

Bat Messenger

5

4

2.Higher rating on Google Play
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The app has a higher rating on Google Play, showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.

Best

Troop Messenger

4.5

4.4

3. more estimated monthly users
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With more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.

Best

Snapchat

4500m

1500m

Contacts

1.It uses “two-way opt-in”
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This means that you have to add or accept contacts before being able to message. It prevents strangers sending you unwanted messages.

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2.You can send a contact stamp
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You can quickly and conveniently forward a person’s contact details on. This is a lot easier than finding their number and typing it into a message.

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3.Has existing contacts integration
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This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.

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4.Contact any app user
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You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.

For example

Troop Messenger

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Messaging features

1.Shows that someone is typing
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You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.

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2.You can switch off notifications
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You can set specific notifications to snooze mode if you don’t want to be disturbed during a specific time frame.

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3.Has “message seen” notification
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You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.

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4.Send audio voice clips
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You can send a pre-recorded voice message.

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5.Has two-way video chat
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You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.

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6.Has the option to delete message history
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You can delete past messages, for example if they contain confidential or private information.

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Content sharing

1.Syncs to the cloud
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Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.

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2.You can send documents
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You can send documents using the app.

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3.Has search option
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If you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.

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4. bigger maximum file size
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This is the biggest file size you are able to share. The higher the limit, the less restricted you are.

Best

Telegram Messenger

1500MB

100MB

5.Has image preview
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You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.

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6.You can send videos
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You can send videos with the app.

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Security

1.Has end-to-end-encryption
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End-to-end encryption protects data between two communicating parties and ensures that only the intended receiver can access the unencrypted information.

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2.You do not need a SIM card to log in
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The app is not connected to your phone number, so you can use it on devices such as tablets without needing a SIM card.

For example

Troop Messenger

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3.Has privacy options
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You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.

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