WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP service.
Freeware Software is software that is registered with a trading name. It is distributed at no monetary cost to the end-user.
Cross-platform software is a computer software that is implemented on multiple computing platforms.
Messaging apps are apps and platforms that enable messaging.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or IP telephony, is a method of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet.
How WhatsApp Messenger Works.
WhatsApp Messenger is a subsidiary of Facebook. This messenger allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other related contents. This service is available on mobile devices. Although it is also accessible from desktop computers. However user’s mobile device must remains connected to the Internet while they use the desktop app.
Although it is also accessible from desktop computers, provided the user’s mobile device remains connected to the Internet while they use the desktop app.
Meanwhile, if you wish to use the service, you will provide a standard cellular mobile number for registering with the service.
In February 2018, WhatsApp had over one and a half billion users. This made it the world’s most popular messaging application at the time.
Consequently, this client application has become the primary means of communication in many countries of the world. Examples of such countries are the United States of America (USA), India, France, United Kingdom (UK), etc.
WhatsApp Messenger was release on January 2009 (10 years ago) WhatsApp Inc. This service is available on iOS and Android. Although it is also accessible from desktop computers. However, user’s mobile device must remains connected to the Internet while they use the desktop app.
iOS is a mobile operating system. It is Apple Inc company that developed iOS. It is iOS that powers mobile devices, such as, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. iOS is the second most popular mobile operating system globally. While the first is Android.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google. Andriod is designed for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. There are other kinds of Androids. Examples are Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Wear OS for wearables, etc.
Features and Advantages of WhatsApp.
User of WhatsApp can do the following things:
- send and receive instant text messages (chat). Simply reach your friends, family members, and even colleagues at no cost, except for data charges. So this platform is one of the most used social platform in the universe and as such distance is not a limitation to the use of WhatsApp.
- Send and receive photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
- Make free calls with your friends and family members in another country. Meanwhile, this is only possible because the platform uses your phone’s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan’s voice minutes. Although there is a slight restriction. And the restriction is users inability to use the platform to call 911 and other emergency numbers.
- Share your location, exchange contacts, set custom wallpapers and notification sounds, email chat history, broadcast messages to multiple contacts
- Make a group chat with family, friends, and colleagues. You can engage in meaningful conversion while on the group chat. Some companies, and/or organizations usually organize there meeting on WhatsApp.
- Invite new people to join your group chat and make new friends and connections online
- Go through your friends’ profile updates and know their events and mindset as the day runs down.
- Upload your unique picture on your profile, and make your identity known all that have your contact.
- Quickly connect with all the contact you have in your phone book, etc.
- Update your status as it pleases you.
In summary, WhatsApp is one of the most used social network in the globe. This social network has a website and a mobile application which are all available on iOS, Andriod, and window devices. Meanwhile, the website or software application allows registered users to connect with the help of the user’s phone number. WhatsApp is a good platform to chat with friends and family members provided there is an internet connection and with the uses of appropriate devices. So on this platform, you can share multimedia contents such as videos, audios, pictures and other related content. The platform is also good for building an online community and of course for building a wide audience either for your business or organization.