Whatsapp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging service, which is a couple of fancy words for a service that enables you to chat freely with your friends and contacts on your mobile phone. On Whatsapp, you send and receive messages instantly without having to pay for SMS.
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Whatsapp Messenger is an app you download to your mobile phone. The Whatsapp Messenger app currently exists for Android phones, iPhone, Nokia S40, Symbian phones, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone. Once you have successfully installed Whatsapp on your phone, you can send and receive messages to other users irrespective of the type of phone.
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This ability to send messages to all users in all types of phones was key to the popularity of Whatsapp. Whatsapp sends messages over the internet, so you need a data plan. A number of networks in Nigeria like Airtel now offer very cheap Whatsapp app data plans. However, if you already have a data plan, you do not need any other special Whatsapp data plan.
Once you have a data plan sending messages on Whatsapp is free. You can chat with your contacts using text or you can record a message (voice messaging) and send to them. No matter your choice, the recipient will receive the message instantly and can respond immediately. You can also share photos and videos as well as your location with your friends on Whatsapp.
Whatsapp also comes with a built-in bulk-messaging feature called Broadcast Message that enables you send a message to up to 50 of your contacts all at once. You can also create up to 50 groups of up to 50 members each and engage in group chats with members of the group.
Whatsapp and other similar services are perhaps the future of SMS and have virtually replaced MMS. Whatsapp is free for the first year and costs $0.99 afterwards. You can download Whatsapp at the official stores of the respective platforms. Learn More
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