WhatsApp Messenger has at least three compelling qualities.
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When WhatsApp rolled out in 2009, it was the first of its kind. Here are seven reasons why SMS remains useful technology. When I lived in France and Argentina, not only was WhatsApp my go-to messaging app, but it actually proved to be more cost-effective than sending texts. SMS removes this problem, so you can connect and send messages whether you have patchy connectivity or no Wi-Fi at all.
There are so many different ways to send messages on your phone, it can be hard to keep up. In addition, mobile phone users need phones that match their budget and will hold a charge for days.
WhatsApp , the enormously popular messaging and Voice over IP service owned by Facebook, allows users to send text messages, voice calls, recorded voice messages, video calls, images, documents, and user location.
Most people think of WhatsApp as the first IM app to install on their new smartphone. You can text and call your friends for free no matter where they are as long as you have an internet connection.
Currently, it has about 450 million monthly users. Taking a social media break?