Download WhatsApp for Android

WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging service that uses the same internet data plan you use for email and web browsing, costs nothing to message and stay in touch with your friends. Apart from basic messaging, WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited pictures, videos and audio media messages.

WhatsApp is also available for iPhone / iOS, Windows and Mac PC. You can also download the latest Beta version of WhatsApp for Android.

Features:

  • There are no hidden costs: After you and your friends download the app, you can use it to chat as much as you want. Send a million messages daily to your friends for free! WhatsApp uses your Internet connection: 3G / EDGE or Wi-Fi if available.
  • Multimedia: Send Videos, Pictures and Voice Notes to your friends and contacts.
  • Group Chat: Enjoy group conversations with your contacts. Add or Remove group participants, change the group subject and set the group icon.
  • Personal: Set a profile photo that will be shown to all your contacts
  • There are no international fees: Just as there are no additional costs for sending international emails, there are no fees for sending WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends all over the world while they have WhatsApp Messenger installed and avoid those annoying international SMS charges.
  • Say no to Pins and usernames: Why bother having to remember another PIN or username? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS, and integrates seamlessly with your existing phone address book.
  • No need to log in / out: No more confusion about logging out of your computer or other device. With push notifications, WhatsApp is always on and always connected.
  • No need to add friends: Your Address Book is used to automatically link you with your contacts. Your contacts who already have WhatsApp Messenger will be automatically displayed under Favorites, similar to a list of friends.
  • Offline Messaging: Even if you miss the push notification or turn off your iPhone, WhatsApp will keep your messages offline until you retrieve them during the next application use.
  • And much more: Share locations and places, Exchange contacts, Custom wallpapers, Custom notification sounds, Landscape mode, Message timestamps, Email chat history, Broadcast messages and media to multiple contacts at once, and much more.

What’s new:

  • Added call waiting support so you can choose to receive incoming WhatsApp calls while you are on another call.
  • You can now request a fingerprint to unlock WhatsApp. Tap Settings>Account> Privacy> Fingerprint lock and enable Fingerprint unlock.
  • Fixed an issue where the battery drained quickly.
  • The major vulnerabilities that allow spyware infiltration into mobile phones and thus use the recipient’s camera, microphone, location and message information as part of ‘targeted’ surveillance attacks have been fixed.

What’s new:

Dark Mode is finally here! To install follow these instructions:

  1. Download the files found here.
  2. Open Whatsapp, touch the three-dot menu in the top right corner and select Settings.
  3. In Settings, select Chats (Themes, wallpapers, chat history)
  4. In Chats, select Themes and under Themes you will find Dark.

Previous release notes:

  • When you receive links to videos from places like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, you can now play them directly within WhatsApp. With picture-in-picture, you can continue watching videos while chatting
  • You can reply to group messages privately in your 1: 1 chat. Tap and hold the message in the group chat and select ‘Reply Privately’.

Introducing Stickers

From emoji and camera features to Status and animated GIFs, we’re always looking to add new features that make communicating with friends and family on WhatsApp easy and fun. We’re excited to introduce new ways for people to express themselves with stickers. Whether it’s a smiling teacup or a crying heartbreak, stickers help you share your feelings in a way you can’t always put into words. To start, we launched sticker packs created by our designers on WhatsApp and a selection of stickers from other artists.

We’ve also added support for third-party sticker packs to allow designers and developers around the world to create stickers for WhatsApp. To do this, we’ve included a set of APIs and interfaces that allow you to create a sticker app that adds stickers to WhatsApp on Android or iOS. You can publish your sticker app like any other app to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, and users who download and install your app will be able to start sending those stickers right from within WhatsApp.

To use a sticker in a chat, just tap the new sticker button and select the sticker you want to share. You can add new sticker packs by tapping the add icon.

Share your current location

We’re launching a new feature that lets you share your location in real-time with family or friends. Whether you’re meeting friends, telling loved ones you’re safe, or sharing your trip, Live Location is a simple and safe way to let people know where you are. This end-to-end encrypted feature lets you control who you share with and for how long. You can choose to stop sharing at any time or let the Live Location timer expire.

Here’s how it works. Open a chat with the person or group you want to share with. Under “Location” in the attach button, there is a new option for “Share Live Location”. Choose how long you want to share and tap send. Everyone in the chat will be able to see your real-time location on the map. And if more than one person shares their Live Location in the group, all locations will be visible on the same map.

Live Location is available on Android and iPhone and will be rolling out in the app in the coming weeks. We hope you like it.

Web client for desktop computers

The desktop application is available for Windows 8 and Windows 10, and Mac OS 10.9 and higher, and syncs with WhatsApp on your mobile device. Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you’ll get support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more. After downloading and opening the app, scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on your phone (look for the WhatsApp Web menu under Settings).

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