If you have an Android phone and want to send instant messages to your friends and family, then there is one app that you are strongly advised to download and that is WhatsApp. This is the most popular app of its kind in the world with over 700 million people having downloaded it and using it pretty much on a daily basis and the fact that they have just introduced a brand new calling feature is just an added bonus.
How Do You Get The App?
Getting the app is very easy as you just need to go to either the WhatsApp website or venture to the Google Play Store and do a search for WhatsApp. Make sure that it is the very latest version because that is the only one that will allow you to use their brand new calling feature and that is one thing that you do not want to miss out on.
Installing the app is also very easy to do as it just involves a simple tap of the install button and the app will do the rest. Do remember to grant it access to your phone as it will then see who on your phone book also has the app and will then allow you to connect to them instantly. This saves you so much work in identifying the people and you can just start using it as soon as it has installed.
What Is Special About This App?
The app itself has several key features. It is primarily an instant message app that means you can have a chat with other users by sending text messages. You can also send images to other people, as well as links and emoticons, but the latest update has gone one step further and allows you to call other users without it costing you any money whatsoever.
This means that WhatsApp are following the lead as set by a number of other apps that have threatened to end their dominance within this particular part of the app market. Basically, you are able to select your friends and call them as if you are making a normal phone call and the best part is that it is absolutely free. The call is perfectly clear, their location does not make any difference, and it is undoubtedly a wonderful addition to this brilliant app.
So, if you have an Android phone:
- Go to the WhatsApp website and follow the download link or go to the Google Play Store.
- Install it and look forward to connecting with other people on your phone book that already use it.
- Make sure that you download the latest version to get the calling feature.
- You can then call other users no matter where they are in the world and it is absolutely free.
- The call quality is perfect.
WhatsApp have realized that they need to do something in order to maintain their position as the number one IM app and they have done this by copying what is working well for their competitors by introducing voice calling. All that is left to do is for you to go and download the app because you are missing out on something rather special.