Many smartphone users rely on messaging apps to stay in touch with friends and family, as they can be quite convenient, more interactive. There several messaging apps available, but it is not hard to observe that WhatsApp is the undisputed leader, with more than 2 billion active accounts and hundreds of millions of active users each day.
The main advantage of WhatsApp is that it harnesses the internet connection of your device to allow you to communicate with your loved ones. A Wi-Fi or mobile data connection can be used, and the app will work even in areas where only limited connectivity is available, such as a 2G.
Send and receive messages almost instantaneously and some spice to the conversation with the help of hundreds of emojis and stickers. There is also the option to send an assortment of files, ranging from cute photos to funny videos or important documents. It is important to keep in mind the fact that a file cannot be larger than 16MB.
Perform free calls with the app, even if your friends, family, or colleagues are on the other side of the world. There is no need to worry about your voice plan, which means that you can talk for hours while enjoying a crystal-clear audio quality. However, the call feature cannot be used to contact emergency services.
Use the group chats feature to converse with several people at the same time, make plans, or share memes in a seamless manner.
In some cases, you may want to access WhatsApp from the PC, especially when you need to download some important files. This can be done without problems by using WhatsApp Web, which works on most browsers.
There is no need to worry about keeping in mind yet another username and password as you are always logged in and connected to the service.
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