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Simplicity Makes WhatsApp Stand Out from the Rest


WhatsApp Messenger allows you to send texts to someone without the traditional text rates that you’re used to with your network provider and instead, use the internet so you can send the messages for free.

It’s not the first of its kind to provide a free service of messaging and it won’t be the last, but WhatsApp is able to stand out from the others. It’s fairly simple to use and works in several platforms; so you don’t have to worry if your friends use different devices from yours. And that’s one thing that makes this app more convenient. WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging app, which means that if you download it to your Android device, you can use it to send messages to your friends with an iPhone or Blackberry phone. It’s not limited to a specific OS device like other free messaging services such as iMessage for iOS users or BBM for Blackberry users. There are other apps that offer the same kind of service, but WhatsApp is preferred by millions of users; in fact, it has reached over 400 millions of users from all over the world, making it one of the most successful free messaging apps today.

You can check when someone’s Last Logged In

It also adds that it doesn’t drain your battery and does not use a lot of data, something that other apps have failed at. You can’t expect everyone to agree that it’s the best of its kind. Blackberry and Apple would, of course, claim that their own iMessage and BBM are much better, but if you’re looking for a much simpler and easier way of communication, WhatsApp has a better argument. You’ll get to use the app right away after you download it, since you don’t have to transfer the numbers from your contact list. With WhatsApp, you can also track the time when someone has last been logged in. Some users feel that this violates their privacy, but it does have its own advantages. For one, if someone has not been answering your text back, you’ll be able to tell if he’s just ignoring your texts or that he really hasn’t seen your message because he’s not logged in. Simple things like that, but it matters to some.

It Values Simplicity

Out of all messaging apps available today, WhatsApp is able to hold on its own by relying on its simplicity. While there are people who prefer frivolous designs and features, there are others who are just content with being able to connect with someone by exchanging text messages for free. Although it lacks an essential feature, which is free calling, it should be noted that WhatsApp, first and foremost, is a messenger app so free calls and video calling are not the app’s primarily priority. That being said, WhatsApp allows you to do more than send texts, you can also send photos, videos, and audios, among other things. It’s just going to cost you more than just sending texts if you’re using data, but if you’re using WiFi, you’ll be able to cut down on the cost.