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Description

WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for iPhone and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, and Voice Messages.

WHY USE WHATSAPP:

• NO FEES: WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family, so you don't have to pay for every message or call.* There are no subscription fees to use WhatsApp.

• MULTIMEDIA: Send and receive photos, videos, and Voice Messages.

• FREE CALLS: Call your friends and family for free with WhatsApp Calling, even if they're in another country.* WhatsApp calls use your phone's Internet connection rather than your cellular plan's voice minutes. (Note: Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details. Also, you can't access 911 and other emergency service numbers through WhatsApp).

• GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group chats with your contacts so you can easily stay in touch with your friends or family.

• WHATSAPP WEB: You can also send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer's browser.

• NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: There's no extra charge to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends around the world and avoid international SMS charges.*

• SAY NO TO USERNAMES AND PINS: Why bother having to remember yet another username or PIN? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS, and integrates seamlessly with your phone's existing address book.

• ALWAYS LOGGED IN: With WhatsApp, you're always logged in so you don't miss messages. No more confusion about whether you're logged in or logged out.

• QUICKLY CONNECT WITH YOUR CONTACTS: Your address book is used to quickly and easily connect you with your contacts who have WhatsApp so there's no need to add hard-to-remember usernames.

• OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your notifications or turn off your phone, WhatsApp will save your recent messages until the next time you use the app.

• AND MUCH MORE: Share your location, exchange contacts, set custom wallpapers and notification sounds, email chat history, broadcast messages to multiple contacts at once, and more!

*Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details.

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We're always excited to hear from you! If you have feedback, questions, or concerns, please email us at:
iphone-support@whatsapp.com

or follow us on twitter:

http://twitter.com/WhatsApp
@WhatsApp
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Note: WhatsApp is a telephony app, so iPod and iPad are not supported devices.

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched May 04, 2009 (about 9 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 14 days, on average.

Jul 08
2018
(Current)
Version 2.18.71

- Group admins can now choose to allow only admins to send messages to a group. Open "Group Info" > tap "Group Settings". Non-admins will still be able to read messages and respond privately by tapping "Message Admin".
- You can now easily notify people when you change your phone number. Tap "Settings" > "Account" > "Change Number". You can select which contacts or chats you would like to notify.

Jun 28
2018
Version 2.18.70

- Group admins can now choose to allow only admins to send messages to a group. Open "Group Info" > tap "Group Settings". Non-admins will still be able to read messages and respond privately by tapping "Message Admin".
- You can now easily notify people when you change your phone number. Tap "Settings" > "Account" > "Change Number". You can select which contacts or chats you would like to notify.

May 29
2018
Version 2.18.61

You can now request a report of your WhatsApp account information and settings. Just go to "Settings", then "Account." Tap "Request Account Info."

May 22
2018
Version 2.18.60

You can now request a report of your WhatsApp account information and settings. Just go to "Settings", then "Account." Tap "Request Account Info."

May 16
2018
Version 2.18.52

• When you receive a link to an Instagram or Facebook video, you can now play it right within WhatsApp. With picture-in-picture, you can also keep watching the video while you navigate to another chat.
• If you're a group admin, you can now remove admin rights from other participants. Select the admin in "Group Info" and tap "Dismiss As Admin."
• Group admins can now choose who can change a group's subject, icon and description by going to "Group Info" and tapping "Group Settings."

May 06
2018
Version 2.18.51

• When you receive a link to an Instagram or Facebook video, you can now play it right within WhatsApp. With picture-in-picture, you can also keep watching the video while you navigate to another chat.
• If you're a group admin, you can now remove admin rights from other participants. Select the admin in "Group Info" and tap "Dismiss As Admin."
• Group admins can now choose who can change a group's subject, icon and description by going to "Group Info" and tapping "Group Settings."

Apr 07
2018
Version 2.18.41

• You can now see recent status updates in the WhatsApp widget in your iPhone's Today View.
• Voice messages will now continue to play if you switch to another app or turn your screen off.

Apr 01
2018
Version 2.18.40

• You can now see recent status updates in the WhatsApp widget in your iPhone's Today View.
• Voice messages will now continue to play if you switch to another app or turn your screen off.

Mar 08
2018
Version 2.18.31

• You can now add a description to a group. Let group members know about important information, rules, or the topic of the group. Group descriptions are also visible when inviting someone via the group's invite link.
• When editing a photo or video, tap the smiley icon to add time or location stickers.
• From group info, you can now search the list of group participants

Feb 28
2018
Version 2.18.30

• When editing a photo or video, tap the smiley icon to add time or location stamps.
• From group info, you can now search the list of group participants

Feb 11
2018
Version 2.18.22

- You can now easily switch between voice and video calls. Just tap the video button while you're on a call.
- You’ll now see the '@' button in group chats. Tap on it to quickly scroll to unread messages where you were replied to or mentioned.

Feb 04
2018
Version 2.18.21

Bug fixes.

Jan 28
2018
Version 2.18.20

Bug fixes.

Jan 21
2018
Version 2.18.12

Fixes an issue on iOS 7 where checkmarks may not appear on messages.

Jan 11
2018
Version 2.18.11

Fixes an issue on iOS 7 where checkmarks may not appear on messages.

Jan 08
2018
Version 2.18.10

Bug fixes.

Dec 01
2017
Version 2.17.82

• Want to easily record long Voice Messages? When recording a Voice Message, just swipe up to lock recording so you can continue to record without keeping your finger down.

Nov 27
2017
Version 2.17.81

• Want to easily record long Voice Messages? When recording a Voice Message, just swipe up to lock recording so you can continue to record without keeping your finger down.
• When you receive a link to a YouTube video, you can now play it right within WhatsApp. With picture-in-picture, you can also keep watching the video while you navigate to another chat.

Nov 15
2017
Version 2.17.80

• Now you can delete messages you've sent by mistake. Just tap and hold a message you sent in the last 7 minutes, tap delete, and select "Delete for everyone." The message will be deleted for you and everyone in the chat. Requires the latest version of WhatsApp.
• Live location: now you can share your location in real-time with family and friends. Open any chat, tap the + icon > location, and tap "Share Live Location" to get started.
• Fixed an issue that was preventing some message notifications from appearing on iOS 11.

Oct 30
2017
Version 2.17.71

• Live location: now you can share your location in real-time with family and friends. Open any chat, tap the + icon > location, and tap "Share Live Location" to get started.
• Fixed an issue that was preventing some message notifications from appearing on iOS 11.

Oct 21
2017
Version 2.17.70

• Fixed an issue that was preventing message notifications from showing up on iOS 11.

Oct 12
2017
Version 2.17.61

• Search messages within a specific chat: Open any chat, tap the chat name at the top to go to Contact Info/Group Info, and then tap Chat Search.
• Design improvements for iOS 11.
• Post text-only updates to your status and they'll be visible for 24 hours. Just tap the pencil icon in the Status tab, type what you'd like to share, and pick a background color or font.

Oct 05
2017
Version 2.17.60

• Search messages within a specific chat: Open any chat, tap the chat name at the top to go to Contact Info/Group Info, and then tap Chat Search.
• Design improvements for iOS 11.
• Post text-only updates to your status and they'll be visible for 24 hours. Just tap the pencil icon in the Status tab, type what you'd like to share, and pick a background color or font.

Sep 04
2017
Version 2.17.52

• When typing text in a chat, you can tap and hold to select the text to easily bold, strikethrough, or italicize it

Aug 23
2017
Version 2.17.51

• When typing text in a chat, you can tap and hold to select the text to easily bold, strikethrough, or italicize it

Aug 21
2017
Version 2.17.50

Bug fixes.

Aug 07
2017
Version 2.17.42

• Pin chats to the top of your chat list, so you can quickly find them. Just swipe right on a chat and tap the pin icon.
• You can now send documents of any type. To send a document, open a chat, tap attach — document.
• When you receive multiple photos, you can now tap and hold on the group of photos to quickly forward or delete all of them.

Jul 23
2017
Version 2.17.41

• Pin chats to the top of your chat list, so you can quickly find them. Just swipe right on a chat and tap the pin icon.
• You can now send documents of any type. To send a document, open a chat, tap attach — document.
• When you receive multiple photos, you can now tap and hold on the group of photos to quickly forward or delete all of them.

Jul 16
2017
Version 2.17.40

• Pin chats to the top of your chat list, so you can quickly find them. Just swipe right on a chat and tap the pin icon.
• You can now send documents of any type. To send a document, open a chat, tap attach — document.
• When you receive multiple photos, you can now tap and hold on the group of photos to quickly forward or delete all of them.

Jun 14
2017
Version 2.17.31

• Add color filters to your media. Just capture or select a photo, video, or GIF, and swipe up to pick a filter.
• When you receive multiple photos from the same sender in a row, they'll now be grouped together as an album.
• New reply shortcut: simply swipe right in any message to quickly reply to it.

Jun 05
2017
Version 2.17.30

• Add color filters to your media. Just capture or select a photo, video, or GIF, and swipe up to pick a filter.
• When you receive multiple photos from the same sender in a row, they'll now be grouped together as an album.
• New reply shortcut: simply swipe right in any message to quickly reply to it.

May 04
2017
Version 2.17.22

• You can now ask Siri to read your latest messages (iOS 10.3+)
• Visual improvements to the Calls tab, Contact Info and Group Info screens
• In the My Updates screen, you can now select multiple statuses at once and forward or delete them
• Support for Persian

Apr 30
2017
Version 2.17.21

• You can now ask Siri to read your latest messages (iOS 10.3+)
• Visual improvements to the Calls tab, Contact Info and Group Info screens
• In the My Updates screen, you can now select multiple statuses at once and forward or delete them
• Support for Persian

Apr 21
2017
Version 2.17.20

• You can now ask Siri to read your latest messages (iOS 10.3+)
• Visual improvements to the Calls tab, Contact Info and Group Info screens
• In the My Updates screen, you can now select multiple statuses at once and forward or delete them
• Support for Persian

Mar 27
2017
Version 2.17.11

• You can once again set a text-only update in your profile and it's called About. Tap Settings and then your profile name to edit it. Thanks for the feedback!
• Play videos right away without waiting for them to download first. Videos will still be downloaded to your phone as the video is playing.
• Tap the new moon icon in the WhatsApp camera to better capture photos and videos when it's dark
• When editing a photo, 3D touch the crop icon to instantly crop the photo and fill your phone's screen

Mar 21
2017
Version 2.17.10

• You can once again set a text-only update in your profile and it's called About. Tap Settings and then your profile name to edit it. Thanks for the feedback!
• Play videos right away without waiting for them to download first. Videos will still be downloaded to your phone as the video is playing.
• Tap the new moon icon in the WhatsApp camera to better capture photos and videos when it's dark
• When editing a photo, 3D touch the crop icon to instantly crop the photo and fill your phone's screen

Feb 28
2017
Version 2.17.7

Bug fixes.

Feb 17
2017
Version 2.17.5

• Bug fixes.

Feb 15
2017
Version 2.17.4

• Bug fixes.

Feb 12
2017
Version 2.17.3

• Bug fixes.

Jan 26
2017
Version 2.17.2

• You can now tap send on messages when you don't have a connection. Messages will be queued up and sent when your phone regains a connection.
• Redesigned storage usage screen lets you manage your phone's storage space by clearing certain message types, like videos, from specific chats (Settings -- Data and Storage Usage -- Storage Usage).
• Send up to 30 photo or videos at once now.

Jan 23
2017
Version 2.17.1

• You can now tap send on messages when you don't have a connection. Messages will be queued up and sent when your phone regains a connection.
• Redesigned storage usage screen lets you manage your phone's storage space by clearing certain message types, like videos, from specific chats (Settings -- Data and Storage Usage -- Storage Usage).
• Send up to 30 photo or videos at once now.

Dec 19
2016
Version 2.16.20

• Bug fixes.

Dec 07
2016
Version 2.16.19

• Bug fixes.

Nov 29
2016
Version 2.16.18

• Introducing WhatsApp video calling. With free video calls, you can have face-to-face chats with your friends and family around the world. Data charges may apply. (requires iOS 8+)
• Search for the perfect animated GIF, right from within WhatsApp. Just tap Attach — Photo/Video Library and tap on the GIF search button on the bottom left to get started.

Nov 15
2016
Version 2.16.17

• Introducing WhatsApp video calling. With free video calls, you can have face-to-face chats with your friends and family around the world. Data charges may apply. (requires iOS 8+)
• Search for the perfect animated GIF, right from within WhatsApp. Just tap Attach — Photo/Video Library and tap on the GIF search button on the bottom left to get started.

Nov 09
2016
Version 2.16.16

• Search for the perfect animated GIF right from within WhatsApp. Just tap Attach — Photo/Video Library and tap on the GIF search button on the bottom left to get started.
• You can now send and receive animated GIFs
• For videos that are 6 seconds or shorter, you can now send them as animated GIFs. Just tap the GIF toggle after picking a video. (requires iPhone 6s or iPhone 7)
• Send Live Photos as animated GIFs. Just 3D Touch any live photo from Attach — Photo/Video Library and choose "Select as GIF."

Nov 06
2016
Version 2.16.15

• You can now send and receive animated GIFs
• For videos that are 6 seconds or shorter, you can now send them as animated GIFs. Just tap the GIF toggle after picking a video. (requires iPhone 6s or iPhone 7)
• Send Live Photos as animated GIFs. Just 3D Touch any live photo from Attach — Photo/Video Library and choose "Select as GIF."

Oct 30
2016
Version 2.16.14

• Fixed bug where app icon sometimes doesn't show the number of unread messages.
• If you are still experiencing issues with notification sounds, please update to iOS 10.1.
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• Now you can draw or add text and emojis to photos and videos. You can pick a brush size or font style by dragging left on the color selector. When drawing, you can also pick from two special brushes: the pixelate and color remover brushes. (requires iPhone 5s+ and iOS 9+)
• Group admins can now invite people to join a group simply by sharing a link with them. From group info, just tap "Group Invite Link."

Oct 25
2016
Version 2.16.13

• Now you can draw or add text and emojis to photos and videos. You can pick a brush size or font style by dragging left on the color selector. When drawing, you can also pick from two special brushes: the pixelate and color remover brushes. (requires iPhone 5s+ and iOS 9+)
• Group admins can now invite people to join a group simply by sharing a link with them. From group info, just tap "Group Invite Link."

Oct 19
2016
Version 2.16.12

• Now you can draw or add text and emojis to photos and videos. You can pick a brush size or font style by dragging left on the color selector. When drawing, you can also pick from two special brushes: the pixelate and color remover brushes. (requires iPhone 5s+ and iOS 9+)
• Group admins can now invite people to join a group simply by sharing a link with them. From group info, just tap "Group Invite Link."

Sep 27
2016
Version 2.16.11

• In groups, you can now mention specific people to get their attention by typing the @ symbol and choosing someone from the picker.
• When forwarding messages, you can now send to multiple chats at once
• Ask Siri to send WhatsApp messages or place WhatsApp calls (iOS 10+)
• Answer WhatsApp calls right from your lock screen, just like a standard phone call (iOS 10+)
• A new Widget lets you quickly jump to a recent chat or see which chats have unread messages (iOS 10+)

Sep 13
2016
Version 2.16.10

• When forwarding messages, you can now send to multiple chats at once (iOS 8+)
• Ask Siri to send WhatsApp messages or place WhatsApp calls (iOS 10+)
• Answer WhatsApp calls right from your lock screen, just like a standard phone call (iOS 10+)
• A new Widget lets you quickly jump to a recent chat or see which chats have unread messages (iOS 10+)
• Chats you frequently contact now appear when forwarding or sharing messages
• A new quick forward button on photos and videos in chats
• When taking photos or videos, double tap your screen to switch between the front and rear cameras

Aug 15
2016
Version 2.16.9

• When placing a WhatsApp call, you now quickly leave a voice message if your call isn't answered, just like voicemail.

Aug 08
2016
Version 2.16.8

• When placing a WhatsApp call, you now quickly leave a voice message if your call isn't answered, just like voicemail.

Jul 25
2016
Version 2.16.7

• If you send a single emoji, it's displayed bigger
• Slide your finger up and down to zoom when recording videos in WhatsApp
• When tapping Edit at the top of the Chats tab, you can now select multiple chats to quickly archive, delete, or mark as read.
• Chats now open faster

Jun 03
2016
Version 2.16.6

Reply to specific messages in any chat. Just tap and hold on any message and tap reply. You can even tap on the quoted part of the message to scroll up to the original message.

May 31
2016
Version 2.16.5

• Bug fixes.

May 24
2016
Version 2.16.4

• Bug fixes.

May 18
2016
Version 2.16.3

• Bug fixes.

Apr 12
2016
Version 2.16.2

Your messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents, and calls are now secured with end-to-end encryption, which means WhatsApp and third parties can't read or listen to them. Messages are automatically end-to-end encrypted: no turning on settings or setting up special secret chats to secure your messages. End-to-end encryption is available when you and the people you message are on the latest versions of WhatsApp. Learn more at https://www.whatsapp.com/security.

Apr 01
2016
Version 2.16.1

Your messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents, and calls are now secured with end-to-end encryption, which means WhatsApp and third parties can't read or listen to them. Messages are automatically end-to-end encrypted: no turning on settings or setting up special secret chats to secure your messages. End-to-end encryption is available when you and the people you message are on the latest versions of WhatsApp. Learn more at https://www.whatsapp.com/security.

Mar 29
2016
Version 2.12.17

• Bug fixes.

Mar 17
2016
Version 2.12.16

• You can now choose to save incoming media for specific chats in contact info or group info
• Pull down on in-app notifications to quickly reply to them
• Missed call notifications will now appear inside of chats
• Share PDFs from other apps into WhatsApp

Mar 04
2016
Version 2.12.15

• Fixed some crashes and an issue that was using a lot of storage space on some iPhones
• You can now send and receive PDFs. You can choose PDFs to send from other apps installed on your phone, like iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive. (iOS 8+)
• Improved design for browsing photos and videos
• You can now share photos or videos from other apps installed on your phone, like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive. When you open "Photo/Video Library", just tap "Choose from another app...".
• Pick from a variety of solid colors for your chat background
• Zoom in on videos while they're playing

Feb 29
2016
Version 2.12.14

• Improved design for browsing photos and videos
• You can now share photos or videos from other apps installed on your phone, like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive. When you open "Photo/Video Library", just tap "Choose from another app...".
• Pick from a variety of solid colors for your chat background
• Zoom in on videos while they're playing

Jan 06
2016
Version 2.12.13

Bug fixes.

Nov 30
2015
Version 2.12.12

• Links that you share or receive will now include a rich preview. When sending a link, you have the option to not include a rich preview.
• Additional 3D Touch features: You can now quickly Peek and Pop chats.
• Redesigned Settings tab.
• You can now view all your starred messages across all your chats in Settings — Starred Messages.

Nov 16
2015
Version 2.12.11

• Links that you share or receive will now include a rich preview. When sending a link, you have the option to not include a rich preview.
• Additional 3D Touch features: You can now quickly Peek and Pop chats.
• Redesigned Settings tab.
• You can now view all your starred messages across all your chats in Settings — Starred Messages.

Nov 02
2015
Version 2.12.10

• Quickly reply to messages right from notifications. Just drag down a notification to type your reply. (iOS 9.1+)
• You can also now reply to incoming WhatsApp calls with a message right from the call notification. (iOS 9+)

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