WhatsApp is the first name that crosses your mind when someone asks you if you’re using a messaging application. You were convinced by your friends to join and now you can’t stop chatting with them. Since its launch in January 2010, the application has changed a lot, it has been bought by Facebook in February 2014 and it received new features, but the developers will continue to improve it. Currently, there are over 1 billion active users and if you’re not one of them yet, but you’re thinking about creating account, we will tell you everything you need to know about the registration process and what features this application is offering.
First of all, WhatsApp was created for major mobile operating systems and recently, the developers have released a standalone application for PC, because since February 2015, users have been able to log into their accounts only by opening a supported browser on their computers and visiting web.whatsapp.com, where they had to scan a QR code.
Anyway, in order to register to WhatsApp, you will need to insert your mobile number when prompted, and the application will send you a SMS verification code which you’ll enter in order to get verified. After that, the application will scan your phonebook and when it will find mobile numbers associated with WhatsApp, it will add them to your list of contacts.
You will start chatting with your friends immediately. You’ll send simple messages with texts, or images, videos, audio recordings or PDF documents. When you want to go out, but you’re too lazy to tell each of your friends where you are, share your location and your friends will find you.
Want to talk with multiple contacts, at once? Create group chats with up to 256 members, but the more people you’ll add, the harder it will become to keep up with everyone. Want to call a WhatsApp friend? Just connect to a wireless network and place the call. You won’t consume your mobile data and you’ll talk for as long as the battery of your device will last.
Soon, the developers will introduce the video calling feature, and for a short time, the option was seen in a few beta updates, but it was inactive and eventually, it was removed. But soon, the feature will be reintroduced and it will work.
We remind you that a few weeks ago was introduced end-to-end encryption, which makes your conversations secure, as only the sender and recipient will have access to the message using an encryption key.
If you’re on an Android smartphone, we’re informing you that 2.16.94 beta is out and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.