WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging systems worldwide and nowadays, it supports up to 100 million voice calls every day. The voice calling system was implemented last year and it works pretty much like you’d be calling someone on the phone, except that it’s free. Well, almost free – you still need an internet connection and that costs.
Here is some info about WhatsApp in case you were curious to learn more.
Basically, WhatsApp is a messaging app for smartphones that enables users to send messages, pictures, videos etc. without having to pay for that service, like you pay for an SMS message, for example.
It was launched in 2010 and quickly became popular among people as an alternative to SMS messaging and because it had a fun name that is a play upon the words ‘What’s up?’ and ‘app’.
WhatsApp works on Android, Blackberry, iPhones, Windows Phones and Nokia phones.
In 2013 the app had a 200 million user base, the majority of them from Brazil and India.
In 2014, the company was bought by Facebook for approximately 20 billion dollars and has since gained approximately 1 billion users.
A study made by German researchers revealed that out of the 162 minutes people use for mobile moments, WhatsApp took up 32 minutes of that time.
Given that it’s such a huge success worldwide, its developers keep adding new and fun features to the app. Recently, some screenshots leaked of a beta testing of a music sharing feature. Apart from that there are also rumors that WhatsApp will be getting larger emojis and a group conversation feature that will end up being very useful. The latter implies sending a link to the people you want to join the conversation and when they click on it, they automatically join in on that particular discussion.