When you are enjoying huge success, suitors are always all over. This is the exact case with Facebook-owned WhatsApp Messenger.
In a period of less than ten years, WhatsApp Messenger has managed to attract a user base of more than 1.3 billion people across the planet. This is not something to take for granted and it’s why you’ll meet quite an impressive number of apps that not only offer just about the same services as WhatsApp, but they go as far as copying the name of the popular app.
We’ve seen the likes of GBWhatsApp and even WhatsApp Plus, but you’ve probably heard little about Watsup Messenger. Similar to GBWhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus, Watsup Messenger is a clone of the original version, which means you’ll come across some similarities in terms of services offered, but there are differences as well.
To start off, let’s look at the few similarities between WhatsApp Messenger and Watsup Messenger. As you may have already guessed, both apps are available for download via the Google Play Store, which means the search engine giant has certified them as secure for use on Android phones. The two are also free to download and install.
When it comes to setting up, you won’t notice any major differences. You must provide your phone number in order to receive a confirmation SMS or call. This number will also be used to link you up to other users of the apps so that you can communicate with them. The apps also depend on the contacts list saved on your phone to populate their own contacts lists. Sending of messages is free, but you still need an internet connection in order to reach out to your friend.
As for the differences, you’ll notice a few of them right from the interface. Despite the fact that WhatsApp Messenger is free of charge, you don’t come across any annoying ads, gimmicks or even games. On the contrary, you’ll for sure have to deal with plenty of ads on Watsup Messenger.
Watsup Messenger also supports a limited set of features. In fact, you can only communicate via messages on this app whereas WhatsApp Messenger adds voice and video calling to this feature. The best part of the former app is that you can enjoy groups that have up to 5000 members. You also get unlimited cloud storage for all of your chats, something that does users a great favor thanks to the fact that Watsup has no limit on the size of files shared.
We know what WhatsApp users can also enjoy cloud storage services, but none of the service providers in question provide users with unlimited back up.
The developers, Samba Labs, say that Watsup Messenger is built to provide users with super-fast messaging alongside a secure experience. Even though WhatsApp Messenger offers end-to-end encryption services, you’ll enjoy the privacy and security offered by Watsup. Similar to Telegram, you can send secret messages, create channels as well as delete/edit sent messages, a feature that will soon hit WhatsApp.
Also, Watsup Messenger allows users to send self-destructing messages, where the recipient has only a few seconds to read a message upon opening it, after that, it’s deleted.
Despite the interesting set of features you find on Watsup Messenger, the app has only managed 1 million downloads in the Google Play Store. As noted earlier, WhatsApp Messenger, on the other hand, has a massive following of 1.3 billion people from all over the world. In short, the former has no chance of catching up with the latter, something that is made worse by the fact that users still have to deal with ads from time and again.