WhatsApp has pissed off the Canadian and Dutch governments because it collects people’s phone numbers, whether they’re a user of the service or not.
There’s no doubt that WhatsApp is more widely used than ever now, but if you’re wondering just how popular it has become – look no further than the stats that the developer has shared on Twitter.
No one likes paying for text messages, right? And there’s only so many things you can do with an SMS. No photos (that’s called MMS), no location sharing, no read receipts, nothing that you’d associate with modern instant messaging platforms. That’s why we can’t help but love called Viber.
Starting today, you no longer need a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger.
Yes, you read that right. With this unexpected move they are now entering the hotly contested arena of SMS replacement apps. All you need to start is a name and phone number, and you can communicate with anyone in your contact list.
According to TechCrunch, Facebook is in talks to acquire WhatsApp. For those of you who have never heard of WhatsApp, it’s quite a simple application: You install it on your phone, it asks you for your phone number, WhatsApp sends you a conformation code via SMS, you input the conformation code, and now you’re able to message all the people in your address book for free, assuming they also use WhatsApp.
Looks like WhatsApp just got updated to fix a couple of major bugs for Samsung and ICS users. If you’re not familiar with WhatsApp, it’s an app that allows you... to text people using your data plan, not your texting plan. It also has quite a few cool features along with group chatting, and the best feature is that it’s completely free! You can also text...