amr bashq - A comprehensive review of Whatsapp security.
First of all yes I am on addersal. WhatsApp has a number of advanced security features. It has end-to-end encryption, just like Apple’s iMessage and Signal. All messages flowing through the platform are secured so that only the sender and the recipient can view them. WhatsApp couldn’t read your message even if it wanted to. The app doesn’t store your personal information, and only people you approve as contacts can message you. As with an increasing number of internet services like Google and Facebook, WhatsApp uses two-factor authentication, which has you type in a second passcode sent to your phone via text message to access your account. Group messages can conflict with some privacy settings, however, in that if you have blocked someone, they can still appear in a group message that you can see
CST&RT - App got worse after no choice then having to update
What happened to what’s app after the update. It got worse. What about being able to delete what you sent on both sides nit just from my chat, it used to not any more! You said there were improvements? Not at all! Improvements doesn’t mean to take away what worked well for many. improvements is enhancing adding not removing what works. What a disappointment this app fell short! Many feel the same! Security? That probably won’t be secure either anymore! Let’s see what will happen going forward with all the breaches and the unsecured and less encryption . I can go on and on. If you say you will improve, then do as you promise! What happened to what’s app after the update. It got worse. What about being able to delete what you sent on both sides nit just from my chat, it used to not any more! You said there were improvements? Not at all! Improvements doesn’t mean to take away what worked well for many. improvements is enhancing adding not removing what works. What a disappointment this app fell short! Many feel the same! Security? That probably won’t be secure either anymore! Let’s see what will happen going forward with all the breaches and the unsecured and less encryption . I can go on and on. If you say you will improve, then do as you promise!
torresale3 - Stickers changed everything
So my friends and I have debated back and forth whether if to use whatsapp or imessage as our primary way of communicating for as long as I can remember. In all honesty we frequently switched back and forth. However, ever since whatsapp released stickers, there is no debate. My whole entire city/everyone I know constantly trades stickers like pokemon cards & it makes our conversations 10 times funnier. We also create our own stickers using other apps. Our biggest request is to please allow us to organize our stickers (maybe by sorting them into folders/tabs) because we have so many and they get lost in the bunch. Another great idea would be to have access to create new stickers directly through whatsapp instead of a third party application. Please take these things into consideration. I never write reviews but we’ve all genuinely said it for months that we wish we could organize our stickers.
kylehotchkiss - Camera takes fuzzy photos every time
WhatsApp in general is fine. But every photo I take in the app is fuzzy; and more zoomed in than my normal photos app. It’s like they are putting camera in video mode and taking a screenshot. I guess this is part of their cross platform library but still, I wish it would let the camera app use more native and high quality functionality.
Additionally, it’s wayyy too easy to send things to the wrong person. You can’t remove people from “recently contacted” or “frequently contacted” prompts around iOS for sharing. I’m terrified I will send my girlfriends brother something immodest because his name shows above hers even though our chat volumes are way different.
WhatsApp is a globally loved tool but has some pretty strange UX issues given its financial backer and experienced staff. I will continue to use it as most of the world doesn’t have iMessage; but if they did; I don’t think I’d miss the WhatsApp app that much.
Silks777 - From Bad to Worse
What was once a wonderful secure platform is fast becoming a laughingstock ever since it was touched by Facebook. So thoroughly disappointed. Relatives abroad had told me that Facebook is phasing out WhatsApp but demands that we give them all our contact details; I’m not for that. Apparently, In the UK, WhatsApp was given customers until the first week of February before they close an account if the customer refused to except terms to the detriment of customer privacy. Now there is a delay to this change? It’s still going to happen so why the delay? Could it be that this delay is to collect our information anyway without a permission, anyway? I have now started looking for a replacement to WhatsApp. I am sorry to be parting company with you but it isn’t the secure independent platform it once was and the quality has progressively deteriorated. To be honest, if I could opt for zero stars that would be the level at this point. I’ve been trying to speak to others over the platform but I’ve spent more time trying to reconnect or redial and it’s just not worth it. Another competitor bows out.
Nin★DogeAppReviews - Incredible
I really love this app. It's incredible how you can talk with anyone around the world without paying actual money. There’s nothing wrong happening with my version, the camera works well and shoots good photos. There are some things that would make this app the best messaging app. The first one is that when you mute a group chat there should be an option that allows you to mute it forever, same goes with the real-time location. When you create a group, others shouldn’t have the option to kick you from the group, and there should be an option to make someone not be an admin without having to kick the person and adding them again. Also, I really want the GIFs to have their own spot so you don’t need to go to Photos and Videos and then click GIFs. Also, make a DRAWING option. Well, that’s all. Thanks for this amazing app.
Doug tge CEO - Plenty of room for improvement
As an avid user of social internet media , I found WhatsApp is lacking in many convenient features offered in other apps. I use Facebook when I want to express some thoughts, events etc. But FB Messenger is not efficient in quick text, so I still resort to 20 years old practice in text msg like in Nokia phones. WhatsApp is subservient to the features offered by WeChat. Understood that WeChat is by Tencent in China, nevertheless the features are amazing. The Moment posting functions are like Facebook post. The conversation wether individual or in chat groups are more user friendly than WhatsApp. It allows recalling a wrong message sent in mistake. Attaching files and emojis are awesome. My only complain is that once viewed in one device the message cannot be reviewed in an other, which FB allows all history conversation once logged in.
I lived in America over 47 years. I highly recommend friends to use WeChat for daily contacts over other apps.
Kiki shotgun - Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or legal sanction. The term "freedom of expression" is sometimes used synonymously but includes any act of seeking, receiving, and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used. Freedom of expression is recognized as a human right under article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Article 19 of the UDHR states that "everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference" and "everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice".
Adriana04 - Too easy to call people by accident
The app is really great and connects me with my contacts all over the world. It makes it easy to stay in touch. You can text and even call for free. Doesn’t get any better than that!
The only thing I would change is how easy it is to call people by accident. It happens all the time. I wish they would hide that button behind the profile page. This is mostly a texting app, do we really need that button on the first page?Even on an iPhone you have to first click the i button from the message page to call someone. It’s smart.
Another issue is that the app distorts the quality of pics and videos after they are sent. I often receive videos with delayed sound and fuzzy images. I have to ask my contacts to send me those through other apps so I can actually get the proper sound.
Please fix and it will be the most perfect app!
Kiihmy - Issue with new IOS shortcuts
After the new IOS update presented mid Jan 2021, if you use a shortcut to access WhatsApp, it’ll open the app but about 4 or 5 seconds later it’ll close the app by itself. Something about the shortcut and the app isn’t working because shortcuts and all my other apps work fine. Now, if you use your shortcut to access WhatsApp you need to wait the 5 or so seconds that it takes for the “shortcut” notification at the top of the screen to disappear and then you can start using the app just fine, if you use the shortcut to access it and click on the screen immediately as the notification(shortcut) is at the top of your page, the app will freeze up and shut down.. it’s very annoying if you’re on the go. I realize this isn’t a WhatsApp issue but I’m unaware of who to present this to so it may get fixed since it happens only with WhatsApp
@njiban - WhatsApp- A Great End to End Encryption Platform
I am particularly fascinated with WhatsApp because of its versatility and agility as far as social media platforms are concerned. It takes customer privacy and security into great context and go out of their way to protect that customer information from 3rd parties and hackers. I have never heard of a hack or security breach into WhatsApp security systems. Overall the App has been great and has eased the way the world has connected via talking and sharing digital and graphical data.
The only downside to WhatsApp is that when you lose your device or are out of storage and uninstall the app, you typically lose all your previous chats and data. I would have been great if WhatsApp had an option for optional storage space for sale, for folk to backup their communication and social media data.
Jreome J. - Just a minor issue that’s really problematic
Sometimes my messages can’t go through on time and it’s takes forever for them to receive it. When I text my friends who own Samsung devices, the message won’t go through even though they’re still online. It usually takes about 3 to 2 minutes for the other person to read my message(s). What really bugs me is that once it shows *last seen today at (time)* the message that I’ve sent is delivered, and it’s would show the double check mark. So the person who I sent a message to would only get it if they exit out the app. Plus, no matter how much messages you send to that person, they will never receive it until they exit out of WhatsApp.
Please fix this issue🙏🏼. It makes it really hard to communicate, even when it’s an emergency.
accidentalgrammernazi - Wonderful app! please add one simple feature
I use this app to communicate with my friends and family daily. I’ve been using it for about 4 years now, and I’ve accumulated a LOT of stickers. I mean probably 500+ stickers, all of different things for different situations. It can be a real pain to have to scroll through a lot of them, especially since I star/favorite most of mine and don’t have packs. If there could be a way to manually organize the starred stickers and put them in their own packs/sections or anything that would be amazing! Maybe something similar to Pinterest? Where you create a board/pack and add the a sticker of choice to that pack. Also when you delete a sticker it automatically scrolls all the way back up to the top of your stickers, I’d prefer if it didn’t.
That’s it! Thanks for a wonderful service.
Mish000 - Best App Ever!
There is not enough text space to write down everything I love about this app, nor do I have the time to write it all down!!
Suffice it to say, I wish I could get everyone in my contact list to use this. For work, we have a record of all of our conversations, which in my line of business, this has been a really good thing for us. Also, you can see when the person read the message. Being able to back up conversations to the Cloud has also been useful. One of the things I’m most impressed by the Developors of this app is that they are constantly updating the app with new capabilities. Like I said, there are several things I could continue to write about how much I love this app. Suffice it to say, it’s one of the best Apps in my phone and I’m a hard critic when I comes App reviews.
sinkary22 - Still not syncing contacts since iOS update months ago
When IOS updated several months ago, one of the features that was affected on WhatsApp was the option to sync contacts. I called Apple then and they informed me that each app provider must update their security profiles to be compatible with the new IOS. There have been 2 updates of IOS since then and still, WhatsApp hasn’t got with the program.
Utility of WhatsApp has gone down as I have to research each contact to try to even place a call to them. Numbers that are in my phone book don’t register so it’s difficult to know which contact is which without that extra step in research. Furthermore, I can’t save new numbers directly from WhatsApp to my phone. This is quite frustrating. I have never left a review on this app before and decided that 5-6 months of this is enough. Can you please update your app to resolve this issue with iPhone!
Okey DoKey Locksmith - Houston Texas
As the owner of a locksmith company and the manager of operation at Okey Dokey Locksmith, I want to say that WhatsApp is one of the most useful app we use on a daily basic.
This platform of communication allows use to create a secondary network in a secondary level when we put customers on first priority.
For example: if I dial/talk to a technician I use WhatsApp and customer can still call me on the cellphone.
To further explain: if I call tech on the phone it takes 10-15 seconds for the telecom system to connect the call and within this time frame of clicking the dial button to the moment the line is connected, a customer might get to the answering machine.
Highly recommend to all of you business owners to use WhatsApp as a secondary network for your employees if they are interfacing customers over the phone.
brightlikeme345 - WhatsApp Changed for the Better!!
I have used WhatsApp for about a year now, and I love it!!!!WhatsApp is an overall Great and Safe social Media!!! It allows me to be able to communicate with friends and family around the world! WhatsApp is a great way to message and talk to your friends and and family virtually! It has satisfied me 100%! I extremely suggest it. One feature that I’m in love with is, the status feature, it allows you to post videos,gifs,pictures about you and what your doing today, and plus to keep it safe, only your contacts or the people you chose can view it!! WhatsApp is amazing! My friends and I enjoy it very much!! It keeps me in touch with everyone! 😊! I 100% recommend anyone to use WhatsApp, it’s completely safe and free!! 🤩🤩
Sincerely, Kira Robinson
Arman_s23 - Love Everything except...
WhatsApp is an amazing chatting app that conveniently connects you to a broad chat base of your family & loved ones, friends and acquaintances alike at a quick setup without having to generate unique ways to connect with each other. It has a plethora of other cool features like ability to make voice and video calls etc. and now even make payments to each other for a dinner you shared but did not pay for... BUT all this power without the possibility to lock the app or have a password access is a waste of opportunity to complete the offering by WhatsApp. I really feel THEY ARE RATHER LATE. PASSWORD PROTECT OPTION at starting the app window IS MISSING AND should have been there like yesterday ... it’s a simple feature addition but gives many people the safety they want to protect their communication and today communication is everything!
Kim Namjoon_Kim Hyemi - Not opening a chat
So me and my friend were talking and I put too much emojis I didn’t even get to send I kept copying and pasting u until it makes a long paragraph because I wanted to try something but it just lagged and then I left WhatsApp and went back onto it and clicked on the friend I was texting but it didn’t open. Every time I click onto our chat, it doesn’t open it just lags on her name then I need to get off WhatsApp and on again I also turned off my phone and opened it again and still the same problem. I could open other peoples chat but not me and hers. It does let me go onto her contact info when I long click on her name but when I tried to get back onto our chat it wouldn’t work I even tried to do the chat search and it wouldn’t work. What would only work is the media,links and docs and the starred messages so please try to help me out with getting back onto our chat.❤️
Thediamondmaster11mlg - I have a huge problem with this app
Ok whatsapp why are so you put exit when you have no space literally what if yo have no service I literally had no service and then your like oh no space exit what if someone has a problem and needs my help then I fixed that problem and deleted photos but then I noticed when I clicked on camera or mic it says to go to setting to enable it and I never unable it and then it takes me to the setting where it says WhatsApp and it says nothing to enable a camera I search it up and it says to go to some photo thing so I can turn it on WhatsApp the photos and mic and it shows nothing all it shows is apps that have requested to access to you will appear hear please fix this I did nothing to WhatsApp I like it but this is frustrating
dordor.a - Needs 1 change
I love this app, but 1 thing I wish they would change is their notification system/inability to get calls when I’m on another cal. Sometimes I’ll be on a phone call from my actual phone, and then when I get off the phone an hour later, and if someone from WhatsApp is trying to call me, it’ll say “Missed Video call from____”. To me, it’s annoying how if I’m automatically on a phone call, the WhatsApp video call won’t go through period. WhatsApp should let the video call go through, so even while I’m on my phone during another phone call, and I see someone calling me, I can answer the other. Sometimes it’s important and I need to answer because it’s family from another country, but I never can because WhatsApp automatically tells them I’m on another call, but doesn’t notify me. Fix it. Please. It works with audio calls, why not do this for video calls too?
NBL830311 - Privacy concern
WhatsApp is one of the best messengers, the fastest and most efficient, but I have a problem.
I can not stop showing a call made through the application in the search history (spotligth) of the iphone. it doesn't matter from where you delete the call, not even deleting the contact at all from the iPhone, It always appears the last time you called that contact in the spotlight search if you call it with WhatsApp.
This phenomenon does not happen with the native application of iPhone calls, deleting them from the history deletes them from everywhere and there is no trace of it in the spotlight search. This little detail does not happen with WhatsApp. I have had personal problems because of it, I hope you know what Iam talking about and solve this. Regards.
sherper87 - Update
I have been using WhatsApp for few years now ! Love it ! Yet I have a major issue with this STATUS thing there are some statuses that I’m not interested at all in seeing ( irrelevant , boring etc ) but the friends posting them I actually like them and there is not a tool to be able to remove the status and not being able to see it at all ! Now you can mute them but does not block their statuses at all you keep seeing the freaking status even being mute ! Can you developers make an update where the statuses can be block for certain people without having to block completely the person from WhatsApp please? That would be awesome ! Since muting the status does nothing you still be able to see the status !
Tech search - Stickers, media, links, doc & roll adjustments
I’ve been using the WhatsApp since a long time ago, I still believe that the are a lots of things need more improvements, when you chat you can’t go back to the point you need, you should scroll and sometimes it crash & all your efforts will fade away, this should have an option that makes go back to the event you want or by choosing a photo from your media or a scroll option on your chat page.
After saving you personal stickers from other apps on you favorites you cannot save them in categories that you want or create, this also needs some modifications so you can save them in your own categories that make you act faster & easier.
Hope we can see these options when the updates come
Regards to the team & their efforts.
Disney_lob - Best app ever but...
I use it 24/7, it is amazing, works pretty well. I only have one request, please let us be able to disable the camera sound from settings. Just like you can disable the sound it makes when it takes a picture in apps like Snapchat. The only way of getting rid of the noice made by the camera is by turning your ringer off. I use the camera a lot so after a while the sound becomes annoying, leaving me no other choice but to turn my ringer off. Problem is I need the ringer on and it has already happened to me that I miss several important calls or can’t locate my phone when calling because I forget to turn it back on.
It would be lifesaving if you could do that please, I don’t think it’s something complicated. It’s a rather simple request. Other from that, great app
Misteriousguy - Bad chat backup system
I’ve been using WhatsApp for a number of years now, lately I’ve been having a lot of issues with chat backups, I have them set to backup weekly, but I find myself having to go back in and press the backup now button because it tells me that a connection error occurred and it couldn’t do the backup, now I’ve lost everything, all my chats, pictures, everything all because the stupid backup wouldn’t load fully, it got stuck at around 36mb out of 900, now I know it’s a lot of data but I haven’t had a problem before with large amounts of data backups, I gave it about two or three days to sort itself out, well it didn’t, I had to erase and redownload the app and when I signed back it, it said that I didn’t have any backups, and now I’ve lost everything I had, I am very upset and will consider a different app if this isn’t fixed
Teagan Bauer - Complaining
PLEASE READ I NEED TO KNOW IF THOS IS JUST ON MY PHONE..... So I really love the app, there’s nothing really wrong with it except that, well, idk if it’s just a bug in my phone or if it was the recent update... but when I enter the app it takes a looong time to actually be able to enter the app. Let me explain... when I enter the it’s just few miliseconds till the app randomly kicks me out, and the worst part is that it’s not only once, at least TEN TIMES till I can actually use this app. Sometimes I even have to turn off my phone just to send a message. Since I’m from another country I don’t use the message app, so WhatsApp is the only way to fast communicate with someone. Some people I know also have the same problem so I don’t think it’s just my phone. Please let me know if this is a bug on my phone or it was a problem with the update.
gjackelin - They don’t value YOUR privacy.
Whatsapp new private policy is basically sharing all your info to facebook, it wouldn’t be shocking that they were doing it all along without telling us. Money hungry corporations want to sell our information and not value our privacy. That’s why Telegram and Signal has received record numbers of new daily users, we’re all witnessing the death of Whatsapp and the birth of a new messaging app that actually values our privacy.
Since Facebook has bought Whatsapp, Whatsapp has been a app of full controversy but also a app that is lagging behind new innovation, WiFi Calls are laggy even though your WIFI is strong, and fiber internet. Even though your on a 5G+ Coverage and Whatsapp WiFi calling still lags and disconnects.
Whatsapp needs new updates and new innovation and improve their service and most importantly improve their “encrypted” connection and if they care, our privacy. They won’t do any of it, just move to Telegram or Signal, and these apps are GREAT.
Ao1311:)$ - Very very good
I never ever write reviews because who has time for them. But I've started to use WhatsApp a few months ago to talk to family and friends in a different country and it's amazing. In fact almost all of my friends (high school) and cousins and older family members use WhatsApp to talk to one another. It's free and there is no dumb "well the app is free but you have to pay for extra stuff" it's COMPLETELY FREE. I'm able to see when the text delivered, when the other person saw it and if it's a voice message then when they listened to it. You can also replay voice messages. You can also do stories on it like snapchat which is kinda cool. Over all it's really great, it doesn't have glitches and it isn't slow. I 100% would recommend
TanyaB. MN - Traveling Abroad
Our 17 yr old daughter is in Costa Rica right now, traveling w/a group of other high schoolers for a 10 day trip & ‘Whats App’ has kept us in contact(w/Wi Fi of course)so we don’t have to pay outrageous phone fees. The first night we had a little problem trying to talk on a call; kept cutting us off + there was a delay. So then we tried a video call but we only got to ‘see’ her for a few min before the video went black(we could still talk, but apparently the Wi Fi was weak).
•WE JUST got off of a phone call w/her and for the most part there was no problems, but towards the end our call(about 12min), it was breaking up.
I would refer the APP to anyone who’s planning on traveling(especially w/kids or teens) so your phone bill doesn’t get jacked up!
DIGBYS XPAND - Whatsapp is always improving and getting better
Whatsapp is a great tools for friends, family and businesses.
The continuous improvement of the apps is great too as well.
So many new features added and so on.
Nevertheless there are other great things that are being taken a way from the apps that need to be reconsidered for great and greater experiences.
Not sure if it’s a bug that would be fixed or deliberately done.
Few things I noticed are;
1) The inability to fast forward or rewind voice messages.
This is very handy function as sometimes we just need to quickly get a point from a voice message we have previously listens to and so on.
2) When viewing status that has audio we have the ability to increase the audio by using our phone volume keys and able to set it to the desire volume. But now it’s volume is static once you push the button at the start of the status it added audio that can neither been increased nor decreased.
Please try to look into this as it’s embarrassing having your phone on highest volume in public places and be unable to adjust it.
Am using an iPhone 8 Plus incase these issues are only on certain devices.
XLXLXLZZZ - I keep getting kicked out.
I didn’t doTouch the stars above so if says if it says five that was already there.I love the service up until now I’m not sure what’s going on.
What time I click on WhatsApp it just disappears. I came to the App Store to see if I need an update but it just says open and when I click on it is gone!Poof!. I wonder if I was being canceled like Facebook,Twitter and other social media companies cancel people who disagree with. Their view point. It happened for a while until one time I was able to get on there and write a message to let a family know what was going on and then it happened again.I surely hope that what’s up I have not joined the other social media companies who are the side to control free speech.
NomDePlumed - Horrible design flaw
WhatsApp has a ridiculous design flaw that needs to be changed immediately. The "Autodownload photos/videos" feature on the iPhone has a severely annoying feature in group chats. While I want things downloaded, I DO NOT WANT THEM ADDED TO MY PHOTO LIBRARY. The reason why is that I was in a large public group, and a spammer joined an started posting porn. This was auto-downloaded, added to my photo library, and then auto-transferred to another photo library. As a result, a spammer ended up adding a bunch of porn to my photo library, which was then uploaded to a second backup, and almost ended up with it uploaded to social media. I had to spend hours clearing multiple libraries of this crap, and I still cannot be 100% sure I got everything.
To be clear, I want to be able to see images that the group posts, and I want to be able to download and add them AT WILL. But the automatic addition to my photo library is an insanely stupid feature I never would want.
lilybird1992 - Starting to hate this
Hey whatsapp it is very important that you guys check out what is going on with this app because recently I’ve been having trouble getting notifications on WhatsApp even calls I can’t even get them when they call me I am getting very tired and I want this issue resolved I just want to let you guys know that when my phone turns off or when the light goes off on the screen and if someone tries to text me or call me does my phone does not ring and I do not receive a notification..... so when I turn on my phone with the home button I really can see the notifications pop up one by one each phone call that I missed pops up as well so what is going on can you please fix this issue please thank you.
CR777777777777 - Notification Preview Update
Hello, I’ve been using WhatsApp for years and it’s great as we all know it, but just today I don’t like the way a message notification appears since I turned off my ‘show preview’. It will usually show the contact name who sent me a message without knowing what he or she sent to me about, but right now I’m having an issue where the notification only shows ‘message’ and it doesn’t tell who sent me a message and of course I don’t know what’s in the message since I turned off the preview from my settings, but I really don’t like what’s going on, if this is an update, please I’m really hoping WhatsApp could do something to make it like what was it before, thank you, I would really appreciate if anything is done.
BLACKCAR PICTURES - Great reliable, secure app! Only ONE gripe...
I absolutely love just about everything about your WhatsApp app… And I use it all the time to communicate with my two world traveler daughters (and my son) who are literally spread out around the world.
I only have one single gripe with WhatsApp, and it is the ONLY reason that I am rating it four stars instead of five. I do not understand why, (with all of the resources available to the developers of an app like this that is so popular), you do NOT have an iPad version of this app available!
Everyone in our family who has an iPhone also has an iPad (and there are many), to allow them to see and manage all of our photos and videos in the larger display format. I do not believe that we are particularly unique out there… Please, get the Apple SDK for iPad, and do the work for Pete’s sake!
Nessa B77 - Looooooooooooove it!!!!
I absolutely love WhatsApp. I’ve been using it for a little bit over 2 years but have known about it for a little longer than that. I first started using it when me and my brother travelled over sees for the first time and wanted to keep in contact with our family back home everyday so they would know we were ok. I immediately fell in love. I love the fact that you can text, call(both voice calls and video chats) and send pictures for free (regardless of where you are in the world), which saves you a lot of money. One of the things I like the most is that you can send a lot of pictures at a time, whereas you have a limit with regular text messages. I will definitely be using WhatsApp for a LONG time😊
ZirconX - App not allowing chats with new numbers
I have not given Whats App permission to access to my contacts. Thus the process of initiating a new chat involves typing out the telephone number of the messaging partner. However, recently, no new chats can be initiated as What’s App keeps giving an error message, after entering the messaging partners number, “number is not on what’s app”- when it clearly IS registered. Tried this on more than one device where I‘m using what’s app (and no contact access granted). I cannot help wondering if this is some sly manner to force users who haven’t granted the app access to contacts, to force them to do so? As I have no plans to grant the App access, if it’s not resolved I’ll be uninstalling the app. Signal is a superior product I’ve been using (from the days of Text Secure!) in any case, just the user base of WA is larger- for the moment anyway. WA- it would be advisable to address this matter, your privacy issues are hard to bat away but this is a total deal breaker.
Jpaulg1 / Jerome - Status features up dates
I would love to see WhatsApp up status features options , Now once you and another person have each other number saved we can view each other status which is nice but I think it would be a good idea to have a open status where people can view your updates without having your phone number . Keep the old status option but also add a new option where people can follow you like instagram . ( Overall WhatsApp is great ,it allows billions of people to communicate with their family far in different countries by video or voice without paying for unnecessary long distance phone plan and phone card ) WhatsApp is the best but there’s room to improve
RallyNY - Unexpectedly Easy, Love the Encrytion
My title pretty much says it all. I hold out on downloading this for a long time because I had for some reason imagined it would be really complicated. It simply could not have been easier to figure out. There is nothing to figure out. It is simple and intuitive. And I am thrilled with the announcement that all messages are now encrypted. And free international calling? I had no idea that was a feature. I wish I had known this when I travel to Europe it would have a lemonade it the whole saga of getting international Sim card and figuring out how to connect etcetera. Also, now I will never again have to glitchy Skype with my cousins in Colombia! Highly recommend this app. I guess I did have more to say than the title.
First boomer - OOPS! Sorry
I was scrolling down the pages in the app and my finger accidentally landed on the stars button for rating What’sApp as I scrolled the page. There’s no way to undo. I rthink I saw one star flash, but it shows three stars, which is at least better, but not enough for What’sApp which does sooo much. Imagine an app that performs so many tasks, avoids so many charges. is not laborious to use, AND is FREE!!!
I’ve had other opportunities to rate and have given it 4 stars. That’s the most stars I give unless the app solves an intractable problem, is the only one, or first/best one to do so, and is perfect. Don’t want to dilute the 5 to preserve its value. When I’ve used more of What’sApp I may rate it a 5. It’s close.
So if you’re wondering who is the dummy who rated What’sApp an odd 3, it’s me. Sorry.
MCLock #3020 - My first time using your Application.
Of course my daughter had to put the application on my iPhone she’s 22yrs. I’m BC ( before Christ )for technology, just not my thing. So my phone rang with the strange ringtone and I push the button and there appears my son, Who I haven’t seen for a year because he’s deployed in Europe in the Army. We had a lot of catching up to do with his career and what I was doing because I’m retired, While we were talking it was just amazing to me to think that he’s halfway around the planet and I’m talking to him live on my iPhone, which was just freaking bloody unbelievable. So I guess technology does have its place, thank you guys for being out there and connecting families all over the world. Sincerely Michael C Lock Retired MPD #3020,Idaho.
topraman101 - It’s a good app but here is how it can be IMPROVED
WhatsApp is a great way for me to keep in touch with my family and friends from around the world. For me, WhatsApp is the go-to app to text my cousins and uncle and aunt in India. The only thing WhatsApp lacks is a WhatsApp iPad app. Other apps like GroupMe have an iPad app. I want to see a WhatsApp iPad app soon. I know that the iPad doesn’t have specific features required for the iPad but there should be a way to have WhatsApp on iPad. I have tried to email the support team about this issue but I got no response! If a WhatsApp iPad app is out of the question, at least optimize WhatsApp for iPad! If there is no WhatsApp iPad app, I may have to delete my account. I would have given it five stars but insisted I have the app a four star rating because of a lack of an iPad app for WhatsApp.
Adriana04 - Great app but could use improvement
I love how this app connects people all over the world for free. Whenever I travel and meet people, we can easily talk on whatsapp. I can call and video chat which is great but uses a lot of data. I don’t like that whatsapp compresses videos and photos so they become lower quality. Sometimes the audio in the videos is lost or lagging. Also I wish they would move the call options behind the screen somewhere. It’s just too easy to accidentally call someone which happens to me all the time when all I wanna do is see the profile information or check the picture or even when I just scroll through the messages. Or at least they could add an extra step and ask us if we are sure we want to call someone before it dials.
rachel_kaylen - Great, but missing one key component
I have been using WhatsApp for years and have never had any issues with it. I’ve really enjoyed the single chat and group chat options, and I appreciate that you can stop a message midway and start listening again where you left off rather than having to always start from the beginning. HOWEVER, I recently purchased an Apple Watch Series 3, and was highly disappointed when I learned that I cannot receive or reply to my WhatsApp messages through it. I use WhatsApp more than any other messaging service, so the fact that they don’t provide an app for the Apple Watch is highly disappointing. I really hope this is something they will reconsider and make changes to quickly. The world is quickly advancing in technology and will only keep moving forward - WhatsApp needs to keep up!
jusy🤟456 - WhatsApps 1 problem
WhatsApp is a really awesome and fun app my best friend made me download and I had known about WhatsApp for a while before I got it but for some reason I didn’t really get the point. But now I’m so happy I got WhatsApp! I can send video messages and cute stickers to my bffs and to anyone anywhere around the world for FREE! And it doesn’t need as much as reception. Another thing I enjoy about WhatsApp is that I can finally do group face times!!! And since I have an iPhone 6 it doesn’t work on FaceTime, by that I mean whenever I try group face time it never shows any faces so I need WhatsApp. And with all that being said I can probably say this, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO MAKE A GROUP CHAT!!! It’s super annoying because I try making group chats and it disappears!!! SO VERY ANNOYING! But that’s the only complaint I have so ya!
Edniredo - Text font options and dark mode and other fixes
Great app, been using it over the generations from the s40s. But it would be nice to be able to text permanently in italics or bold ; please give us the ability to have that preference as the italics or bold options are more visually appealing for some of us , also please give us a dark mode; the all white is great but it’s messing the eye up low light conditions, it’d be a big upgrade to get a dark mode. Also video quality on WhatsApp statuses are a mess especially when you have poor internet some low data mode option should be able to load snaps seamlessly at a particular speed. Thanks and I’d be hoping to find some of the fixes in the next update. 😝
Jolly jolly mee - Problems with customer service.
They want the app to be a “safe space” but I have one user I’ve been having problems with. I want to report said user but I want to talk with a representative from the app first to talk about my options before I outright report. I’ve so far attempted to email them but I have gotten what seems to be auto responses. Customer service... not user friendly. It’s a good app if you don’t run in to problems and make an informed decision about reporting someone. I’d really like to call someone and see their take instead of having to use email.
Also that they can’t restore messages for you is really annoying when the messages you lost depict criminal seeming behavior you would want to report to law enforcement but don’t have because you lost them. I would want to speak with a representative to see if they can restore lost messages for investigative purposes.
mudkipzRkewl - Great App!
My brother is doing an internship abroad and it would cost an arm and a leg to communicate with international data with where he is. This app makes it so much easier for me to communicate with him! The app does an excellent job providing text, call, and video call options. I mostly use the texting, and it’s awesome because it’s encrypted between you and the other person so no third-parties can have access to it. Another note is that my dad doesn’t have any social media and this app has made it so he can talk to my brother without having to use someone else’s social media or using my mom’s, mine, or my little brother’s phone to contact him. All around great app, and I haven’t had any issues with it.
SimpleComplex24 - Great Avenue for Communicating
Due to relocation outside of the US, this app has been my “go to” and main source of communicating with family and friends. I have tried other apps similar such as Skype, however his app by far is the best in regards to quality and reliability. I rarely have issues with calls and video chats dropping and the messaging is superb. The picture quality while using video is very clear and although my family and I are thousands of miles away, with the use of this app we are still able to feel a sense of home. If you’re considering this app, I say give it a try, just make sure the ppl who you are trying to stay in contact with have the app as well and you’re good to go!
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navjotsaini - Need to be add very important feature
Hii, WhatsApp i want to suggest that please add a new feature to check a particular date chat in this feature we can check any information from our chat which i had before a month. In the absence of this feature sometimes we want a information which we have shared via chat with someone or we want it immediately but it takes too much time to find. So, it will be easy to find if just open a particular chat and search a particular date and get all within a min. I am looking forward for this update.
AussieStarWarsFan77 - Mac and iPad Video Support!
I like this app but wish you could use it on a desktop and an iPad which you can use it but you can’t make video calls or voice calls on either devices!
If I knew how to create an app like this I’d definitely would’ve made it so it could work on everything where you can make video and voice calls on iPhone, iPad, Macs. Because who likes seeing their friends on a bigger screen instead of just on an iPhone!
If your users had this added feature then you’d probably get more people using it! I understand the portability of using it on an iPhone because you can be anywhere and it’s convenient but lots of people also like using their iPad and Mac too!
Besides I think video calls look better on a bigger screen! And you can fit more people into the call as well where as with an iPhone you need to hand it to the other person but on an iPad or a Mac you can all be standing or sitting in front of the camera!
Plus it’s nearly the end of 2020 not 1999 so lots of apps like this allowed video calls on everything now not just a phone!
So please add this feature to iPad and Mac desktop versions as it would make the app so much more useable!
Izz01 - Great app but international?
I have done a bit of research on whether whatsapp is free internationally.
I am still too unsure that i won’t be charged, and i find the app’s description to be very inconclusive.
It says INTERNATIONAL CALLS AND TEXTING FREE but it has the * symbol.
Then you scroll down and it says
*Data charges may apply.
What the hell does that even mean? I’m tired of searching for the true answer and I don’t want to take the chance and lose money. There is no conclusive answer anywhere.
I would like to be able to move past instagram dms and talk to my friend internationally using my mobile data, because using my mobile data to go on instagram takes up a lot more data than going on whatsapp.
Please can you give me a straight answer?? I would really like to contact my friend more often.
Thank you very much,
(note: this app has been very good for all my other friends who live in australia and my city, especially contacting those who have androids, or just catching up with old school friends in a group chat. I love using whatsapp I would just like to know about the international thing.)
your local crackhead - Great app! Available on more devices please?
WhatsApp is honestly one of my favorite ways to text my friends and there’s very few bugs. It’s a great quality app and I’ve had it for about 3 months now and I haven’t had any problems that weren’t fixed by an update. The only downside is that I recently broke my phone and can’t see the screen at all but I don’t have the money for a new phone just yet, it would honestly be great if it was possible to have WhatsApp expand to iPad and iPod just to make it easier for people that can’t get it because they don’t have a phone or their phones are currently broken. Please expand this to more devices. Thx
appview234 - Great app. Needs more archiving options.
I love this app to keep in contact with overseas friend and family. It would be great to be able to permanently archive an active group chat. Turning off notifications and muting the chat helps as long as you’re not actually using the app. However if you’re using it the number of messages still appears next to the chat and the chat always stays at the top of your list. The only other way to not see the chat is to leave the group which can be awkward. Please make this a feature in the next version. And also a way to organise chats under different categories/tabs would be awesome.
ミニpouce - Enable Poll Function and Deletable Unread Message
Thank you WhatsApp! It has been such a great tool for communication so far, I thought that it would be great if a poll function can also be integrated in the group chat — especially useful when trying to organise event etc so people can quickly choose the dates etc... or the going or not going rsvp function like we have in Facebook messenger?
Also is it possible to have unread messages to be deletable forever for all recipients? It seems that it is currently only deletable within certain minutes after its being sent?
@Traffic Run - Fantastic and would recommend!
Wow! I was honestly very surprised when I got this app that it was going to be this useful and fantastic! I would never not recommend this app to all of you! This app is great for these times especially because you can still talk to friends and family! CoronaVirus is terrible so talking to your friends on This is great! Would recommend to everyone! I would say 7+ for this app! If your parents are worried about this app for you then show them this comment! This app is great for all ages! Recommend by...
Tkh34702D - Vert
6 Aug 2018. Love the app, but have found that Siri does not work with this app. When asking Siri to send a message to a contact using WhatsApp the reply is always the same “ mmmm couldn’t find Pat or John or whoever in your WhatsApp contacts” It doesn’t matter which contact name I choose it’s always the same reply. I have checked all my settings, given WhatsApp access to my contacts but still Siri, comes back with the same response.
I thought at first it might be my phone (iPhone 6) but after trying it on my friends phone (iPhone 6) same thing Siri could not send a message or ring a contact using WhatsApp on her phone. On her phone the response was the same.
I have tried different ways of asking Siri the question.
1. Using WhatsApp ring Pat.
2. Ring John using WhatsApp
3. Dial John using WhatsApp
4. Using WhatsApp dial Steve
5. Using WhatsApp call Steve.
6. Call Home using WhatsApp
But I get the same answer
“Sorry WhatsApp couldn’t find John in your contacts who would you like to call?” 😪
Raymondgram - Needs an Apple Watch app!
Calls through WhatsApp do not work on Apple Watch. I cannot tell who is calling me which forces me to take my phone out of my pocket to see who is calling. When my phone is on silent this can be rather annoying as I may miss the call entirely. Even Facebook Messenger has the same problem even though it has an Apple Watch app! This could probably be solved by sending a simple notification to the Notification centre when phone calls are being received. If possible, a Garmin-watch-like system would be nice with options to decline or answer calls. I’m not sure if that’s possible with Apple’s SDK but I’d at least like to see simple notifications.
genevievedee - Great but room for improvement
I use Whatsapp all the time to communicate with family and friends around the world. It’s incredibly convenient and simple and for the most part, has been an absolute pleasure to use.
With the latest IOS 11 update however, I’ve noticed the app has become a lot more laggy - particularly when I’m typing a message and I switch to and from the emoji keyboard. The app will often freeze for 15-20 seconds as soon as I have switched from one or the other which I am finding terribly annoying.
I would also love if we were able to use Whatsapp on a computer without it needing to be synced to your phone in order to function. Other messaging apps (iMessage, Facebook Messenger, LINE, Kakaotalk) allow this - what’s up, Whatsapp?
Otherwise a great app. A couple of minor improvements could be made but it is useful nonetheless. Probably my most-used app!
platinumbeach - Save your excuses
nidgereedo - Auto Chat Backup Not Working
1. Chat backup used to happen daily when plugged in and connected to wifi. Since the last major release, this has stopped working. Only manual updates work.
2. Add more notification management
Please add a way to suppress/silent subsequent messages from the same person/group within a short period. People tend to send messages as they type these days, rather than write a massive paragraph and send at the end. Would be good to have the option to only push notify once every 30 seconds perhaps from the same sender.
Holiday mad - Great for home and International
Works off your phones data plan if you don’t hook to wifi. Data rates will apply as per your phone plan so if you use up your data you will be be charged. When you go international always make sure there is available free wifi and hook to it prior to using Whatsapp, that way you won’t use up your data plan (which happens really quick when outside your own country) and there won’t be any charges. It’s the only app I use when I travel.
Tarzz-555 - Great for overseas however....
This app is brilliant for overseas travelling and holidays, or just to message friends and family in other countries, as it doesn't need the use of mobile data, only wifi. This could be even better if it didn't need wifi because you could use it out and about. And with a multiple photo selection because one at a time is very hard for large amounts. Overall it is great. I am using it to message family while I am away in another country. I have wifi and it uses no mobile data unless you choose :))
thlanabatu - It needs to have iPad cross platform
I love this app, I didn’t use it a while ago but I really think it’s great. I recommended it to a friend and she got it to and also like it. But I only have one problem it doesn’t allow iPads to get the app. Now I have a phone but at the moment I want to be able to use my iPad which for starters has a much bigger screen and allows for more movement. Even when u tried to use an airdrop to try to get it on my iPad it didn’t work. I think getting it on iPad would be great and then my other friends can also get it cause most of them use iPads
1234567891012131415161819 - Great app!
I think the app is great, but when I look at the messages it has grey and blue ticks, 2 grey ticks means that it has been delivered and 2 blue ticks means that it has been read. The only thing I think they should improve the app is to make as many blue ticks there is as people. Eg. if I have a group chat of 8 but only 5 people have read my text then it should have 5 blue ticks, but if all of the people in my group chat have read it they should make it one tick but another colour like red or something so I know that everyone has read it. But other then that I think this app is Awesome
نوف الربيعي•* - Love it but please add this feature
I really love this app to the extent that I can’t imagine living without it because it’s where I can contact all my friends and relatives who use it very easily! Thank you very much
However I’m frustrated that I can’t send videos of large sizes. It’s really frustrating to like a video and benefit from it and then you can’t share it with your lived ones just because of the size limit. So if you could fix that that would be VERY appreciated :)! Thanks again for the lovely app!
Jplyz - Thank the Nerds!!
Finally an app that does exactly as it says. Its got very good support. Picture is usually very clear and if your network is good then the app performs brilliantly. Its sound is crystal clear. Its only drawback is it doesnt have pictures to choose from in app so your constantly having to go to your own saved stuff, or use gif apps. All in all well worth downloading now, what are you waiting for you already have the written invitation. Its the only communications app you will ever need.
irenekusum - What’s app - My Favourite Technology for Communication!
WhatsApp is one tool that I’ve been using for the past many years to communicate and keep in touch with my family,relatives and friends especially with my children who live outside our country.
I appreciate all the hard work and efforts to add new features and make it more user friendly. I’m very grateful for keeping it as a free app.
Wishing you the very best! May you make many, many more happy in this hitec world!
Dominicas - Data sharing with face book without the option to turn off
Not secure. So your sending my data to Facebook and I can’t turn it off? Really? If you were honest about your data gouging you wouldn’t have to spend so much on PR damage control. If I’m wrong please advise how I can “opt out” of you stealing and selling my personal information and also please advise how I can get you to delete the data that your sharing? I’d say thank you but this is just another vile privacy violation. Stop selling my personal information and give me the option to stop “sharing” fun fact when someone is sharing personal information without knowledge or consent of the “customer” it’s actually stealing.
fayaz_mohd - Latest update malfunction
First of all, would like to say great app, brings the family and friends closer. I am really enjoying this app and thankful for that. But after latest update, my app won’t show any notifications and I won’t know any messages or call until I open the app. I tried changing the notifications settings and reverting back to default, yet there is no change. If you could please find me a solution, I would highly appreciate it. Thanks.
c.mavris - Great but...
Great app but I hate how when I go into the app because someone has messaged me - wether I click on the message or not it would the little 1 that says I have 1 new message disappears. If I forget to open the message - because the one disappears I forget and don’t open the message. I had a message from 3 months ago. I opened the app to do something g unrelated to the message. But because I OPENED the app NOT the message itself- the little notification disappeared. I didn’t remember till recently that I had this message. Please fix this-
Gigi_rocks18 - Great app
I’ve been using WhatsApp for about a year now and I absolutely love it. It’s great with you’re overseas because I went to the US last year and it was great to text me friends from the other side of the world. I love the multiple FaceTime feature and the status one. I really hope you could make the background options better but I don’t mind as I use my own. I love WhatsApp and before I used Viber which was similar but WhatsApp honestly is better!
Bob@aus - Another way to steal the information
I was in remote area and was off from Facebook and what’s app for 15 days as soon as return from trip I called my wife and talked about a Red Camera hire , I never search about renting this item on internet just had a phone discussion on whatsapp , as soon as i hung up and opens Facebook after 15 days I start getting sponsored post about renting Red camera in my local area , I was shocked. Then I made another call on whatsapp to my friend and talked about completely different item , and guess what got the same items advertisements on fb. So they are legally or illegally hearing your so called encrypted conversations and selling your data. Bunch of thugs
teacher&student - Excellent app for communication
All the features are perfect. One kind request. We need an option where it will enable the admin in a whatsapp group to block a particular troubling contact number.
Incident: few teachers have created a group to share the educational details the link was shared publicly. One unknown person joins using that link and keeps on sharing bad irritating information and links. But no one is able to block that contact including the admin. If there is a option to sort this it will be great. Thanks ☺️☺️☺️
Tom5755444 - Excellent app but...
Secure, calls, video calls, txt and group txt.
Excellent for international use as only a WiFi connection is required.
My only complaint is call and video calls connect too quickly. If you accidentally tap on someone’s name there is no time to disconnect the call and they will receive a missed call. It would be better it was like the iPhones where connection took place after a second or so to give you time to disconnect.
TAMIZHANDA - Missing 3D Touch Features
I love what’s app since I started using it, user interface completed changed to whole new level with 3D Touch gestures in iPhones like 6S,7,8,X,XS. Unfortunately I updated my iPhone to 11 Pro Max which doesn’t have the 3D Touch, but still Apple provided with an alternate way to interact calling it as “Haptic touch”. I hope in the next update version of what’s app you may use the feature and bring peak and pop to life.
Ebsweets - Love it!
It’s like being able to hold a private ongoing meeting with people of my choice and keep notes, documents, photos and shared links all in one place! I absolutely love it!
However I’d really like a companion of this app to use on my iPad. Your copy cats seem to be ruining your reputation by really screwing up the privacy and putting in ads that run up fees. Why not kick them to the curb and make an app for iPad so my kids can talk to their gramma without using my phone. That would be the bomb around here. Then 5 stars 😁
alexonline888 - Keeps CRASHING
WhatsApp decides it likes to crash. If you keep opening it a few times, during which it usually crashes back to the home screen almost immediately, you can get it stable again for a while, but if you switch to another app and come back, the instability is back, too.
The only way to fix this is to restart your phone, which is annoying. The fact WhatsApp comes from Facebook, you’d think software quality would be top notch, but because WhatsApp works for a while and then exhibits the crashing that I’ve seen people online complain about for years, this is the worst and most unreliable app I’ve used.
Thank goodness I can use WhatsApp on my Mac or iPad, because the phone version exhibits instability that must be a focus for the developers to fix urgently! Please fix ASAP, I’m not the only person experiencing this as can be ascertained by a simple google search.
I’m using an iPhone 11 Pro Max so am on the latest hardware and iOS 13.4.
Fatima ibrahim - I have a suggestion
I've always hated and feared chaining my phone or restoring it or accidentally deleting WhatsApp because then I would loose all my data (Been there done that and it's painful)and I know A lot of ppl struggling like I do
So I would love it if the data gets saved on the app giving the phone number just like telegram
Don't know how they've done it but it's probably the only feature that makes it better than WhatsApp
Other than that nothing can compete with this app absolutely love it
mimz.j - A solution to a common problem!
I would recommend a solution to a very common problem that is facing a lot of whatsapp users. The problem is hence we are members of lots of groups, the single chats disappear down under and we dont see it easily hence the groups are active and keeps popping up first. My recommendations is to make a separate icon for groups chats and keep the single chats separate like how u separate calls from chats plz. That would definitely help since we can not pin lots of chats up. Thanks,
genius observer - Most unfriendly in this kind.
I never understood why so many people use this incredibly stupid app in the worldwide! The stupid as showing the phone number in most significant part in the entire app! Do I suppose to remember everyone’s phone number? The states of internet can’t let customers let feedback, lead me miss many messages. Login options is poor, never supposed to use it overseas with a new device. And if you lost your phone number accessional, than that it, you’d never expect your information and contact back. Literal every other apps in chat is better than this! WhatsApp? What a ***** App!
Plz! Everyone! Save the world! Start from delete this app from ME! And YOU!
𝔸𝕖𝕤𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕥𝕚𝕔𝕊𝕚𝕤 シ - Amazing!
So when l came back to school, l had just gotten a phone. I really needed something other that the normal messages app on all iPhones and WeChat. So after a few days, my friend introduced me to WhatsApp. It’s really easy to use and l like how you can change the background- .
If you need a app besides Messages or any default massaging system on your phone, l really recommend WhatsApp as it is convenient, good quality and just great for everyone’s use!
Moffat16 - Saved at Ben Gurion
A friend recommended the App to me while I was overseas. It saved the day on 2 occasions when Telstra let me down. I needed to urgently confirm a travel detail in Malta. Within a short time I was speaking to my agent who sorted it immediately.
Soon after that I found myself stranded at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. I was able to contact the tour leader who happened to be Jane Hutcheon who notified our guide. He retraced my steps within the airport and soon found me! Was I glad to see him!
sydney michael - Best App
I have only been introduced to this app by my first daughter who was travelling overseas and using this app, I am talking to her on a daily basis without having to spend any money on my international phone bills.... I still remember my old days when we used to make a very short quick international calls to say “hello” and hang up as the overseas calls were really really expensive in 70s and 80s. Amazing and what a wonderful app this is. From Sydney Australia. Michael.
wsuconradie - Willem Conradie
I have lived here in Australia for the past 3 years and all my family and friends are back in South Africa, whom I stay in contact with via whatsapp. The data they refer to is basically like the usage for any multimedia like watching videos or listening to music, but very very little. No charges for calls or texts. And if in WiFi area u don't even use any data on your phone. I don't have a contract, I'm on Optus prepaid. This app is GREAT.
aussieforgood - Disable the call feature
Would be nice if they would implement an option to disable making and receiving calls. Some countries don’t allow you to make and receive calls so when you get a call your phone rings but when you answer it disconnects. It’s really annoying to get what you think is a phone call only to realise it’s what’s app. You should be able to disable calls whenever you don’t want to receive any. You could also move the call icon somewhere where you don’t always accidentally call the person you’re chatting to like in a hidden menu.
Abzkebabbz - 2phones 1 whatsapp number
Awesome app but lately getting annoyed. I have 2 phones, work and home n have downloaded whatsapp on both. However I can't use the other app because as soon as i put my number in it takes it of the other phone. Would be easier to use the same number for both whatsapps. Don't want to use my work number for this. Please allow for this. Would make life easier n much more enjoyable to use. Thanks
Aksbhavsar52 - Desktop to phone sync
Please do fix the issue where even my phone is connected to the internet all the time
But still my Mac whatsapp says “not connected to internet”
Upto I understand it’s the phone which is not syncing in the background (yes, my setting for background refresh is on only) and I have to open it to get it connected and let it sync
Rest as you all know we love whatsapp
Jigs Parekh - Jignesh Parekh
Hello whatsapp team,
No doubt, it is amazing app and you’re adding more n more features. I would like to tell about minor issue. When I’m using whatsapp, and try to rotate my phone in auto rotation mode my screen goes white and remains white. I can’t see anything except just white display. Please fix this issue. All things are updated my iOS and Whatsapp latest update.
Thank you so much for this amazing app.
raile100 - Calls
I have been using WhatsApp for many years and have always been happy with it. When they first introduced the calls i deactivated the microphone. Now i wanted to activate it again and it is gone. So i cannot make any calls. The microphone is nowhere to be found. Neither internet nor 3 phoneshops could help with this. Whatsapp Support cannot be accessed via the app. Have to install email or on the pc. Would really love to see in app help that works, therefore one star less.
RenateGen - I love whatsapp
The best app I could ever have! Best way to keep in touch with family and friends whilst not living in the same country.
What need improvement is that I reckon it time for whatsapp to fun filters like Snapchat & Instagram, most of my family and friends aren’t into social media. It would be so much fun for whatsapp filters & have fun along the way. Time for whatsapp to get that upgraded 👍
MR_1995 - Awesome app!
Hi WhatsApp... I think you’ve got an awesome app here. The UI is simple, clean and very user friendly! The ONE thing that would make me click that 5th star is an Apple Watch compatible app... I love being able to have my iPhone on my wrist but kinda bummed that there is no WhatsApp app for the watch because it means if I forget my phone I still miss all my WhatsApp notifications. Would love an app for the watch... pleeease!! Otherwise you guys have done an awesome job and I love using this app👍🏼 Thanks!!
Z Hamza - Option to Stop WhatsApp calls
Please bring the option in next update where i can stop people from calling on WhatsApp without blocking them. It’s so annoying and even after blocking the contact from iPhone settings i still can receive video calls from that specific contact. It’s better to have option stop WhatsApp calls from any contact. Thanks
Joshydxb - Suggestion
We as an NRI's having 2000+ groups in whatsapp would like to raise a humble suggestion to have an option where the admins of each group to have access for deleting files posted by members which are not complying with our policies and procedures. We have members of all age groups, gender on each groups. It will be much appreciated if this request can be considered with atmost importance. This will help and support all admins in maintaining the credibility of such a wonderful social platform.
EnforcedWarwick - My favourite Messenger
This happens to be one of my favourite messaging apps. I really do like it how you can delete the conversations from the other person absolutely brilliant! The unsend feature isnreally helpful, much better than so many others. I highly recommend this application to anyone and also the background chatrooms is totally brilliant a well, the images (especially the city image is very captivating).
Zallets - Great app!
Really loved how much whatsapp has progressed after all these years of using it. I particularly enjoyed the new feature of pinning chats so you don’t have to scroll through or try to remember the group you need to search for. An excellent feature - maybe it would also be a worth pinning a message in a group chat like a pinned post. Thanks for reading this!
Mia🍪😜 - WhatsApp review
To WhatsApp, I love the app and it's a great way to communicate and talk to friends. I can message my friends and family with this app. I think there are a couple of improvements but none that I can think of!! It would be AWESOME if you could message without wifi but I know that will never happen sadly.😭 If you do end up making it able to use WhatsApp without wifi I'll always use WhatsApp because not everyone has data. Thanks
ptnmrk - Connection Unstable
Competitor apps give much better call stability than Whattsapp. I am in the centre of Kuala Lumpur and I rarely get through a call without it being interrupted saying it is reconnecting. Goodness knows how people use the app outside major cities.
Additionally, no matter how hard I try I can’t get my iPhone to ring when someone tries to ring me on Whattsapp. It will only ring when I am in the middle of trying to send a text.
Come on guys it’s not exactly the most complex app on the planet. How long is it going to take to get a fix to these basic problems. Stop adding functions I don’t need and get the ones I do need working properly.
Ronkings - No privacy after recent change to terms and conditions
This was a good messaging platform until the recent changes to its terms and conditions.
The recent changes say it will gather and track your phone, addresses, contacts, location and share it with Facebook. It looks like in future this can pave way to tracking your payments, bank details and they will know what your interests are and what you buy. They will sell this info to private businesses and make money.
I am going to leave this platform soon.
A very excellent alternative is to use signal messenger or Telegram messenger.
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Rayhan-6s - Recommendation
One annoying thing with whatsapp is the absence of control over accepting a group invitation. Anyone can create a group and add you , giving you no choice to accept or decline . Additionally, the option to block a group just like u block a single user should be available.
Costelfanta - WhatsApp
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Thanks WhatsApp team.....
Deekdakeed - Unsafe
Facebook introduces a new mandatory update to give away even more data of yourself that they can sell. Disgusting.
•val• - Emojis
I think this app is WONDERFUL! But there is some emojis missing, for exemple the GIRAFFE emoji! Some people like me, love giraffes! So please, can you make an emoji giraffe?
Lexiax - Where’s dark mode?
It works fine. But where’s dark mode? Surely it can’t take this long to implement it? The app sticks out like a sore thumb.
Waris0781 - I have request
I love WhatsApp
It is wonderful but i want to brink dark mode in the new version of whatsapp
Please bring dark mode in new version
forRealman101 - Personal information warning
Read their new cont.ract and you will cra.p your pants. They can ac.cess to your person.nal and p.rivate information. Anytime they want. This is super sc.ary. I have dele.ted this CrappApp.
Leonardo Skinner - The same stupid thing of every month
Lots of updates every week for nothing, this is the same app since beginning. Don’t update it anymore if you do not have absolutely nothing to update.
It’s not new for any social media app for Data collection but, whatsapp should have give a option to opt that it didn’t.
NEET0802 - Recommendation
Bring the dark mode in whatsapp too....!!!!!!
Burning-Effigy - Facebook: It’s not my job to make your business model work
Simple: my data is mine. You forcibly make me disclose it to serve your business model? I’m not a vehicle to make you more money.
Everyone - use “signal” if you want an iMessage alternative.
zunairryk - Zero stars
Zero stars for forcing us to share data with Facebook. Switching to Signal after 10+ years with WhatsApp. What a shame!
Dev versetti - Compromising personal data.
Compromising personal data without consent.
kinaa2 - Pure crap’ fact that we have to deal with fb as well
I’m annoyed that WhatsApp data is being shared on Facebook, some of us like privacy what kind of nonsense is that.
ArcticBanana - Facebook 👎
Download Signal. It’s much better
Dirty Puppy - Now shares data with Facebook
The new policy change has user data shared with Facebook. I suppose it was inevitable, but a hard pass for me. Uninstalled.
SJ20151213 - Morally bankrupt
bivfvob - DARK MODE PLEASE IOS 13
Please can we get a dark mode for iOS 13 ASAP
StirFriedR1ce - No support for dark theme
Support iOS 13 dark theme.
bettertastethanyours - Oct 30th still waiting for dark mode
Where is dark mode? Why is it not compatible with ios native dark mode and why does the app not have an in app dark mode toggle? Did Whatsapp miss the global memo?
aliiiiiiih - Go to hell :)
pklemon_ - Cut Ties With Oppressors
Switching to better alternatives like Signal. Whatsapp and it’s connection to Facebook’s deal with Jio in India supports those that oppress of minorities - this is not something I can support.
nathanjan08 - Worst app, and data stealer
I’m a what’s app user since 2012. I’m uninstalling now bcz they trying steal my data and share with Facebook. Don’t install this app.
876443345 - Terrible abuse of power
You should be ashamed
sidhrtha - Privacy thieves
With this new and stupid decision to crap on our privacy. Goodbye WhatsApp and goodbye Facebook altogether
Onslaught192 - Invasive much?!
I don’t even use Facebook and don’t want them to have any of my info....ever!
Tplast - Facebook ruined it
Was great, but sharing data with Facebook is a no from me.
Kgghjytf - Not secure
It is not secure
Fivetone8 - No Privacy
After I had to accept them getting my contact info, locations and all that stuff I deleted it. I’m not on any social media platform except for Signal now. At least Signal stays encrypted and doesn’t want my info.
jonmarrow - Delete it NOW!
Whatsapp is selling your data and using your private chats and photos for god knows what delete it and move to signal NOW
Squanchhy - Facebook Is Spying on You
WhatsApp is no longer viable for privacy purposes. They’re going to start collecting your metadata as of Feb 2021.
ravingdinosaur - Dark mode
Dark mode? Late as usual?
Ivan Jacob St Abanoub - Needs dark mode
This app seriously needs the option for dark mode. How does it not already. Please update this app to have it. It took apple a long time to finally develop a dark mode option yet it’s taking even longer for this app. It’s almost 2020, get with the times.
arminrouhi - Privacy concerns
Unfortunately, cannot continue given the new privacy terms coming into effect on Feb 8th.
I don’t want you to share my data with any other app, I am going to uninstall your app!
Asks for far to much personal information.
Garri.ca - No more privacy
Starting switching to other app
kkjeon_ - Important
Please make changes on the video thing you should add filters like instagram
brettalton - Absolutely deplorable terms of service
Monolithic companies like this must be shut down. No reason for a user to trust them anymore.
Reshad6 - Great policy
With the addition of their updated policy where they sell all user info to their daddy Zucky, Whatsapp/Facebook are now the worst app an individual can have. Absolutely disgraceful
mrmafoo - Facebook data grab
On the 8th of Jan 2021 Facebook changed the terms of service for existing users with a popup that went no way to describing the massive data grab (Facebook now have access to your contacts, numbers etc) that users were promised wouldn’t happen when they acquired the app.
segunolude - Serious Privacy Concerns
WhatsApp is a great app for keeping in touch with family and friends. It's also great when you want to veg out and watch inane videos. All good.
Auction: if you work with vulnerable people or sensitive information, you really need to pay attention to the data WhatsApp collects, uploads to their servers, or shares. Also, using WhatsApp means using Facebook as well. Be guided. Inform yourself. Read the terms of service. It is unbelievable that they can do some of what they do on an Apple device.
dota10 - Harvest personal data
The latest update will harvest all your personal data to facebook
Ads are more than evil - Facebook ruined Whatsapp
Facebook company is making the world a bad place.
samarkumar - New privacy agreement
Please comment on new privacy regulation.
Why so much sharing of information feel like our messages, data, all the information is not safe on whats ap.
Glen M W - Garbage until IPAD IS SUPPOSED
Garbage GARBAGE GGGARBAGE!!!
super50nic - New privacy update
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Early 2010s: Talking about homework on Facebook Messenger and mentally scaring each other on WhatsApp.
Late 2010s: Talking about Trauma in venting, how butterflies scare me in memes, and sharing confusion over bot commands in pokemon-catching
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@KelvinBSP @KimDotcom will look into this...I like telegram for the features such as bots (Cambodian real estate, crypto prices,..) and news groups...its also the only messenger app that displays images right everytime...whatsapp hides the outer edges so a receiver must click to see the full image..
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currently $752.65b - FB - they have an absolute empire (IG, WhatsApp, Messenger etc)
I think Elon has done a masterful job of convincing people TSLA is worth this much (marketing).
The Biz+Zuck convinced FB investors.
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