WhatsApp is a popular messaging app for smartphones. It uses the internet to send text and multimedia messages to a single person or multiple recipients. It’s free to download and costs less than the standard rates for SMS messages charged by telecom companies. This app can run in a different operating systems – Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone.
WhatsApp is regarded as the biggest online messenger app in the market today. It was founded in 2009 by ex-Yahoo employees Brian Acton and Jon Koum and has since been acquired by Facebook. Its user base is in the 1 billion mark.
There are many reasons for WhatsApp’s popularity. Having been introduced in 2009, it is considered a pioneer in the messaging app industry. Though it’s been around for nearly a decade, it has maintained those features that made it great before. Here are just a few of them.
- You can easily send free messages to any part of the world without any charges. This service is completely free for as long as you have internet connection.
- All tools provided by Whatsapp are user-friendly. This is why it appeals to both the millenials and baby boomers alike.
- Most free apps have annoying ads that pop up. WhatsApp doesn’t have this so you can enjoy it different messaging features uninterrupted.
- With WhatsApp, you are your number so you don’t have to go through the trouble of creating a new one. This app also automatically imports the contacts from your phone and tells you that how many of your friends are using Whatsapp.
- It’s easy to share your status messages, location, photos, and other forms of media to your friends and you don’t have to be charged an additional amount for it.
For all the great perks of this app, there are quite a few limitations to downloading it. For example, not all Nokia phone models have WhatsApp already installed. And for these types of smartphones, it might not also be possible to just download the application directly from the Nokia Store.
If you own a Nokia X, X2 or XL, then you are in luck because we have a step-by-step guide for setting it up. Read on to know more about this information.
1) Download the latest WhatsApp APK file. If you have downloaded the APK file on your PC, you need to transfer it back to your device by connecting it to PC.
2) Go to Settings, scroll down and tap on security. Tick the box in front of Unknown Sources and accept the warning.
3) Install the file. Tap on it and follow the instructions to register and get WhatsApp running
4) In the latest Beta versions of WhatsApp (updated 24 Oct 2016), Video calls are supported.
5) Take a WhatsApp Chat backup, if possible on your device (otherwise it will be there if WhatsApp was working recently).
6) Uninstall the WhatsApp on your device.
7) Install the latest WhatsApp Plus Reborn 1.85 to try out the video chatting feature.
There you have it. Try these steps out and enjoy the benefits of using the most popular and user-friendly messaging app for yourself.