Oman technology: All about WhatsApp
January 8, 2017 | 5:23 PM
by Ashish Dubash
WhatsApp makes it incredibly convenient to communicate with people.
 
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Sometimes, all it takes is one spark to start a revolution, and that is exactly what WhatsApp has done, in completely transforming the text messaging industry.

It wasn’t so long ago that we relied on SMS technology supplied by our mobile providers as our standard form of text-based communication, but WhatsApp has immensely expanded our messaging capabilities, not just by rolling all of the features of standard messaging into one, but by making it possible to send messages, pictures, voice messages, and videos from virtually anywhere, at a much lower cost. Today, it is used by more than one billion people in over 180 countries worldwide.— [email protected]

Launched: 2009

Why to Download Now: WhatsApp makes it incredibly convenient to communicate with people. The options to keep in touch are numerous, from groups centred around a common interest, to broadcast messages that can be sent to large groups of people at once, to even WhatsApp calling, which slashes your phone bills immensely, as long as you have a dedicated wi-fi connection.

Pro Tip: WhatsApp’s latest ability allows you to directly reply to comments and mention specific group members if you need to get their attention. To do that, press the [email protected] key in the text box and a list of group members will automatically pop up. Select the person you wish to address and that person’s name will appear alongside your message.

Available for: Windows, iOS, Android, Blackberry

Permissions Required: Camera, Contacts, Location, Microphone, SMS, Phone & Storage

Size: 50.67 MB



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