WhatsApp CEO claims it has more users than Twitter and more messages than Facebook
0. phoneArena 17 Apr 2013, 23:38 posted on
WhatsApp is a pretty amazingly popular app. The idea is simple enough: it's a messaging app similar to BlackBerry Messenger, but WhatsApp is available on multiple platforms. There are a number of apps that do the same, but WhatsApp seems to be winning the war of users, because its CEO is now claiming that the app has more users than Twitter and more messages than Facebook...
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1. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Why does anyone need this app. Or bbm for that matter I never understood it. SMS works on networks whatsapp or bbm or imessage won't.
6. james1 (Posts: 97; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Think about the people who message their friends and family in other countries.....SMS can get really expensive, and also the app only requires wifi or data connection, so it doesn't have to rely on cell services solely. Lastly, group chatting on what'sapp is great and you can add up to 30 members!!! Also sharing videos and pictures is easier and faster on whatsapp
9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3135; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I wonder who's thumbing everyone down!
I'm curious if here's a bot programmed to thumb everyone down.
Coming to the point, i agree with you. Since the day i started using whatsapp, i've never really used sms, except to people who doesn't use whatsapp, and that's about 3% of my contacts.
13. buccob (Posts: 1942; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Same here... you can't send contacs, location, pictures audio and video over SMS... specially if you dont have a MMS service active...
SMS is one of the most expensive things for what is actually worth, right up there with printer ink and pop corns....
Whatsapp and other data messaging services are really cheap and does not have a lentgh limit to each message
14. downphoenix (Posts: 2686; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Not to mention SMS is a fairly unreliable and old standard. It doesnt have any guarantee of message delivery nor does it have any kind of security, SMS messages are easily intercepted.
16. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
Actually, its a max of 50* members in a group now
10. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Have you even used whatsapp?
I have never used SMS since I started using whatsapp. I use a dirp cheap 2G internet plan which is more than enough to drive whatsapp when I'm outside. At home wi-fi handles it. So whereever network is available I can access whatsapp.
Besides, the group facility is truly awesome, as well as the media and stuff...
11. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
Here is why people use whatsapp, It works on symbion, bb os6/7/10, andoid 2.3-4.2, ios 4-6. count how many phones have those os and then tell me why this shouldnt be the most used messenger.
texting is almost unlmited these days but mms and internation sms charges are still high so people prefer not paying.
12. baller23 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
In some countries, the networks are temporarily blocked. Whats becomes really useful then.
2. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
SMS is tired and limited, plus not everyone has unlimited text. I used this app or Kik because of the group messaging. But I didn't understand the attraction at first either until I used it.
3. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
more users i i can imagine... because everybody i know has and uses whatsapp...
but more messages..... i dunno... cuz.... well maybe cuz on facebook all most people do is ¨like¨ stuff
but yh... whats app is great
tons of features, multiplatform and free
not like bbm and normal sms
4. gesslar (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
well, free as in it uses your existing data connection.
which is pretty much the draw. also, the multimedia options it offers is much more robust than plain ol' SMS.
5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3428; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Pls bring it on Bada OS, i tried every other optioin but was unable to install or run coz it doesn't support it. It is cool and multiplatform except Bada. :,(
7. axllebeer (Posts: 268; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Didn't know Bada was ever implemented on any phones. I've learned something new today.