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WhatsApp CEO claims it has more users than Twitter and more messages than Facebook

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Apr 2013, 23:38

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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posted on 18 Apr 2013, 00:05 1

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.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 00:57 12

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:34 3

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; 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.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:37 1

13. buccob (Posts: 2734; 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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 12:23 2

14. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; 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.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 13:43 1

15. donfem (Posts: 693; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Thanks for educating him.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 20:15

16. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

Actually, its a max of 50* members in a group now

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:46 2

10. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; 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...

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 03:59 2

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.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:30 1

12. baller23 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

In some countries, the networks are temporarily blocked. Whats becomes really useful then.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 00:21 3

2. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; 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.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 00:39 1

3. gazmatic (Posts: 795; 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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 00:45

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.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 00:47

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; 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. :,(

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 01:12

7. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

Didn't know Bada was ever implemented on any phones. I've learned something new today.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 01:52

8. pitak (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

i love WhatsApp

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