What is WhatsApp used for?

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If you are someone who hasn't used the app yet, you might wonder what WhatsApp is used for.

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. You may not realize this, but this app is more than just a simple chat service. In fact, this app offers a lot more than you might think.

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So let’s find out what WhatsApp is and what it is used for!

What is WhatsApp used for?

At its core, WhatsApp is a free, multi-platform messaging app that allows you to send text messages, photos, videos, documents, audio, and location data. You can also make voice and video calls on this instant messaging app owned by Meta.

However, there is a lot more to WhatsApp than meets the eye. In fact, you can use WhatsApp to do so much more than just messaging or calling people. WhatsApp can be used for the following purposes:

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  • Sending texts, photos, videos, stickers, audio notes and location data.
  • Sharing documents and files up to 2GB.
  • Voice and video calling.
  • Group chatting (1024 participants).
  • Sharing disappearing messages and photos.
  • Sending and receiving money.
  • Group polls.
  • Sharing status (similar to Snapchat/Instagram Stories).

These are some of the things you can use WhatsApp for. As you can see, WhatsApp has most of the features that other popular messaging apps have plus some extra ones. Its user-friendly interface and the many free features make it the favourite messaging app of billions of people worldwide.

Read more: Is WhatsApp safe?

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What is WhatsApp Web?

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WhatsApp Web is the web version of WhatsApp that lets users send and receive messages from their computer browsers. With WhatsApp Web, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.

You can enjoy most of the WhatsApp app features on the web version except for group calls and the payment feature. WhatsApp Web is mostly used by small-scale businesses to collaborate and communicate with employees and clients.

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In addition to WhatsApp Web, they also have a WhatsApp desktop application for Windows PC and Mac, which is designed for people who prefer using a desktop client over a web app to manage their WhatsApp conversations.