Threat Level – High

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross platform application for smartphones. In addition to text messaging, users can send each other images, video, and audio media messages. The client software is available for: Android, Blackberry, IOS , Symbian and Windows. The company by the same name was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both veterans of Yahoo and is based in Santa Clara, California. Competing with a number of Asia-based messaging services. WhatsApp handles ten billion messages per day as of August 2012, growing from two billion in April 2012 and one billion the previous October. According to the Financial times, WhatsApp “has done to SMS on mobile phones what Skype did to international calling on landlines.”

Whats App is another Text Messaging app that allows people to utilize Data to send messages to other Whats App users. This app allows you to Set up groups to send group messages to multiple people. It will import or phone contacts and also has a Status update where you can show that you are busy, at school, a the movies, or available.etc. As with all messenger apps, they only need an internet signal to send messages and does not show on your phone bill other than data that is used. Remember that all messaging is inside the app and will not show in the normal text message areas of the phone.

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