In February 2014, WhatsApp hit the headlines when it was announced Facebook would shell out over £11 billion to buy the instant messaging app. 

WhatsApp’s key features and benefits

  • You can download WhatsApp for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia and Windows Phone. 
  • WhatsApp is free for the first year of use and costs $1 (65p) each year after that. 
  • WhatsApp can be used for one-on-one chats and sharing content, and for group chats. 
  • You can share videos, text-messages, images and audio media messages with other WhatsApp users. 
  • WhatsApp uses 3G, 4G or wifi.
  • WhatsApp had over 500 million users as of April 2014.
  • WhatsApp does not sell adverts on its network.
  • Find more information and download the app from or from your device’s app store.