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 www.whatsapp.com or from your device’s app store.