WhatsApp: Popular Messenger App For iPhone Now Available For Free For Limited Time


WhatsApp – one of the most popular messenger apps for iPhone in the App Store is now available for free.

We wonder if this has to do something with to do with the launch of iMessage – Apple’s new messaging service for iOS devices yesterday, that came bundled with iOS 5.

One of the main advantages of the WhatsApp over iMessage is that it is cross-platform app that is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia, unlike iMessage, which is limited to iOS.

WhatsApp was available for $0.99 before the price drop. Folks at WhatsApp has provided the following reasons for using their app instead of other messenger app:

* NO HIDDEN COST: Once you and your friends download the application, you can use it to chat as much as you want. Send a million messages a day to your friends for free! WhatsApp uses your Internet connection: 3G/EDGE or Wi-Fi when available.

* MULTIMEDIA: Send Video, Images, and Voice notes to your friends and contacts.

* GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group conversations with your contacts.

* NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: Just like there is no added cost to send an international email, there is no cost to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends all over the world as long as they have WhatsApp Messenger installed and avoid those pesky international SMS costs.

* SAY NO TO PINS AND USERNAMES: Why even bother having to remember yet another PIN or username? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS would, and integrates flawlessly with your existing phone address book.

* NO NEED TO LOG IN/OUT: No more confusion about getting logged off from another computer or device. With push notifications WhatsApp is ALWAYS ON and ALWAYS CONNECTED.

* NO NEED TO ADD BUDDIES: Your Address Book is used to automatically connect you with your contacts. Your contacts who already have WhatsApp Messenger will be automatically displayed under Favorites, similar to a buddy list. (You can of course always edit Favorites any way you like)

* OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your push notifications or turn off your iPhone, WhatsApp will save your messages offline until you retrieve them during the next application use.

* STATUS: Use the status feature of WhatsApp to inform your contacts if you are busy, in a meeting, at the gym, or available for a chat.

* AND MUCH MORE: Share location, Exchange contacts, Custom wallpaper, Custom notification sounds, Landscape mode, Precise message time stamps, Email chat history, Broadcast messages and MMS to many contacts at once and much much more!

Now that it is free, you can find if it is indeed better than the other messenger apps. You can download it using this App Store link.

It looks like it is available for free only for a limited period so download it as soon as possible.

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  • fingers21

    I’ve always had whatsapp, purely because sending photos etc is SO MUCH quicker than using the normal message app. Photos send almost instantly, where as the normal message app takes 4-5 minutes, if it goes at all!

  • Hello

    I can’t search it in my non- jailbroken iPod touch’s app store. How can I have it?

  • Hello

    I can’t search it in my non-jailbroken iPod touch’s app store. How can I have it?

  • fingers21

    Don’t think its available for ipod touch, just iphone. Not available for ipad either.

  • Micro

    Yes it is for ipod touch of course try to find direct link to appstore on whatsapp somewhere on internet

  • Supaa Stahh Marioo

    hahahhahaa i was going to buy this today as well since i`ve now got the new iphone. its one of the best apps ever. thank you for informing me πŸ˜€

  • fas

    Just a way to counter iMessage by the devs!

  • Jay

    Wow…this is gonna be fun! I really whatsapp devs will have a run for their money with the iMessage coming up on the iOS5!

  • Skywalker

    It is not compatible with iPod…Requirements: Compatible with iPhone. Requires iOS 3.1 or later

  • Jeremy

    Why is it asking for a 3 digit activation code?

  • Liam

    sucks for my friends the android version isnt free too lol maybe someday

    • Jen

      Why wont my iphone 4 let me get the whatsapp? How do i download it. When i try it takes me to the itunes store and says i cannot do it??? Help me please

      • vicky

        I have the same problem, any clue????

      • kit

        me too me too πŸ™ …. even i can’t found the whatsapp in apps store…..

        • Angela

          same here πŸ™ had it for my galaxy no problem

        • ulrica

          Hello its in the apps store social networking top paid

      • ben


  • psp

    download “line” it have better interface and better call function than viper.

  • This is kind of misleading. It’s only ‘free’ during the trial period after that it is $1.99/year according to their web site.

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  • yasser

    i want the activation code for my i phone

  • Pierre

    I can’t seem to download whatsapp for my new iPhone 4s can anybody please assist. Thank you

  • Ahmadreza

    When i want to download whatsapp i see this message
    Your request could not be completed
    My iso is 5

    • Jen

      Have you figured out why yet?

    • donna

      im having the same problem πŸ™

  • Rajji

    I can’t seem to download whatsapp for my new iPhone 4s can anybody please assist. Thank you

  • Yvonne

    Have the same problem someone help pls
    I can’t have whatsapp on ma iphone4s

  • I had whatsap on my iPhone then it got stuck so I deleted an tryin to down load again an it says unable to perform this application plz advise I do have iTunes account

  • ulrica

    I have an iphone 4 and i just downloaded the app whats up but its asking me for a code ?anyone knows what it is?

  • akshay Bandekar

    i have installed whatsapp in my i fone but its asking fo 3 digit code for verification can u help me with the same asap m tryng since v long

  • Damian Fredericks

    Its total bs that whatsapp is no longer a free app, if its a free messaging service. its now 0.99$ at the appstore. i am from south africa and don’t have a credit card, so its impossible for me to get any kind of messaging service besides Facebook.

    this kind of thing makes me wish i still used a blackberry.

  • Hii iPhonehacker I need your help whatsapp messenger is no long for free and I don’t have credited card.how can I download it.Sam in uganda E.africa

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  • Alfan

    Hii iPhonehacker I need your help whatsapp messenger is no long for free and I don’t have credited card.how can I download it. Im in indonesia.. Do u hve any itunes acc which already pay this app, so i can use the acc for download too..thx

  • m

    very good and great

  • llenichca

    hi. I bought the whatsapp application for my iphone. How does payment work? Do i pay for using the app everyday or is it a once off payment?

  • che

    hey guys, how do i download whats app for my iphone without having to give my credit card detail?

  • Ccpo

    Hey guys I cannot download whatsapp I’m in south Africa n I do not have credit card please help