WhatsApp Messenger LogoWhatsApp is a texting service between mobile phones as a replacement for the regular SMS text messages. Over 900 million users are active worldwide using the Whatsapp service. Whatsapp uses an internet connection between phones. The service is available for iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Nokia Symbian60-phones.

The major difference between regular SMS text messages and Whatsapp text messages is that Whatsapp is free: You use the internet connection on your phone (wifi or part of you mobile data package depending on subscription or pre paid type).

On this website you will find a lot of information on Whatsapp. If you browse to “What is Whatsapp?” you will find information on what kind of program Whatsapp is. If you choose “How does it work” you will find information on all kinds of options and how Whatsapp works on your phone. If you want to know for sure Whatsapp works on your phone please visit “Does it work on my phone?

Frequently asked questions about Whatsapp

10 thoughts on “Welcome to “How does Whatsapp Work?”

  1. is there anyway i can retrieve the pictures from my previous chat on whatsapp .
    my phone was lost and now I have a new phone and have been able to retrieve the whatsapp contacts but could not retrive the pictures.

  2. If i use whats app abroad and i use it to text or phone i understand this is free if i am using the wifi. However if the person i am texting opens the text and is not in a wifi area does this use their mobile data or will they not be able to see the text until they are in a wireless area. In other words is there any chance of me being charged for sending or receiving a text message or tel call using whats app??


    • If they have a internetconnection (wifi/3G/4G) they can read the message, otherwise they wil get it when they have a connection

  3. Will text messages sent from a different text messaging application be retrievable with Whatsapp? i.e. Can I receive messages from contacts that do not use Whatsapp?

  4. If you’re travelling international and don’t have international data plan does it hold your message until you have internet access?

  5. WhatsApp is great simply because its volume of users. Everyone and his grandma use WhatsApp today. So, you need not to worry about the other person have it or not. Just like Facebook, it is now a world wide phenomena.

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