Why do People use WhatsApp instead of Texting?


WhatsApp is easy to access; completely free to download and to seamlessly send/receive messages, and voice or video chat with your family and friends, both locally and internationally.


With WhatsApp, you can easily create groups; send messages, and share files in a group of up to 256 participants.


Text messages have a limit on the number of characters/words, the higher you will be charged. With WhatsApp however, you can easily send a long note without any limit and without incurring any extra fees.


Whatsapp users can easily make audio and video calls without having to install a separate app (Skype for example) for this purpose, and you can do this even if you’re on a limited data plan.


WhatsApp gives users the ability to share multiple pictures, files, audio, and video files with their contacts, all of which you can’t do with SMS.


With WhatsApp, you can check the status of your sent messages. You can see if the person you sent a message to has received and opened the message.


Whatsapp enables users to share their location/address using GPS or Google Maps. The recipient can just click on the message, open Maps, and then follow the map to reach the destination sent.


You can update your bio and your profile picture so that your contacts can know who they’re talking to. It helps people who have just added your contact as well.


WhatsApp allows document sharing, users can send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and more, without hassling with email or file-sharing apps. You can send documents of up to 100 MB, which is not so with SMS.


WhatsApp has a lot of options and features compared to the default SMS app. Features like emojis, gifs, stickers and other gestures that aren’t included in text messaging.



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