As South Africans we’re all familiar with MXit, BBM and 2go… to a lesser extent WeChat. Now I’d like you to know what’s up with WhatsApp. Yes, another mobile application that allows you to send messages to your friends who also use the WhatsApp application on their mobile phones.
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messenger that replaces SMS and works through the existing internet data plan of your device. WhatsApp is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia Symbian60 phones. Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.
How is WhatsApp Messenger different from SMS?
SMS is an older messaging system with a limited functionality and high cost. WhatsApp Messenger aims to provide more at a lower cost. We are sure you and your friends will figure out the difference between SMS and WhatsApp Messenger very quickly.
Your Web AddiCT found out about this app from a guy standing in a queue with me while I was playing with my Android device. Unlike some other apps out there WhatsApp is available on Nokia, BlackBerry, Android and iPhone. Have you or do you use WhatsApp?
You can now WhatsApp on your PC
It is now possible to run whatsapp on you computer with Whatsapp Web. Find out how here.
WhatsApp will remain free
WhatsApp is going to cost us money soon. The only way that it will stay free is if you are a frequent user i.e. you have at least 10 people you are chatting with. To become a frequent user send this message to 10 people who receive it (2 ticks) and your WhatsApp logo should turn Red to indicate a frequent user.
South African Whatsapp Bitcoin Group
Join the SA Crypto Whatsapp group and learn all you need to know about bitcoin and other crypto currencies in South Africa here.