what is the WhatsApp:
‘WhatsApp’ is a play on words between the phrase in English ‘What’s up?’ used in in slang by way of greeting (‘What?’ or ‘How?’) and the diminutive app from the English Word application (‘application’, used in this case as software for mobile phones). The full name of this application for mobile phones is WhatsApp Messenger.
In the Spanish-speaking world is common to find people who refer to this program in a way that is simplified as ‘wasap’ or even ‘guasap’. In the colloquial language, ‘WhatsApp’ name is also used to refer to a message sent or received through this program. For example ‘I sent you a WhatsApp’.
WhatsApp allows the exchange of written messages, icons, photographs, video and voice over internet. Is developed by WhatsApp Inc., created in the year 2009 and belongs to the company Facebook Inc. Since February, 2014.
Is available for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia S40, Symbian and Windows Phone even if minimum requirements are needed and is not available for all models. Whatsapp can download for free from a mobile phone via this link. It has a free trial period of one year. During or at the end of this period you can continue using this application an annual fee.
WhatsApp has become popular around the world and currently has more than 400 million active users. However, it has also experienced some problems of security and privacy. As an alternative, there are programs similar to WhatsApp including LINE and Viber.
WhatsApp or SMS
Traditional messaging SMS, in comparison with the WhatsApp, has fewer features, and a higher cost, as well as having a limited number of characters. On the other hand, the SMS are always available whenever you have GSM coverage, against the limitation of the WhatsApp you need a 3 G data rate or Wi-Fi connection.
The most basic phones can send and receive SMS messages but cannot use the WhatsApp.