Publisher: WhatsApp Inc.
Platform: Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) or higher
Sending text messages to your friends and family from your smartphone would be more fun now, especially when it's free of cost. WhatsApp Messenger is a popular app among Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, and Nokia smartphone users. Now it is available for Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)-based smartphones as well. You can send texts, pictures, and audio and video clips for free with the help of this app. However, the subscription is free for the first year only. After one year, you will have to pay US$ 1.99 as annual subscription to use it.
WhatsApp Messenger makes use of 3G or Wi-Fi connection for the services. While you go for this app, it is notable that this app can access the location services of your handset. It would also access the data services, music and video library, push notification service, phone identity, contacts, and the camera of your smartphone. The access is needed by it to let you use the messaging services without facing any issue.
Group chat option is currently not available on WhatsApp Messenger, but it is likely that it would be added soon through an update. As it has access to push notifications, you will receive new message alerts even if the app is not being used. Therefore, WhatsApp Messenger can prove to be a great substitute to the regular messaging services offered by a normal cellphone, at the same time cutting heavily on the costs.
WhatsApp Messenger is available for download at the Windows Phone Marketplace. It only supports the English language and has a download size of 1 MB only.