What is WhatsApp?

What is WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is a mobile application through which you can send messages, videos, and audio to people all across the globe. The application of WhatsApp uses WIFI or mobile data. It means that it is significantly cost-effective. In addition to this, you can call and video chat using WhatsApp. The most important thing about WhatsApp is that you can use WhatsApp, both on your smartphone and desktop/laptop. The platform is more convenient than typical texting, and that is why it is preferred by billions of users.

How to use WhatsApp?

Before you start using WhatsApp, you must have a smartphone with a working SIM, without it, WhatsApp would not work. To use WhatsApp, download it and then install it. The app can be downloaded either from the Google Play Store or App Store. After downloading WhatsApp, just open it and enter your phone number.

Upon entering your phone number, you will get a confirmation code, enter it and you are all set. WhatsApp has many features, and below specified are the ways on how you can use them.

Chatting process:

You can chat with your friends and family members through WhatsApp in an instant. To chat on WhatsApp, click the message icon, which you can find at the bottom of your screen. Then after that, choose a contact to which you want to send your message. You can create a new group consisting of multiple contacts.

A dialogue box will open up in which you can type your message. After typing your message in the dialogue box, you would be able to see a small arrow. Press it, and your message will be sent.

How to do Calling:

To call on WhatsApp, open the existing chat or click the message icon and choose a new contact. Then click on the phone icon at the top right of the screen, and enjoy. To call, make sure that you have a WIFI or your mobile data is enabled.

Right next to the phone icon, you would also see a video camera icon. Click it, and you would be able to video chat with your friends and family members.

Sending media Process

WhatsApp allows its users to send pictures and various media, including GIFs, emojis, videos, and other documents. to your contacts.


To send GIF, choose a contact, click on the smiley face at the bottom left of the screen and then click the GIF icon. This icon is at the bottom. WhatsApp automatically suggests some GIFs that you can send to your contacts. However, you can also search for other GIFs by tapping the magnifying glass icon.

Videos and pictures

To send videos and pictures, choose a contact, click on the paper clip icon, then a select gallery, and send photos or videos that you want to send.

Audio clips and documents

To send audio clips, choose a contact, click on the paper clip icon, then click the headphone icon and send the audio that you want to send. Above the headphone icon, you will see a page icon. Selecting this will allow you to send numerous PDFs, text files, and other numerous files.

Live location and shortcut to sending pictures.

You can also send your live location and by choosing a contact, clicking on the paper clip icon, and tapping the location icon. You can also send pictures by tapping the camera icon next to the chats tab.

Using it on your computer

You can also use WhatsApp on your computer. To do this, open WhatsApp on your phone and tap on the dots. These dots are at the top right of the screen and choose WhatsApp web. Click Link a device.

Then, visit web.whatsapp.com, you will see a QR code on your computer’s screen. Point your phone’s camera at your computer’s screen, and your WhatsApp will be opened on your computer.

The above-specified are some of the ways in which you can use WhatsApp. This step-by-step guide is beneficial for beginners.

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