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How to update WhatsApp

02/10/2017

Are you looking for the latest update of WhatsApp? The following is a definite guide to upgrade WhatsApp and the direct links to download the latest version on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Nokia and any other kind of phone. Continue Reading…

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How to transfer WhatsApp messages to a new android phone

11/08/2017

After you have read this short article, you will be able to easily transfer WhatsApp messages from one Android phone to another and keep all your old chats. Continue Reading…

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WhatsApp vs Snapchat – Who is the King?

27/07/2017

Here is the comparison between the great instant messaging apps Snapchat vs. WhatsApp. At the end of the article you’ll discover which is the best.  Continue Reading…

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How to find out who blocked you on WhatsApp

28/06/2017

Do you have a suspicion that your friend is blocking you on WhatsApp? Do you want to know if you have been blocked by your girlfriend or boyfriend? Here is a guide to see if someone is avoiding you on WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp Vs iMessage – What Sets Them Apart?

11/05/2017

WhatsApp Vs iMessage

Once upon a time… mobile phone users communicated via short messaging services more frequently than today. Back then, service providers capitalized on this new service and came up with subscription plans. As a result, users had to bear huge monthly expenses just to send messages and make voice calls between family, friends and business associated.

In 2009, two former employees of Yahoo came up with a simple idea – a message app. At the time, smart phones were becoming popular and app stores had started to gain more visitors. This idea became WhatsApp in 2009 and in 2011, Apple followed suit with its own app, iMessage.

So, what are the differences between WhatsApp vs iMessage?

Platform
When WhatsApp went live in November 2009, it was launched exclusively on the App Store. This version was designed for the iPhone. From January 2010, WhatsApp started providing support for Blackberry smart phones, Symbian OS and Android OS. A beta for the Nokia Series 40, which was a non smart phone, was also added. Today, the app runs on Android OS, Blackberry, Symbian OS, Windows specifically Windows 8 and above plus MacOS namely OS X 10.9 and higher. This means that WhatsApp runs on more than 5 operating systems.

iMessage is an instant message service that was developed for Apple devices namely the iPhone and iPad. In 2012, the app was launched and the service was able to deliver 28,000 messages per second. Today, it has grown to support iOS, macOS and watchOS.

What is the iMessage WhatsApp difference? WhatsApp is cross platform while iMessage runs on Apple devices.

Connectivity
WhatsApp relies on network connectivity to allow sending and receiving of messages plus multimedia content between WhatsApp servers and the user’s smart phone. When it comes to connectivity, choices available include mobile data and Wi-Fi. Mobile data is provided by the service provider and users do incur charges depending on the plan they have selected. The problem with mobile data is that it can be quite expensive especially when you send, receive and play multimedia content (videos). There are areas where mobile connectivity can be problematic. With WhatsApp, users can switch to Wi-Fi. If Wi-Fi connectivity is lacking, WhatsApp users have to wait for better reception.

When it comes to iMessage vs WhatsApp international, not only does the application use both mobile data and Wi-Fi connectivity, it can revert into a normal short messaging service when both options are not available. This allows you to continue chatting with friends.

All in all, WhatsApp vs iMessage data usage has been minimized thanks to the internet and Wi-Fi connection.

Web access via PC
In January 2015, WhatsApp announced that PC users will have access to the WhatsApp web client. Koum, a co-founder described the web client as an extension of one’s smart phone. The web client was supposed to mirror conversations and messages from the smart phone. Users are able to use the web client via major browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Edge but not supported on Microsoft Internet Explorer. For the web client to work, your mobile phone must also be connected to the internet. Since mobile data can be quite expensive, it’s wise to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot. The web client’s user interface is similar to the WhatsApp interface available on Android.

When it comes to iMessage, no web client is available that will allow users to access their messages via PC. The only solution approved by Apple is by using a Mac.

Messaging protocol
According to Statista, as of January 2017, WhatsApp had 1.2 billion monthly active users up from 1 billion in February 2016. The service is growing in terms popularity resulting in more users joining the platform. To ensure improved WhatsApp vs iMessage security when it comes to sending messages and multimedia content between users, WhatsApp developers use a customized version of the open standard Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol. This is a communications protocol for messaging based on the extensible markup language. The protocol was introduced in 1999 and is an open standard.

Tech analysts reveal that iMessage has experienced more than 63 quadrillion iMessages annually. This translates to over 200,000 iMessages per second. To ensure that users have the best experience, Apple utilizes the Apple Push Notification Service. It is a notification service that allows apps to send notification data between Apple devices. This is a proprietary binary protocol that sets up a Keep Alive connection with Apple servers.

Final Thoughts
Despite the differences, WhatsApp and iMessage are useful messaging apps with a large user base. The apps allow you to communicate with family and friends for free via your smart phone. This enables you to avoid SMS and voice call fees charged by your mobile service provider. Apart from sending messages to single users, you can create groups and mass text the users. WhatsApp allows users to mass text 256 people at once. You can keep the conversation going on larger devices too. For example iMessage connects with your iPad or Mac while WhatsApp connects with your tablets, PC and Mac too.

Don’t forget video and voice calls. You can keep in touch with family and friends at a much cheaper rate. How? WhatsApp routes your calls via the internet instead of BTS platforms saving you on call charges. When it comes to security, you are protected. Both apps offer end to end encryption by default. This ensures that all messages, multimedia content, video and voice calls are encrypted. No one can snoop on you.

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WhatsApp for PC – User guide

21/02/2017

Are you looking for a version of WhatsApp for your PC? Do you want to know how to install WhatsApp for Windows? Maybe you would like to put WhatsApp on your Macs dock. Here you will find a definitive guide to running WhatsApp messenger on your computer.

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WhatsApp numbers: How to find them now

14/02/2017

Are you looking for WhatsApp numbers to make new friends? Or maybe are you looking for love? The following is a guide to getting WhatsApp phone numbers online. Continue Reading…

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Whatsapp for Business: internal communications and marketing

13/02/2017

WhatsApp is one of the fast-growing communication apps and a must for small business owners. If you are a small business owner, you have probably been wondering: How can I use WhatsApp for my business? In this article I’ll show you how to use it for the management of your staff and marketing campaigns.
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Self-destructive messages on WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook and Twitter

05/07/2016

Here I will explain how to send self-destructive messages easily on WhatsApp as well as Facebook messenger and Twitter. Continue Reading…

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Sad WhatsApp status: quotes and images

16/05/2016

Looking for a sad WhatsApp status to express your feelings? Here a collection of quotes, saying and images that are perfect for you. Continue Reading…

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