Do You Still Not Use ‘Whatsapp’? Read On to Know What You’re Missing!

Do You Still Not Use ‘Whatsapp’? Read On to Know What You’re Missing!
February 10, 2014 Dr.Khushbu Pandya

Whatsapp Revolution

If you feel Whatsapp is just another hyped texting app fit for under-occupied teens and collegians, this article is dedicated to you. You may not be a texting fan, but Whatsapp has a set of useful features that will benefit you. The messenger has been around for quite some time and has consistently kept up in popularity over the years. There sure must be a good reason to that!

We explore a few practical advantages of Whatsapp that makes the app worth downloading for everybody.

Free International Messages

Thanks to the booming telecom sector, most of our phones are blessed with free SMS packages locally and nationally. The international text messaging, however, costs a few bucks. Whatsapp bypasses national boundaries to give you free instant messages from your smartphone devices across borders. There are times when you need to convey a short piece of information without making a call or writing an email – texting through Whatsapp provides an excellent medium to do the same in a really fast, easy and cost-effective way.

Broadcast Messages

Just like the “Send to All” option on most SMS platforms, you can send the same message instantly to multiple contacts on Whatsapp; only at much higher speeds and much lower costs. You can create groups within your Whatsapp contacts list and send messages simultaneously to all members of the group very conveniently.

Quick and Hassle-free Media Sharing

Creating MMS and attaching media files onto emails is something your smartphone permits you to do – Whatsapp, however, makes the process phenomenally neater. Instant photo, music and video sharing are one of the most appreciated features of Whatsapp. Personally, every time I click a photo of a product in a store and instantly send it over to a contact on Whatsapp for their validation, I can’t help marveling at the wonders technology has brought around in our lives!

Status and Display Picture Updates

Writing statuses and putting up display pictures on Whatsapp is a great thing, especially for those who cannot find time to log in to their social media accounts too often. It adds personality to your Whatsapp persona.

Free and Unarguably low-cost Usage

Android users can download Whatsapp for free and use it for a year without any additional fee.The data usage by the app is also very little, thereby making it a cost-effective way of sending text and multimedia messages.

Amazing Emoticons

Whatsapp has a large range of cute emoticons to help you express a variety of moods and situations.

The best part of it all is that you do not need to spend any extra time trying to maintain your profile on Whatsapp. All you need to do is download this sensible app, put up a photo of yourself from your mobile, and start using the platform for texting people as and when required (don’t worry about your friends and acquaintances about not being available on it, because, well, most of them are!).

Dr. Khushbu Pandya is the first person in Gujarat & India to initiate and successfully complete her Doctoral study in Social Media field. She has worked in academics and industry both and then started her own consulting and training firm to help brands and professionals achieve their social media goals. More about her is documented at


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