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WhatsApp Messenger Is Currently FREE in the App Store

My favourite cross platform messaging app for the iPhone is WhatsApp Messenger, one of the most popular apps in the App Store. It allows me to communicate with anyone who is using an iPhone, Blackberry, Android, or Nokia device. You can group chat, send pictures, videos, audio, and even share your location.

WhatsApp Messenger is regularly priced at 99 cents, but it’s currently FREE in the App Store. Click here to download! I just spoke with Jan Koum, the creator of WhatsApp and he said this is a temporary promo. Get downloadin’!

Now that’s WhatsApp is free, you can shut up those cheapo friends of yours!

Thanks to Pat O’Brien for the email!

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  • Anonymous

    No single one of these alternate text message solutions are popular enough to be worthwhile, not to mention they lack any real integration into iOS, which isn’t their fault but still presents an issue.

    They are great for the kind of thing most people use Skype for, cheap/free unlimited conversations with people they contact frequently. Besides that usage case, it’s just way easier to send an SMS/MMS.

  • Anonymous

    No single one of these alternate text message solutions are popular enough to be worthwhile, not to mention they lack any real integration into iOS, which isn’t their fault but still presents an issue.

    They are great for the kind of thing most people use Skype for, cheap/free unlimited conversations with people they contact frequently. Besides that usage case, it’s just way easier to send an SMS/MMS.

  • Jenny

    Would Whatsapp charges money for future updates if I install the app for free now (instead of paying $0.99)?

  • Jenny

    Would Whatsapp charges money for future updates if I install the app for free now (instead of paying $0.99)?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    No. If that happens, delete, and re-download if you get the “This update is
    only for paid versions” message.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    No. If that happens, delete, and re-download if you get the “This update is
    only for paid versions” message.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    No. If that happens, delete, and re-download if you get the “This update is
    only for paid versions” message.

  • Casey Callaghan

    Does anyone know how long this promo will be going on for?

  • Casey Callaghan

    Does anyone know how long this promo will be going on for?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    The developer said either a couple days, or weeks…undecided. I’d download
    right away. :)

  • Casey Callaghan

    Ya I was just asking to see how long I would have to persuade my friends to switch to WhatsApp from LiveProfile

  • Jbohn

    It’s not free when I go to it.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    click download it’ll be free

  • Jbohn

    Wouldn’t it say FREE if it were? It says 99cents in itunes.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Strange…the web view shows free, iTunes shows 99 cents. Maybe the promo
    ended already?? ;(

  • Jbohn

    When I clicked on your iTunes link in the article, it said 99 cents for me there as well. But now when I went there again, it says free. However, iTunes itself still says 99 cents.

  • Jbohn

    When I clicked on your iTunes link in the article, it said 99 cents for me there as well. But now when I went there again, it says free. However, iTunes itself still says 99 cents.

  • Jbohn

    When I clicked on your iTunes link in the article, it said 99 cents for me there as well. But now when I went there again, it says free. However, iTunes itself still says 99 cents.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    I’m emailing the developer, will report back.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    I’m emailing the developer, will report back.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    I’m emailing the developer, will report back.

  • Lambert

    Its free in the app store now!! :)

  • Lambert

    Its free in the app store now!! :)

  • Lambert

    Its free in the app store now!! :)

  • Jbohn

    Confirmed, it’s free for me now.

  • Jbohn

    Confirmed, it’s free for me now.

  • Jbohn

    Confirmed, it’s free for me now.

  • Jbohn

    Confirmed, it’s free for me now.

  • Parmishaw

    Great app! They just need to support the ipad again!!!!!

  • Parmishaw

    Great app! They just need to support the ipad again!!!!!

  • Parmishaw

    Great app! They just need to support the ipad again!!!!!

  • http://www.zadig.ca Mario Gaucher

    Those SMS replacement apps are really useful to send text messages with characters like êëèç or any other characters that will make the iPhone switch to Unicode (70 characters max in one SMS)… Because those SMS usually do not go through the inter-carriers gateway…

  • http://www.zadig.ca Mario Gaucher

    Those SMS replacement apps are really useful to send text messages with characters like êëèç or any other characters that will make the iPhone switch to Unicode (70 characters max in one SMS)… Because those SMS usually do not go through the inter-carriers gateway…

  • Dennis

    I can tell from your post that you haven’t used whatsapp yet. It’s the only app on my phone that I couldn’t live without. It has perfectly great integration into the iOS. It makes the built in SMS look dated and boring. 99 cents is a steal, but for free it’s a no brainer!

    Apple will definitely have something like this in the next iOS. Whatsapp is the iPhone version of BBM but better. I have friends that switched from a blackberry to an iPhone because of this app. That’s how great it is.

  • Dennis

    I can tell from your post that you haven’t used whatsapp yet. It’s the only app on my phone that I couldn’t live without. It has perfectly great integration into the iOS. It makes the built in SMS look dated and boring. 99 cents is a steal, but for free it’s a no brainer!

    Apple will definitely have something like this in the next iOS. Whatsapp is the iPhone version of BBM but better. I have friends that switched from a blackberry to an iPhone because of this app. That’s how great it is.

  • gordunramsie

    This app is bloody amazin’. Well done, lad.

  • gordunramsie

    This app is bloody amazin’. Well done, lad.

  • Ss

    FML . paid for it yesterday !

  • Vdeleo

    whatsapp is not as good as everyone makes it out to be

    there is still a delay when connecting (no delay for BBM)
    there is still a considerable transfer time when sending pics and audio notes (much smaller transfer times for BBM)
    the user interface is not as slick and user friendly as liveprofile (although I am not a big fan of liveprofile either)

    i don’t understand all the hype about whatsapp and definitely don’t agree that it is better than BBM

  • Anonymous

    WhatsApp >>> LiveProfile

  • Sanjaya Kevin

    I didn’t download few times ago. Now I want to download and it’s not free anymore. Does anyone know when will whatsapp messenger be free to download again?

  • Sanjaya Kevin

    I didn’t download few times ago. Now I want to download and it’s not free anymore. Does anyone know when will whatsapp messenger be free to download again?

  • Mukund Goel94

    when will it get free again ??

  • Lutus76

    please help me,,,:) it is not free

  • http://www.zadig.info Mario Gaucher

    Euh.. Buy it?!?

  • Pal

    Is this not available in Canada anymore?? I’ve just updated my iPhone and I can’t download it! it says it’s not available… I had lots of contacts that i dont want to loose!! HELP! please!!

  • http://www.zadig.info Mario Gaucher

    It will be available shortly…

    Whatsapp was removed from the app store last week because of a security bug… An updated version was already submitted to Apple… I suppose that it should be available again within a few days…

  • Kabinshahi

    I m trying to free dwnld since yestdy but didn’t work. Want to buy it but no service in my country in Nepal.

  • Pal

    Thx, It’s up and running now! and still free!! :D

  • http://www.zadig.info Mario Gaucher

    i see it at 99¢ on my side…

  • Fanny

    Yea . It isn’t free .:((

  • Cesar

    can i tex with my friends in other country and no charge messaging roaming for that just data ,am rogers operator

  • Sohini

    Its not free

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Check the date of the post, Sohini.

  • Bosii

    Halo

  • shaz

    its free to install
    but after 14days
    you have to pay