What "whatsapp" to get?

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  1. colyboy

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    A friend of mine is in Spain with his MH and just texted me to suggest I download a "whatsapp" on my Ipad. This is so that he would like to send me photos of his travels, he says sending them via this app costs nothing. Have been looking at the "whatsapp" and there seems to be loads which is the best one to use?

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    you can also voice call your contacts for free using whatsapp using the internet.
     
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    I use WhatsApp. Its a great app .
     
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    It's great and we have different private groups to keep in touch with family and non-family friends etc and avoids putting personal stuff on forums or Facebook.
     
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    There is only one WhatsApp, that's what is is called - WhatsApp Messenger. Built by WhatsApp Inc.
     
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    How easy is it to hack? it is more recently fully encrypted this year. I doubt it can be hacked on an Apple device and I've been using it since day one which must be close to three years.
     
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    as of a month or so back all whatsapp messages are encrypted
     
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    There is a different download for each device and some third party ones that charge a fee for it. Then theres ANDROID versions :ROFLMAO:
     
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    https://www.maikel.pro/blog/how-apts-can-intercept-messaging-apps/
    Had it demonstrated to me on a new install, Sunday, on my own iPhone 5c (iOS updated) - downloaded my chats and contact list

    I have some interesting friends
     
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    You are paranoid :LOL: and the CIA won't be interested in my messages or my contacts
     
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    We use it specially when abroad when we have wifi. Easy to use
     
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    Dumbo me !!! How do I use the whatsapp I have just downloaded from the app store?

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    It is only this week that I discovered a download for my Mac book and it syncs with my phone just by scanning a QR code on my mac screen.
     
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    It needs to be on your phone first too as you need a phone number to tie to the app.
    Then sync the phone to your iPad
     
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    Our family use it dozens of times a day. One big immediate family group, then we have other groups that include the kids boyfriends and girlfriends who are are not yet in the circle of trust :)
     
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    Do you have an apple phone or some lesser piece of hardware :LOL: @colyboy
     
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    My Italian buddy used Viber too but I easily converted him and he was delighted.
    We used it for weeks whilst testing his Truma boiler controller. Many pictures where exchanged in live conversation which largely overcame the language barrier. He has reasonably good English but I have limited Italian. Molto Bene
     
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