Revisado el Wednesday, 10 de May de 2023.
WhatsApp is one of the most famous instant messaging applications in the world, being used by more than 2 billion people in more than 180 countries. This app was originally released in 2009 for iPhone and iPad, but is now available for most operating systems.
This application has a wide variety of functions, both in terms of communication and privacy control. Therefore, WhatsApp not only allows you to contact someone anywhere in the world, but also offers several options to ensure the safety of its users.
WhatsApp features and functions
Some of WhatsApp’s features include the following:
- Send up to 30 photos at the same time.
- Disable read confirmations.
- Create groups or group chats with up to 512 members.
- Hide last connection time.
- Send broadcast messages to up to 250 contacts.
- Make group video calls with up to 8 participants.
- End-to-end encryption.
- Share videos up to 16 MB.
- Voice messages.
- Make voice calls.
- Share documents in different formats, such as .pdf, .docx, .rar, among others.
- Send GIFs.
- Configure temporary messages to disappear after 7 days.
- Set the speed of voice messages.
- Upload statuses, whether they are texts, images or videos.
- Real-time location sharing.
- Delete messages.
- Send Stickers.
- Dark Mode.
- Share documents up to 2GB in size.
- React to messages with any emoji.
- Create Messenger Rooms with up to 50 participants.
- Add contacts via QR code.
- Delete message for all chat participants after 2 days
Note: with each new update, new functions are added to the list.
How to install WhatsApp for iOS?
First download the corresponding .IPA file from our web site by clicking on the following button.
Then get some tool, such as Cydia Impactor, that allows you to install the app on your iPhone or iPad from your computer. Then, you will only have to follow the steps detailed below:
- Connect your iOS device to the computer and open the Cydia Impactor.
- Find the WhatsApp .IPA file, drag it to the tool and drop it.
- Enter your Apple ID and password.
- Automatically, the program will do the rest and you will only have to verify and install the app on the device.
Advantages of WhatsApp for iOS
Some of the positive aspects of WhatsApp are:
- It features end-to-end encryption to protect conversations, both chats and calls.
- You have a wide variety of options to configure the privacy of your account and account data.
- You only need a person’s phone number to contact them no matter where they are.
- You do not need a username or login to access the app’s services.
Disadvantages of WhatsApp for iOS
As for the not so positive points of this app, the following can be mentioned:
- Requires Internet connection to function properly.
- Some data usage charges may apply when using the application.
Despite its popularity, in the past WhatsApp presented serious problems in terms of some security issues. The first incident occurred in 2011, when some users’ data were exposed to theft. Since then, several media have reported that communications through this app are insecure.
In 2012 a hacker was able to breach the app’s servers and expose several security issues. In 2014 the German privacy regulation office advised against the use of WhatsApp. Two years later, end-to-end encryption was implemented. At present, the app has not presented any more failures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Because we are committed to providing the best service to our users, here are some of the most common questions related to WhatsApp:
What is the cost of WhatsApp?
This is a free application, although some charges may apply for mobile data usage. This is because WhatsApp requires an Internet connection to send messages or make calls.
Is WhatsApp secure?
Yes, although there have been problems with the security of the platform in the past, nowadays users’ data and the information they share through this service are safe.
Can my account be penalized?
If you have violated the WhatsApp Terms of Service it is possible that your account will be banned, but depending on the severity of the issue it may be temporary or permanent. For more information, click on the following link.
Download the WhatsApp app for iPhone and iPad and get in touch with anyone around the world.