There are many reasons why someone would want to ditch text messaging.
Not only fewer people are using SMS these days, but there are many alternatives to text messages that are for free. One of them is WhatsApp. It’s a messenger app than can be used in smartphones and works the same as SMS and even a whole lot more. WhatsApp is equipped with special features and services that you can’t find in traditional text messages, especially now that the app has been updated to add features to make way for a more seamless communication between you and your friends.
Does Not Cost a Penny to Send a Text
SMS is costly, especially if you like to chat nonstop with your friends every day and then there’s the issue of having an overcharged billing to think of, and not to mention if you’ve run out of credits, you won’t be able to send a message to your friends. With WhatsApp, none of these will be your problem. Sending a text over WhatsApp is free and you can use it as many times in the day as you want. The app makes use of Wi-Fi or 3G connection so you don’t have to worry about extra charges on your monthly bill.
Ability to Join Group Chats
There are many things that you can’t achieve in text messaging and one of them is to have a group chat. You can send a single text to a group of people but their reply will only be read by you, unless they send the same reply manually to the others. Group chat is easier in WhatsApp. You can start a group conversation with your friends and everyone can participate in it. WhatsApp’s group chat can also be customized as you can add or remove a participant from the group, change the subject, and even choose a group icon.
Send International Texts for Free
You can chat with your friends from anywhere in the world using WhatsApp without the burden of having your bill skyrocket. WhatsApp allows you to send free messages to anyone, no matter where in the world they are. The two of you just have to be using WhatsApp to send free messages to each other. Now, you don’t have to send a long email to someone who’s out of the country just so you can tell him about your day, you can simply do it using WhatsApp.
One-time Log In and Receive Offline Messages
Even after you’ve closed the app or you have not turned on the notification for WhatsApp, you will still be able to see and read the messages you missed. Even when your phone is turned off or you’re offline, WhatsApp saves your messages and you will receive them once you’re online and got an internet connection. Unlike other IMs, WhatsApp doesn’t need to be logged in or out. Once you installed the app on your device and logged in your phone number, you won’t need to worry about being logged out from another device – you’re always logged in on WhatsApp.