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WhatsApp Messenger

Simple. Personal. Real Time.

Version: 2.17.5

Program available in: English

Program license: Free

Program by: WhatsApp Inc.

Works under:Android

WhatsApp Messenger is an Android app developed by WhatsApp Inc. (650 Castro Street, Suite 120-219 Mountain View, CA, USA, 94041). Others apps created by WhatsApp Inc. are: WhatsApp Wallpaper.

WhatsApp Messenger first became available on 10 Mar 2015. WhatsApp Messenger has been awarded with the "Top Developer" badge. It is estimated that WhatsApp Messenger has been downloaded between 1000000000 and 5000000000 times from the Play Store.

WhatsApp Messenger 2.17.5 requires the following permissions:

Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.

Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.

Allows applications to access information about networks.

Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.

Allows applications to connect to paired bluetooth devices.

Allows an application to broadcast sticky intents. These are broadcasts whose data is held by the system after being finished, so that clients can quickly retrieve that data without having to wait for the next broadcast.

Required to be able to access the camera device.

Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

Allows an application to install a shortcut in Launcher.

Allows applications to open network sockets.

Allows an application to modify global audio settings.

Allows applications to perform I/O operations over NFC.

Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.

Allows an application to read from external storage.

Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

Allows applications to read the sync settings.

Allows applications to read the sync stats.

Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.

Allows an application to receive SMS messages.

Allows an application to record audio.

Allows an application to send SMS messages.

This permission is no longer supported.

Allows access to the vibrator.

Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.

Allows an application to write the user's contacts data.

Allows an application to write to external storage.

Allows an application to read or write the system settings.

Allows applications to write the sync settings.

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