WhatsApp App

The technical information regarding the WhatsApp application is as given below

Name of the application WhatsApp
Type of application Instant messaging
Developed by Whtasapp Inc
Founders Jan koum,Brain acton
Operating system that is supported Android, iOS, kaiOS windows,
Number of voters 53345737
number of downloads 1,000,000,00-5,000,000,000
Released on January 2009
iOS version 2.20.11
iOS beta version 2.20.20.17
Android version 2.20.11
Android beta version 2.20.14
Supported operating system Android, iOS, kaiOS, windows, macOS
Website WhatsApp.com
Latest update on 23 January 2020

App Permissions

  • Permissions That Need To Be Granted For WhatsApp Application:
  • The following is the list of permissions that need to be granted for the WhatsApp application.

Phone:
To call the phone numbers directly the application has an authority to

  • Read the identity and the phone status
  • Read the call log

Photos/Media/Files:
To share the media files in your device the application need to retrieve the access over

  • Read the contents of USB storage
  • To modify or delete the content that are stored in the USB device’s storage

Wi-Fi connection Information:
To run the application it need to know the information regarding Wi-Fi as to

  • View Wi-Fi connections

Contacts:

The information regarding the contacts in your device need to be retrieved the application. The permissions that need to be granted for the WhatsApp application regarding contacts are

  • Find accounts on device
  • Read contacts
  • Modify contacts

Identity:
The Identity of the device need to be retrieved and this application will also access regarding identity are

  • Read contact card
  • Find accounts on device
  • Add account or remove account

Location:
WhatsApp application will retrieve the location of device. The permissions that need to be granted regarding location are

  • Approximate location
  • GPS and network based

Storage:
WhatsApp need to retrieve the permissions over storage to

  • Read the contents of USB storage
  • To modify or delete the contents of the USB storage

Device and App History:

The WhatsApp application will have information and permission regarding the device and app history. The permissions that are retrieved

  • Retrieve running apps
  • Read sensitive log data
  • Retrieve system internal state
  • Read web bookmarks and history
  • Retrieve running apps

Cellular data setting:

The WhatsApp application will work with cellular data or Wi-fi so that this application requires the access over the cellular data.
Calendar:
WhatsApp application will access the permissions over the calendar on your device and the information that is retrieved from calendar is

  • Read calendar events and confidential information
  • Add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owner knowledge

Wearable sensors/activity data:

This WhatsApp application allows the sensors as heart monitor rate to provide all the periodic updates on activity levels

Microphone:

The WhatsApp application retrieves the access over microphone to

  • To record audio

Camera:
The application has a feature to take audio, video, photo in the application so that it requires the access to

  • Take pictures
  • Record Videos

SMS:
The WhatsApp application will ask permissions regarding SMS to

  • Receive text message
  • Send SMS message

Others:

The other permissions that ne dot be granted for the application are

  • Read sync statistics
  • Receive data from internet
  • Pair the device with bluethooth devices
  • Change network connectivity
  • Run at startup
  • Full network access
  • Read google service configuration
  • View network connections
  • Change audio settings
  • Install shortcuts
  • Modify system settings
  • Read sync setting
  • Use account on the device
  • Connect and disconnect from wifi
  • Prevent device from sleeping
  • Toggle sync on and off
  • Create account and set passwords
  • Uninstall shortcuts
  • Control near filed communication
  • Send sticky broadcast
  • Control vibration

WhatsApp App Download

Whatsapp is a platform that allows the users to share unlimited messages and media sharing as audio, video, photos, and contacts with the network as the medium. This allows the users to share the live location for a particular period with a maximum of two hours period.  In WhatsApp application, you can trace the last seen of your contacts and then you can see whether your message is read by the receiver or not.

The two blue ticks represent that the message is read by the receiver and a single grey color tick represents that the message is saved in the WhatsApp server. The two grey color ticks represent the message is reached to the receiver from the server.

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