How to Send Free Text Messages with WhatsApp
Download WhatsApp for your phone. The app is available on its website and in the iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace.
- WhatsApp does not sell advertising so users have a clean messaging experience, but that means that they charge a small fee for using the app. iPhone users pay $1.99 to download the app, while other phones can download the app and enjoy a one-year trial for free. After that, there is a $0.99 subscription fee for using WhatsApp.
Launch the app from your smartphone. Follow the onscreen prompts to create a WhatsApp account that will be linked to your phone number. Allow WhatsApp to sync with your Contacts to message people you know with ease.
Start a chat, which is the equivalent of a text message. View your contacts and tap on their name to start a chat.
Type your message and send, the check mark on your message means your message has been sent.