WhatsApp Messenger APK

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Download WhatsApp Messenger APK Version Varies with device

Version code: 205516003

Developer: WhatsApp Inc.

Released: 2014-09-30

Updated: 2020-12-03

Permissions

Location
Precise location (gps and network-based):
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power..
Approximate location (network-based):
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are..
Storage
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage:
Allows the app to write to the USB storage..
Read the contents of your usb storage:
• Allows the app to read the contents of your USB storage..
Phone calls
Read phone status and identity:
Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call..
Directly call phone numbers:
Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation..
Personal information
Modify your contacts:
Allows the app to modify the data about your contacts stored on your device, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific contacts. This permission allows apps to delete contact data..
Read your contacts:
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your device, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge..
Read your own contact card:
Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others..
Accounts
Find accounts on the device:
• Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the device. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed..
Add or remove accounts:
Allows the app to perform operations like adding and removing accounts, and deleting their password..
Read google service configuration:
• Allows this app to read Google service configuration data..
Create accounts and set passwords:
Allows the app to use the account authenticator capabilities of the AccountManager, including creating accounts and getting and setting their passwords..
Use accounts on the device:
Allows the app to request authentication tokens..
Network
View wi-fi connections:
• Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices..
Full network access:
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet..
Control near field communication:
Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers..
Connect and disconnect from wi-fi:
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks..
Change network connectivity:
Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity..
View network connections:
• Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected..
Receive data from internet:
• Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage..
Microphone
Record audio:
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation..
Other
Read call log:
• Allows the app to read your device's call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without your knowledge..
Send sticky broadcast:
• Allows the app to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Excessive use may make the device slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory..
App information
Retrieve running apps:
Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device..
Run at startup:
• Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the device and allow the app to slow down the overall device by always running..
Camera
Take pictures and videos:
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation..
Messages
Receive text messages (sms):
Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you..
Send sms messages:
Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation..
Effects on battery life
Control vibration:
• Allows the app to control the vibrator..
Prevent device from sleeping:
• Allows the app to prevent the device from going to sleep..
Hardware controls
Change your audio settings:
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output..
Install shortcuts:
Allows an app to add shortcuts without user intervention..
Uninstall shortcuts:
• Allows the app to remove shortcuts without user intervention..
Sync settings
Read sync settings:
• Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account..
Toggle sync on and off:
Allows an app to modify the sync settings for an account. For example, this can be used to enable sync of the People app with an account..
Read sync statistics:
• Allows an app to read the sync stats for an account, including the history of sync events and how much data is synced..
Bluetooth
Pair with bluetooth devices:
Allows the app to view the configuration of Bluetooth on the device, and to make and accept connections with paired devices..

Additional information

Update on
2020-12-03
Package name
com.whatsapp
Author
WhatsApp Inc.
Version name
Varies with device
Installs
5.000.000.000++
File size
32.638.661 bytes
Requirements
Android Varies with device+
Get it on
Content rating
Rated for 3+

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