Whatsapp App

Additional Information Of Whatsapp Application:

The technical information of the Whatsapp application given below

Application Whatsapp
Type Instant messaging
Author Brain Acton

Jan Koum

Headquarters California, United
Developer Whatsapp Inc
Initially Released on January 2009
Android stable version released on November 10, 2020
iOS stable version 2.20.121
iOS stable version released on November 10, 2020
Compatible OS Android, iOS, kaiOS, Windows Phone, macOS, blackberry OS, Symbian S60
Available in iOS 40 languages
Available in android 60 languages
Type Instant messaging
License Freeware
Website Whatsapp.com
Size for iOS 154.3 MB
Compatible iOS iOS 9.0 and above, iphone
Available Languages English, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kinyarwanda, Macedonian, Malagasy, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russain, Spanish, Swedish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese
Age rating 12+

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Permissions For Whatsapp Application:

The list of permissions that a user has to allow for the Whatsapp application is as given below

In-app Purchases

The app allows purchasing inside the application

Device and app history

The user has to permit the Whatsapp application to read device sensitive data and the internal system state. The application also requires access to the web bookmarks, history and the data regarding the list of running apps.

Cellular data settings

The Whatsapp application requires a permit to access the data regarding cellular data settings to connect with the internet connection.

Identity

Details regarding the identity to find accounts on the device required for the Whatsapp application, it also requires the authentication over to read contact card, modify contact card.

Contacts

The user has to grant the permissions to read device contacts and to modify.

Calendar

The Whatsapp application requires rights to read calendar events and confidential data. Retrieves the calendar events and send emails to guests without owner involvement.

Location

The Whatsapp application consists of a feature of share live location and current location so that it requires the access of approximate location to share the current location. It also requires extra location provider commands.

SMS

For transmission and receiving the messages, the Whatsapp application requires permission to send, receive, and edit text messages.

Phone

The features of audio calls and video calls require access over the call log to read and write them. The user has to provide access to reroute outgoing calls and make calls without user involvement

Photos/media/files

The WhatsApp application supports sharing the multimedia messages; to do this, it requires authentication to read the contents of USB, modify and delete USB contents.

Camera

Access over the camera to take the picture and to record videos

Microphone

To attend the audio call and video call it requires access to the device microphone

Wi-fi connection information

The WhatsApp application can connect with the internet through cellular data or wi-fi connection. To connect with wi-fi, it wants to retrieve the data regarding wi-fi information.

Bluetooth connection information

For sharing the files through Bluetooth, it requires the information regarding the Bluetooth connections

  • Wearable sensors

While using the application, it requires to retrieve the information regarding the wearable sensors

Device ID& call information

To avoid any fake any fraudulent tasks the application receives and store the device ID and also the call information of the device.

Others

The users of Whatsapp application are allowed to read and write the social stream  in the social networks

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