WhatsApp Messenger For Android


Category: 
Chat
Status: 
Production / Stable
License: 
Unknown

WhatsApp uses a customized version of the open standard Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). Upon installation, it creates a user account using one's phone number as username (Jabber ID: [phone number]@s.whatsapp.net). WhatsApp software automatically compares all the phone numbers from the device's address book with its central database of WhatsApp users to automatically add contacts to the user's WhatsApp contact list. Previously the Android and S40 versions used an MD5-hashed, reversed-version of the phone's IMEI as password, while the iOS version used the phone's Wi-Fi MAC address instead of IMEI. A recent update now generates a random password on the server side.

WhatsApp is supported on most Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Nokia, and Windows smartphones. All Android phones running the Android 2.1 and above, all Blackberry devices running OS 4.7 and later, and all iPhones running iOS 4.3 and later. However, some Dual SIM devices may not be compatible with Whatsapp, though there are some workarounds for this.

Multimedia messages are sent by uploading the image, audio or video to be sent to a HTTP server and then sending a link to the content along with its Base64 encoded thumbnail (if applicable).
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