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WhatsApp Messenger lets you text for free with extra features (pictures)

WhatsApp Messenger has only a few more useful features than regular text-messaging apps, but makes it easy to add locations, voice memos, and other information with a simple in-app menu.

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Useful location info

Quickly send your location to a friend that will show up right in the chat window.
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Great location tools

When your friend receives the location, he can touch it to bring up a full map with optional satellite and hybrid views.
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Voice and contact info

You also can quickly record and send an audio clip or send contact information without ever leaving the app.
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Extras to include

As in other texting apps, you can add photos or video, but WhatsApp also lets you send audio, contacts, and location with the press of a button.
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Audio screen

Touch an audio message and you can play it, share it, and view all media from a specific contact in this window.

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