I order to ensure business professionals continue to use the device, it has added several different applications to its lineup, including WhatsApp. This application works on different BlackBerry devices, including the Z10, allowing users to communicate with people all around the world, without the common overage charges of international texting. With the WhatsApp Messenger, any user has the capability of communicating and using the application for free.
In order to download the WhatsApp application for the Blackberry Z10, it is rather straight forward. The user needs to open up the BlackBerry World application on the device in order to gain access to all of the different links available to them. The WhatsApp application is available under “Popular Apps”, although it can also be downloaded by typing in the “WhatsApp” name into the search field. It is a free application, so it does not require any sort of additional information or material to use it or to download it. Once the user locates the app, they just need to press the “Download” button and it is going to start to download directly to the device.
Once the download is complete and it has finished running through the automatic install feature, the user needs to select the WhatsApp Messenger icon to load it onto the screen. It is going to ask for a phone number, which the person needs to type in the BlackBerry Z10‘s number. A number must be integrated into the service, otherwise it is not possible for the application to send or receive messages. From here, the user should check off the option box when asked if they want to search for other contacts who use WhatsApp. After selecting this, the application scans through the saved contacts in the phone and associates any contact of a user who has the application directly into WhatsApp. This way, the user can automatically see who they are able to connect with and send messages to through the newly installed and downloaded app.
The WhatsApp Messenger works in a similar way to other instant messenger and text messenger services. There is a paperclip icon that allows the user to send over images and video. They just need to press the paperclip and the application opens up a window on the screen, showing off all the current videos and pictures saved on the device. They can then choose which piece of media they wish to send.
One of the nice features regarding the WhatsApp for BlackBerry is that it shows both when the message has been received by the other person’s device and when the person has read it. A single check mark under the message indicates the recipient’s device has in fact received the message. A second check mark appears when the person has opened up the conversation with the new message. This way, the user of WhatsApp always knows when the message is accepted.