WhatsApp Messenger APK

Version 2.20.18 - com.whatsapp
Last updated: 2020-01-28 12:55:37

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WhatsApp Messenger apk

APP Information

Download Version 2.20.18 (453154)
Apk Size37.61 MB
App DeveloperWhatsApp Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up
App Packagecom.whatsapp.apk
Website http://www.whatsapp.com/

Download WhatsApp Messenger 2.20.18 APK

App Description

WhatsApp Messenger is whatsapp,communication, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.22 by 27437 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit WhatsApp Inc. website who developed it. com.whatsapp.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.20.18 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than WhatsApp Messenger APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 198497573+ times on store. You can also download com.whatsapp APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

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WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.


• NO FEES: WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family, so you don't have to pay for every message or call.* There are no subscription fees to use WhatsApp.

• MULTIMEDIA: Send and receive photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.

• FREE CALLS: Call your friends and family for free with WhatsApp Calling, even if they're in another country.* WhatsApp calls use your phone's Internet connection rather than your cellular plan's voice minutes. (Note: Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details. Also, you can't access 911 and other emergency service numbers through WhatsApp).

• GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group chats with your contacts so you can easily stay in touch with your friends or family.

• WHATSAPP WEB: You can also send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer's browser.

• NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: There's no extra charge to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends around the world and avoid international SMS charges.*

• SAY NO TO USERNAMES AND PINS: Why bother having to remember yet another username or PIN? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS, and integrates seamlessly with your phone's existing address book.

• ALWAYS LOGGED IN: With WhatsApp, you're always logged in so you don't miss messages. No more confusion about whether you're logged in or logged out.

• QUICKLY CONNECT WITH YOUR CONTACTS: Your address book is used to quickly and easily connect you with your contacts who have WhatsApp so there's no need to add hard-to-remember usernames.

• OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your notifications or turn off your phone, WhatsApp will save your recent messages until the next time you use the app.

• AND MUCH MORE: Share your location, exchange contacts, set custom wallpapers and notification sounds, broadcast messages to multiple contacts at once, and more!

*Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details.

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App ChangeLog

  • • Reply to new messages right from notifications
    • Tapping the quick camera button in a chat lets you pick a photo or video from your camera roll
    • Pick from a set of solid colors for your chat wallpaper
    • Quickly archive, delete, or mute multiple chats at once. Just tap and hold a chat in the chats tab and tap on other chats to select them.
    • Format text in your messages by surrounding your text with special characters: *bold*, _italics_, or ~strikethrough~

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

Since recent update, constant fight to send video. It worked excellent before and now...total 180. This is the reason I supported it to begin with. I can't do that anymore in a fiscal or technological way with any conscious. Skip it folks. I have sent in ticket and all I get is more and more questions back. No fixes forthcoming I can see.

Overall this apps is very good! But when android user post photos on WhatsApp status, why the pictures are not sharp enough🤔? Eventhough we used high pixel camera but when we post on status, the quality are not same! 🥺If we compare to ios devices, the photos are very sharp, and the quality of the pictures is same as shot being taken when they post on their WhatsApp status🥺 please fix it!

The higher the contact the lower the app efficiency, I spend hours updating status most time, if you can give a uption where we can delete status updates of pole we don't ever want to see again it will be better instead of mute. And in the main time can u create select all option for status updates we want to mute or block finally from showing up. Thank you

Hacked account and can't get back in. Friend sent a message and I unknowingly responded. Later found out that her account had been hacked. Despite this my contacts are being called and getting messages. If they respond their account is hacked too. Never had a problem before. Very disappointed!! What is going on??

This app is great. It's amazing having to text and call for free. The only reason I didn't give it a five is because 1, you can't add more then 4 people on a call. That is kind of annoying when your in a group and everyone is online. 2, when making a profile picture, it would only let you use half of the picture, not full. It's very annoying when you want to use the full picture and you can't. Other then that, this app is great! I would definitely recommend this app to people!! Thank you!

No.1 messanger app... I want to give one suggestion. Please add filter options for status. Like whenever i want to post status on what's app then i have to find that particular pic or video in my long gallery. So please add some filters when we will post something so that we can find particular Pic or video through folders. I was thinking it should be there. So that easily we can post anything what we wants to post..

First: you can't edit a text you send in a chat. Second: you can just forward a post for 5 person Third: when you forward i.e a video it upload for them again, as in some countries the volume of monthl.y consumption of imternet is limited, it's a big problem. Forth: When you delete a chat before other side seen it, A message send that shows you delete it and it's realy unnecessary.

JUST AWESOME, everything I need and everything I want,... This app solves all my problems. A good mode of communication as well as a good media app. I don't have any other words to describe how beautiful the app is. Its just awesome and beyond the way you expect.

Overall, this app is easy to use . However, some features would upgrade the experience a lot. If WhatsApp could allow users to copy just selected portions of a message and allow users to like messages or to express thumbs down, thumbs down, and ? A message, the app would be better ..

Whatsapp is very important for communication.. I like it so much and really this is very important to our Generation. And one more loss of this app anybody persons contacts, calls finish only type and send your massage. But this app is very useful App. Voice call, video call, SMS chatting All facilities are available in this whatsapp app. Thank you..

Great app. However: testing the BETA version including DARK THEME. Everything seems alright, but it doesn't display in a different colour listened from unlistened audios, while it does display the read receipts. I suggest changing this. Also, what's the search feature in stickers for? No matter what I search, I won't have a result. Maybe make it so it searches the name of the pack and creator when in favorite stickers?

Sometimes fingerprint does not work due to fingerprint sensor panel is in dirt, sweat, or water drop and it is very annoying situation that you can't unlock neither with fingerprint nor with password and it is blocking for some time. Please add option to "unlock with password" also in case fingerprint does not work.

I disabled Group notifications. The settings get reset everytime I restart the mobile. A serious bug that needs immediate attention. Otherwise I will keep the 1 star rating. Also, this App is becoming a tool to spread fake and hateful propoganda by politicians and facist and extremists organizations. Why is Mark Zuckerberg not doing anything about it? Is he part of this dangerous game to divide the people of this world?

Biggest complaint is the app HAS to be opened in order for you to get notified someone is calling and or messaging. This needs to be Fixed!! A walk thru of how to work the app would be great also a way to add people without accessing your phone's contacts.

FAQ Download Features Security FAQ Get in touch Deleting contacts WhatsApp quickly and easily recognizes which of your contacts are using WhatsApp by accessing your phone's address book. To delete a contact, simply delete their phone number from your phone's address book: Open WhatsApp and go to the Chats tab. Tap the new chat icon > Tap the contact > Tap the name at the top of the chat screen. Tap More options > View in address book > More options > Delete. Then, refresh your WhatsApp cont

I don't like it. For me whenever I want to create a new conversation all it sais is to access my contacts but I don't want to do that. When I tap new conversation again it asks me AGAIN to access my contacts I don't know why it insists and I don't know why I can't just right the email or the phone number myself. Hopefully you in the next update you can have a feature where when the pop up asks you to access contacts you have the option to right the email or number myself. Thanks.

I face a problem in whatsapp. Whenever i saw someones status my net connection gets poorer and status doesn't load. Fix that bug.😡 It goes more than a week you didn't fix that bug I am unable to see whatsapp status. Please check it once. When i open my youtube my net connection get strong but whenever i open my WhatsApp status net connection gone 0.01 kb/s. Please fix it

I'm WhatsApp Beta Version User, Recently WhatsApp Beta Version Launched Dark Mode Theme, And It Still Have Some Bugs. I Noticed That, After "End Voice Call" On Whatsapp Beta Version, It Continued Showing The Call Notification In The Notification After Ending The Call. Hope This Helps.... And Get Fixed Soon... !!

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add ability to allowed group admin to delete massages of users for everyone, and hide phone number for people who don't have our number on them phone in the group unless we choose to shared our phone number with them in private chat. Also fingerprint does not work for android 6.0.1 which had a fingerprint ability please fix this issue.

On silent mode my phone is not vibration on incoming calls, while the setting is on default vibration mode, kindly resolve the issue, phone is Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 , usually phone is on silent mode and the screen just lightsup without vibration, thats a bug to be reported...

I want a feature where you can archive group chat forever. I mean everytime a new message come up from this particular group chat, it will pop up again even though i already archive it. Left a group is not an option.

I love this app I am able to to speak clearly with my family in Panama , be there to sing happy birthdays i dont have to spend $50.00 for 10 minutes of conversation with one person at a time. Anyone that is in another country away from family i recommend this app for enhancing their relationships so they dont miss anything.

For some reason my app is not giving the option of theme in the settings all my friends have updated to the dark theme but my app does not even have the option This problem still continues even after updating it to the latest version I think you can give a search box to search the different kinds of settings

Whatsapp have been one of the best messaging app for years. However, kindly work on adding attractive themes users cab change from time to time. That would make it more entertaining and less boring seeing same interface/look allways.

WhatsApp is annoying! It's more than 2 months now i don't recieve a notification that I've a message or a missed call. I've to go WhatsApp to see if there's any new messages. please fix this problem..

Would like to suggest an addition. It would be a lot better if you could add a feature where in we could find d msgs of specified dates and days. It's a humble request that I wish you people could fulfil. Other than that rest all is going good.

Overall having a great experience on WhatsApp, and I like the fact that newer updates fix battery drain issues, focus on making WhatsApp lighter on battery is essential. Hope future updates make it as power efficient as possible.

Very useful app. One of the best applications to communicate with friends. Very good features except the video calling feature lags a bit but overall excellent work.

I'm confused and kinda have problems with the updates, because I think it really look the same as before. nothing new. I've already updated the app but it doesn't seem like there is any difference.

It is very good app but now you add a fingerprint lock it is very good but in this lock all the fingerprint add in the phone is used so please can you make a new update in this you can select the fingerprint that you had to use to unlock the whatsapp . Please make an update for this. In this way whatsapp become more secure.

Its make my life easier, but lately i had a problem with it. I was thinking why when my friend send videos to me, the media doesn't exist in my gallery. Can you someone explain to me?

Unknown caller can call you and it cannot be silent or block. So disturbing because many spam call using whatsapp suddenly without any notice. And u need to block it one by one. Hope whatsapp imporve this. User can have choice to recive call only from contact list

READ IT ! You should add a feature which takes a confirmation from the receive to the enter in a group. In an era of fake news, many people just make some group and spread fake information and as soon as a person try to exit the group, suffers with a manipulative post. Please look into it, otherwise it's a great application.

This is the best app to compare for other app I really happy with this app And really ussed every day But.. i just wand say only one problem video call network is so bad some time when my network is good ... ...is so disappointed to me otherwise thank you WhatsApp....

It's good, but one thing when u search any contact in call logs it will display all the calls but once you open and close any call log it will again come back to home. Screen it think u should think about it

Worst experience in terms of playing a voice message. Actually the screen turns off to black as soon as i play a voice message, and when manually turned on, the screen gets freezes. Fix this, team.

WhatsApp is a very good and useful app. Helps me out with everything. Is very good for texting. I would have rated it 5 stars if it had one thing it lacks which is dark mode. Hope that developers will add dark mode to the app

I'm not able to send camera pictures through the app, it crashes Everytime I try doing this. I always have to go to Google photos to send it (even that crashes WhatsApp sometimes). My device is oneplus 7t.

I like WhatsApp and obviously use it every day. I would just appreciate if one could make status groups as well in order to show status pics to only a specific group of people without having to change the status privacy settings every time.

In status. It takes some time to find whether my friend viewed my status or not by scrolling the list.If search is available in the status then I can able to find easily whether my friend viewed or not.

It's nice app for real time chat, making audio-video calls & sharing pictures and videos. Well, one thing you need to update, dark mode for all version users. I'm using Redminote4 but my phone doesn't support dark theme.

It's hard to use this app on night time/ dark areas. Try to make an dark mode feauture, change the text colors and dim background colors which will make users easier to chat on night time.

This app is amazing ... Although sometimes it doesn't send long videos but over all I have good response over this app ... I think a mobile without Whatsapp is nothing ... Easiet way of communication ...

Excellent application. It is free, brisk and reliable. It is great source of social integration, psychological catharsis, sharing of feelings and entertainment.

Worst bug ever. Im not able to upload my status in my one plus 7pro device...... Im not able to send any images from gallery? Am I the only one who is getting this issue!!!

After updating the phone software to Android 10, unfortunately both the sent and received voice files are played in WhatsApp WITH NOISE, while there is no noise in other softwares while playing them. Please consider. Thanks.

This is awesome application to connect our relatives to us and a best source of communication. But I am requesting for a feature on WhatsApp. I want a feature of notify when online custom or all contacts. Please add this feature to make WhatsApp more best.

Make the changes in privacy setting to add the group as "nobody" it was in last update but in latest update you have removed it. So it is better to make this change again because of privacy.

The new Whatsapp update where when i open the app it shows "Whatsapp from Facebook" is really very annoying. We all know it is owned by facebook and same for Instagram as well. Please make that disappear, its is very very irritating

After the last update, that should have reduced the battery drain, I figured out exactly the opposite. WhatsApp is draining a lot on my OnePlus 6.

Nicest app for communication.. I just wish you added scheduled messaging feature. Please work on some of the stuffs requested by the users. I guess these are the ones which make the app even more interesting.

I think this application freezed in last decade in term of features, interface,.... In compare of other Messengers like Telegram, the only reason to use is because it has a great number of users.

Very useful app but why do some of the messages keep going black? Not that I'm complaining, it looks cool but it's a tad confusing because it's never all the messages

When you unblock someone that other person can't see your stories/status anymore. I have fixed everything on my phone etc permison but the other person can't see it anyways...FIX IT!!!!!!

Well ,this is the most fantastic App. For text messaging, Calling ,Video calling. Five stars are just not enough.

It can be better with more features. I think polls and questionaires can be added to whatsapp. Which will help more in group discussion so can avoid long chats.

It's very efficient... All i need is an option where you can edit status. Prior to making mistakes, spelling or typo error can be corrected.

It would be nice if you guy's could include a dark colour for what's app or some other colours so we can change it.....would love to see my whole what's app black and I can change the colour of the writing....please consider....Dark mode

Why cant we add more than 257 members in a group? I think it needs to be review and team must work to enhance the number of members to atleast 500. Hopefully we will get this feature ASAP.

Great app. I suggest the next update should be the sender being able to see the time the recipient view the message sent. I also think there should be more color choices for worded statues.

Awesome app. Can be used for any common purpose. File sharing, chatting, calling, etc. All required thing at single place

It was good but it should be added one more technology that is when a person hide his last seen so the another person will see his last seen by hiding his own last seen.

Battery drain still present after last update where it was said that it is fixed. Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Android 10, One UI 2, app version 2.20.11

Second to none. I use it over any other messaging app available!! Zero complaints and have been a user for many many years!

Won't let me use emojis in my status/about me? Very annoying. Also, needs to given the the option to let us 'appear offline'. Update: status issue still hasn't been fixed.

I terribly hesitate with its message transferring process. I won't be able to receive messages even it was sent and internet speed is also good, neither the other person receives if so quickly.

I like the new option of dark theme..it's something i love to see officially as soon it is possible..but i have a problem on that..i wanna see it as an option like dark mode..n i insiste on that word "daaaark" like they did on the android 10 ..thank u

This app has so many bugs from last month. When I am trying to share photos, the app crashes.

It's a good app for personal chatting. But it needs more features with every update. Bye the way it's a good app.

This app is great for IOS and Android! You can face time, voice call and text with your friends! 100% recommend to you!

Good with the new update but I think password should be added to compliment the fingerprint so in case the fingerprint sensor mess up U will be able to enter password to unlock.

Whenever a word or pdf file is sent from File Explorer it gets named as Untitled in Whatsapp chat which creates a lot of confusion to the receiver and sender as well.

Not safe, Not cloud base ! No perfect Stickers, no saved gif and Messages, no forwarding , no good internal playing in one word awful! if you have no new idea please copy from Telegram app! It's open source! :)

To clear all the content shown in status...there should be ..icon for clear all status...or block status ...I can clear chat, I can clear call log..but I cannot clear Status...need some improvment

Why the images received long back are not getting opened? The message is coming "sorry this media file appears to be missing. " what's the solution???

Tow-step verification is big proble my friend cheats with me. He using my what's app his mobile but he use my number. I cannot recover my what's app account problem i tow-step verification. Tow-Step Verification is crazy Privacy.

Do not make a copy,either one drops function and you have to keep verifying your phone number everytime you open either one. Lost a lot of conversation time.

There's a problem..it keeps buffering if I reply in notification bar. Even though the msg has sent..and can't write another reply..do something

It awesome we can video call ,call or message and etc .. and this app is so simple to use .its very helpful to message and etc..

Voice calling is often not so good. Parties can often not hear each other. I often do not get notification tones!

I think whatsApp should improve their features. They should add the feature of changing the resolution of video call.So that the communicating entities can regulate the resolution as they want and can save their mobile data.

You should put a mark on the user Profile Picture because it is very difficult to understand who is online and who is not. I have to go to every chat to see whether he/she is online or not.

Hey,the app lacks some capability like edit and delete message after sending,or after unistalling your app you cant acccess to your chats and groups,there're gone!!!!!!!

I used to be able to record a voice note while going through the pictures in that chat and this new version is something else 😭😭😭

Kindly make sure the new features introduced work without any errors especially if it's related to Security/Privacy since the Fingerprint functionality is flawed and it's hit or miss, It sometimes ask for it and sometimes doesn't.

This app was one of the best messaging app I've ever used but recent bugs and glitches are just too much to tolerate. It takes ages to send one message. I can't communicate with anyone or in a group properly. I think I should switch to another app. But again I'd say this app is the best messaging app I've ever used. Developers should fix this asap.

WhatsApp was working perfectly well for me until the previous update, after which there were a lot of a bugs faced by me, not just with the chats but also with the UI. In some conversations, the delivered icon would never turn to the seen icon, even after the other person had seen the message and replied. This problem is still existing, and apparently I am not the only one facing this. I hope the developers take note and fix this issue.

Whatsapp is indeed the best social app. But please you need to create a privacy in which Voice notes will not be automatically downloaded.

Hating new update... Whenever I use another app Whatsapp messages interrupts between it with a big screen over it and this irritates the most. It was better before, please work on it 😣

After the recent update it always shows an extra notification mark on the app. If I get messages from n no. of contacts it shows n+1. Like for one it shows 2 , for 3 it shows 4. I have checked multiple times if I haven't read any message but that's not the case. It's annoying and very much disturbing. Please fix this bug , otherwise it's not a question if it is the best and must have app on a smartphone. Thanks.

Did'nt face any issue since using this apps but my only concern is that if only developers could offer the possibilities to users to customize their app interface with new modern theme option and would be better if it had dark mode enable

Android 10. Sometimes a call appears only for 1 second then no notification, nor sound, nor vibrating. Please fix it

I have identified a possible bug, while on whatsapp video call, if we receive a local call, the individual on the on d video call can hear both sides of the discussion This should not be the case as its breach of privacy.

Nice but only two issue that we can't send messages more than 5 people in one time and there is no dark theme.

This App is very nice, but you guys need to perfect the video and the voice calls. Keep it up you guys are trying. Well done.

Ever since I downloaded this app my phone starts acting wierd and then it says there is no SIM card inserted and kicks me off my phone company network. It still stays connected to what ever Wi-Fi I use but I have to restart my phone every time to get it back to normal. This is the second time I've downloaded this app. Had the same issue the first time. Will be uninstalling yet again

Amazing but can you please add a feacture were you can screen record your screen so if you were doing a game like my friend is playing minecraft on her phone while facetimeing me but I would love to see what she is doing please add this and I will give it 5 stars

I haven't been receiving any messages since last week and network is absolutely fine by the way cause my other apps are working, it's almost like the app stopped working... I've uninstalled and reinstalled it again and again,still nothing, even as I installed it I can't even log in.. It just keeps on saying "unable to connect".

Local backups are the annoying part. If there is not enough storage, the chat will be deleted and restores to the time the last local backup was done and there is no way to access the chats again and the media remains in the phone which is hard to track especially pictures. This has happened to me many times now. Please fix this.

Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,com.whatsapp.apk Was Pure And Safe.

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requires following permissions on your android device.

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.

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.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

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.

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.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

send sticky broadcast
Allows the app to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Excessive use may make the phone slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory.

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.

change network connectivity
Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.

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.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

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.

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.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

control Near Field Communication
Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.

read your contacts
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, 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 the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

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.

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.

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.

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 phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

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.

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.

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.

use accounts on the device
Allows the app to request authentication tokens.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify your contacts
Allows the app to modify the data about your contacts stored on your phone, 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.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

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.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

uninstall shortcuts
Allows the application to remove Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

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.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.

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