Owned by Facebook and shares your payment information with their parent company.
Does not keep conversations on WhatsApp servers.
Follows COPPA Laws. You must be at least 13 years old to use WhatsApp.
A false sense of security based upon "Anonymous" cloak
Offers live video streaming to virtual strangers
Allows direct messaging
Unable to be monitored
What WhatsApp says, "WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for iPhone and other smartphones."
What SGS says, "While this is a good service for your college-age teen studying abroad (WhatsApp offers free international calling and calling over wifi), if you are concerned your teen trying to make calls without you knowing - we would avoid this app."
Unmonitored live video streaming
Opportunity for exploitation, pornography, sexualization, objectification