21 – WhatsApp


Not just a a personal messaging app, its broadcasting and group functionalities make it a valuable communication tool

Website: whatsapp.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Download app

Rankings in the previous surveys: 

2021: 10 2020: 10 2019: 14 2018: 12 2017: 13 2016: 13 2015: 21 2014: 83
2013: 86 2012: – 2011:  – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments on WhatsApp in 2022

“Rapid contact with several groups”

“Best tool to communicate with people from all around the world free” Event Coordinator, Denmark

“It connects me instantly to my PLN” Sheridan Webb, Learning Community Manager, UK

Previous comments on WhatsApp 

“One can never stop using this tool. Anytime, anywhere at your fingertips and very easy to use.” JP, E-Learning Specialist, Suriname, 2021

“An easy way to catch up with close contacts one-on-one without disrupting their days. Has become more essential with family and friends too during the pandemic.” Shai Desai, Australia, 2021

“So my friends still no I’m alive and kicking!” Lili ten Berge, Animation Editor, Netherlands, 2021

“Fast easy way to communicate and collaborate” Roberto Galvez, Corporate Services Director, Indonesia, 2021

“WhatsApp makes it fun to informally keep in touch with my colleagues around the world. It helps keep our relationships strong.” Training Manager, Switzerland, 2020

“A good tool for engaging older students in interactive discussions about class topics.” Sara Carlesimo, web designer/teacher, France, 2020

“Easy tool to keep in contact with the students” Sami S, Principal lecturer in Physics in university of applied sciences, Finland, 2020

“Excellent to exchange references and information with a group of people that share the same interests” Nira, Learning Consultant, Brazil, 2020

“Communications and collaboration. Everyone has it so no learning curve. Good for project teams.” Learning Designer, UK

“I do use a number of communication tools but WhatsApp has become the essential one for me for interacting with individuals – clients, colleagues, friends and family.” Jane Hart, 2020

Quick Guide to WhatsApp

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use WhatsApp for teaching, training, learning and development.

Individuals make good use of WhatsApp as a text messaging and video call tool to keep in touch with other individuals as well as groups of colleagues, students, friends or family

In the workplace and education WhatsApp’s use can be extended to provide a platform to support teaching and learning in a number of ways.

WhatsApp groups support

    • communication with students/trainee and teachers/trainers
    • group formation and collaborative work.
    • virtual group training meetings
    • a text messaging course

WhatsApp broadcast group announcements support notifications to groups of students and trainees.

Here’s a video explaining 6 ways to use WhatsApp in Education

Here’s a video showing how to create a lesson in WhatsApp (or Telegram)

Further resources

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