WhatsApp

How to use this important app

What We Use WhatsApp For
  • When you need to communicate with Rome Abroad, use WhatsApp (email is fine too)
  • Introducing you to your host family
  • Group chat for everyone in the Rome Abroad program
  • Making weekend trip plans with other Rome Abroad Travelers
  • Keeping in touch with your host family
  • TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS so you can keep responses timely

Important Benefits of WhatsApp
  • Message friends and family for free
  • WhatsApp uses WiFi (or data if WiFi isn't available) to send messages and make calls
  • Reply to messages earlier in the thread (swipe right on a message to do this)
  • You can create group chats for specific weekend trips, or just for people in your city

WhatsApp Features
  • Texts

  • Vocal messages

  • Video calls

  • Group Chats

    • Group chats can have 256 people

    • You can name group chats

  • Customize notifications
  • See when your messages have been delivered and read
  • Share photos and videos 
  • You can also send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows and more (up to 100 MB)
  • Check out the features online 

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