Have you heard about this?  WhatsApp is among the most popular messaging apps.  The app boasts more than 1 billion users in 180 countries, offering a combination of text messaging with the ability to send everything from photos and videos to documents.

There are other cool perks too, such as the ability to make video and voice calls.  But as with any app where you are sharing information, there are pitfalls to consider if you're a concerned parent with kids who use WhatsApp.  USA Today has all the latest information.