Chat with Wikipedia through WhatsApp [Guide]

You can now use WhatsApp as a search Engine.


Well guys, today we’ll guide you on how to chat with Wikipedia via Whatsapp on your Android phone or the iPhone. Of course you guys already know all about Whatsapp and Wikipedia, however incase you aren’t familiar, WhatsApp Messenger is a messaging app available for Android, Apple and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi) to message and call friends and family, so you don’t have to pay for every message or call. In addition to that, you can send photos, videos, Voice Messages, share your location, exchange contacts, set custom wallpapers and notification sounds, email chat history and broadcast messages to multiple contacts at once. The foremost advantage of using Whatsapp over cellular texting is that there are no charges for sending WhatsApp messages internationally/locally.

On the other hand, Wikipedia is a multilingual and web-based encyclopedia which provides openly editable content, free of cost. Wikipedia is a jointly written by a huge number of anonymous contributors who provide their services without any charge. Thus, anyone with an Internet connection can write and make changes to Wikipedia articles which are not restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism. Note that users can contribute anonymously or with their real identity.

Now you’d definitely want to chat with such organisation to ask them for information on different topics. Fret not, because you’ll learn to do that in no time.

Step one: Create a contact with the name “Duta” and number “+919043005490”.

First of all, you’ll need to open the ‘Contacts’ app on your iPhone and tap on the ‘+’ icon on the top right corner. There, in the ‘First Name’ tab, write “Duta”. After that, add the number “+919043005490” in the respective field followed by saving the contact.


For those who haven’t heard, Duta is basically an automated bot, with the help of which you can get access to many features including Live Indian Currency Conversion, Funny Jokes,
Hindi News (Aaj Tak, DivyaBhaskar), Gujarati News (Akila), English News (Google News), Random Quotes, Wikipedia and Cricket Score. Note that this bot works via popular mobile messaging apps, including WhatsApp and Telegram. In addition to that, it must be mentioned that Duta is an Indian invention, thus is mainly focuses on interests and services particularly of users residing in India.

Step two: Create a new group in Whatsapp and add Duta in it.

Now you need to open Whatsapp messenger in you iPhone and add a new group with the name ‘Wikipedia’. Next what you need to do is add ‘Duta’ in the newly created group.

Step Three: Chat with Wikipedia

After you are done with the above mentioned two steps, you can now search anything by written the word/phrase/sentence in the chat box. Moreover, you can use different functions like searching for news or for a word’s meaning.

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Pros and Cons of the automated bot, Duta

The Duta bot delivers many amazing features, but unfortunately it comes with some drawbacks too. Lets look into the Pros and Cons of Duta. This bot is actually the first automated WhatsApp bot which comes with some eye-catching features and services. The main advantage being its rapidness. Apparently the bot responds with an answer within a very short period of 2 seconds, after you send it a message.

However, the external links which are sent by the bot every now and then are modified by adfly network. Considering the fact that adfly is banned by different browsers, including Google Chrome, no external links can be accessed by most browsers, especially news updates. In other words, this facility comes with spams, no one would prefer opening an ad link to read a news article if he/she has to wait for several seconds in order to skip their way to the actual page.


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