We have decided to discuss in this post how to download Whatsapp on Android and iPhone. Whatsapp which is also known as Whatsapp Messenger is a freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP service owned by Facebook, Inc.
It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media. So if you want to download Whatsapp on your Smartphone, kindly follow the below steps.
How to download WhatsApp on Android
Requirements: you need an Android version above 2.3.7 and Android 2.3.3 or later to download WhatsApp. You also need to be using a phone, rather than a tablet
There are two ways to download WhatsApp. One is to open Google Play, type 'WhatsApp' into the search box and look for 'WhatsApp Messenger' by 'WhatsApp Inc'. Tap 'install' and your download will start immediately, then after downloading it will start installing all you have to do is to wait for it to appear on your phone.
Another way to do it is to go to https://www.whatsapp.com/download/ on your phone’s browser. This will redirect you straight to the Google Play Store listing, where you can just tap 'install'.
Once it’s installed, launch it, accept the terms and conditions, enter your phone number so the app can verify it, and follow any other steps, which may include restoring from a back-up if you’ve used WhatsApp before.
How to download WhatsApp on iPhone
Requirements: you need iOS 8 or later for WhatsApp to work.
For you to be able to download WhatsApp on an iPhone, simply open the App Store, then type 'WhatsApp' into the search box and it should appear. The full name of the app is 'WhatsApp Messenger' and it's made by 'WhatsApp Inc', so make sure that you’re downloading the right one.
Once you’ve found it, tap 'Get' and the download will start immediately.
Alternatively, you can go to www.whatsapp.com/download/ in a browser on your phone and you will be redirected to the App Store listing.
Once it’s downloaded, launch it and follow the simple setup instructions, which include accepting the terms and conditions and verifying your phone number (which simply involves entering it and waiting for a text message).
If you’ve previously used WhatsApp and have a back-up of your data then you’ll also be asked if you want to restore this.
Then you’ll be ready to start messaging.
How to download WhatsApp on Windows
If yoou want to get WhatsApp for Windows, kindly go to whatsapp.com/download and hit the ‘download for Windows’ button.
Once it’s downloaded, open the WhatsApp.exe file to install it, then follow the instructions, which involve launching WhatsApp on your phone and scanning a QR code (with the scanner found under Menu > WhatsApp web in the WhatsApp phone app). This will then link your phone’s WhatsApp up to the computer.
NOTE: that this therefore requires WhatsApp to also be installed on your phone and for the two to stay connected.
If for example you turn your phone off, then the Windows version won’t be able to function until you turn it back on. You also need Windows 8.1 or above to use WhatsApp.
You can also use this method to Update your Whatsapp Messenger to the latest version. Whatsapp is also available on PC. Use the above method to download and install Whatsapp on your PC and Laptop.