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How to install WhatsApp on Android, iOS or PC

WhatsApp is one of the applications that leads communication between people worldwide, allowing you to make audio and video calls, group calls and share files in a massive way with other users around the world. So wanting to download WhatsApp on your mobile or PC will be something you want to do in order to enjoy each of the benefits of this application.

Every day there are more devices compatible with the application, however, unfortunately every day more devices are no longer compatible, because their Operating System is no longer compatible with WhatsApp. Before installing WhatsApp on any of your devices, you must take into account certain technical aspects that are necessary for the proper functioning of the app. 

On Android

Before starting, keep in mind that the installation of WhatsApp on Android requires Android 4.0.4 or higher. If you have recently purchased a high-end device (“smartphones”) this will not be a problem for you, since they already have an Android system superior to that mentioned.

Unlimited internet or mobile data connection is recommended, given the high data consumption when sharing multimedia files, new users are suggested to have an unlimited internet or mobile data plan to avoid being cut off.

Once you are sure that you have these requirements, you can install WhatsApp on your Android device, without any problem. To do this, you must follow the procedure described below:

  1. Download WhatsApp from the Play Store. To do this, you can use the following button:

  • Access the application information and press ” Install “.
  • Wait for the download to finish and the device automatically installs the app.
  • Once the application is installed you must configure it with your cell phone number. With this, the procedure will be over and you will be able to use WhatsApp on your Android device.

    Note : If you do not have access to the application store, you can search the web for a WhatsApp .apk file with which you can install the application on your device. If you want to install WhatsApp in this way, you can doclick here.

    On iOS

    To install WhatsApp on your iPhone you need to have an iOS 8.0 version or higher. Otherwise, you will not be able to use the application on your mobile. Once you have checked the iOS system installed on your device, you can proceed with the installation by following the steps detailed below:

    1. Search for WhatsApp in your app store. To do this, you can use the following button:

  • Press Install and wait for the application to install on your phone.
  • Once the installation is complete, you will need to configure your phone number and other things like profile picture and name in order to use the application.

    On Windows Phone

    As with other smart devices, installing WhatsApp on phones with Windows operating system is a very simple task, and we will teach you how to do it so that you are at the forefront of technology and can stay in touch with whoever you want.

    1. Search for the WhatsApp application from the store. To do this, you can use the following button:
      WhatsApp Desktop
      Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
      Price: Kostenlos
    2. It is only a matter of a few minutes for your app to download and be installed on your device, automatically.
    3. You only need to configure your WhatsApp account to start using it on your device.

    In the PC

    Updates to this application have made it possible to install it on laptops or desktops, as long as the user has access to WhatsApp on their mobile.

    In order to install and use WhatsApp from your computer, it is necessary that you have the application installed on your phone, since this function is possible thanks to the connection between devices through a QR code that is scanned with the mobile camera.

    As already mentioned, WhatsApp for PC (Windows or Mac) only allows you to use the same account that exists on the cell phone. It does not allow you to create a new account, it is only used as an alternative means to facilitate the sending of messages from the computer, creating the same interface of conversations that you have on the mobile and also allowing the sending of files directly from the computer. It does not allow you to make or receive calls.

    To install WhatsApp on your computer, follow these steps:


    To install WhatsApp on your computer you must have Windows 8 or higher. If you already have this requirement, continue reading to learn how to install the application on your computer:

    1. Visit the website and select “ WhatsApp for PC ”.
    2. Download the application’s .exe file (the executable for installation on the computer).
    3. Wait for the download to finish and start the installation from the .exe file.
    4. Once the installation is finished, open WhatsApp from your computer and synchronize the devices, scanning the QR code from your phone. To do this you must open WhatsApp on your mobile> Options (the three points located in the upper right part of the screen)> WhatsApp Web.
    5. Upon completion of the code scan, WhatsApp will automatically open on your PC and you can use it just like on your phone.


    It is important to emphasize that you must have mac OS X 10.10 or later on your computer . With this in mind, follow the steps below to download WhatsApp on Mac:

    1. Download the .dmg file from the website
    2. Once the download is complete, run the whatsapp.dmg file on your computer to begin the installation.
    3. When installed for the first time, the application will ask you if you want to add WhatsApp to your applications folder and to the desktop dock on your computer. You just have to accept this request.
    4. When the installation is complete, you must open WhatsApp and scan the QR code from your mobile device.

    Warning : processors with ARM or Linux operating system are not compatible with this application.

    Install WhatsApp using an Android emulator

    An emulator in a software or program that allows you to install applications or video games on an Operating System different from the original one, for which they were mainly created.

    In simple words, it creates a gap in your Operating System that makes it “apparently” a device compatible with the app you are installing. In the case of WhatsApp, it is used to install the application on your PC without the need to scan a QR code.

    There is a fairly extensive list of emulators that you can use to install WhatsApp on your PC. However, here is a list of some that are considered the best, based on their performance and installability:

    By installing any of these emulators on your computer, you can download and install WhatsApp on your PC, and best of all, you won’t have to scan the QR code from your phone. It is ideal for you if your device is no longer compatible with the latest update or if you have a low-end phone.

    You can create an account on WhatsApp regardless of whether your phone is a Smartphone or not, in the same way you will be asked for confirmation by SMS or call. However, once you confirm your cell number, you can use the application without limits.

    Set up your new WhatsApp account

    Regardless of whether your device is Android, iPhone or Windows, configuring your WhatsApp account is the same in the three versions of the Operating System. The application will ask you for information such as cell phone number, profile picture, name and other things like information for security backup.

    Set up your WhatsApp account by following these instructions:

    1. A bre the WhatsApp application previously installed.
    2. You will find a window welcoming you to WhatsApp, at the bottom of the screen there is a button with the option ” Next “, click on it to continue with the application.
    3. The first thing that will be asked is the phone number with which you will use WhatsApp, select thePrefix looking in the list of countries for the one that corresponds to your location and, followed by this, write your cell phone number in the empty field.
    4. The application will ask you to confirm the phone number you wrote, by means of a code sent via SMS or call.
    5. Once the phone number is confirmed, you will advance to a window in which you will be asked to configure your profile photo and the name that will appear in your information (not a username or pseudonym). Choose wisely what you will write, the best option is your name.

    To configure your photograph you must click on the circle that appears next to the field where the name will go, the application will ask you to choose the source of the photograph, from your personal files or to make a new one.

    Once this process is finished, you can start using WhatsApp and send messages to your contact list.

    Backup settings

    Activating the backup allows WhatsApp to create a backup of your conversations to have them at your disposal when you change devices or reinstall the application again, keeping important information that you do not want to lose.

    To configure the backup or backup in WhatsApp you must choose the Google account (Gmail email) that you will use to store the information, and the period of time in which you want the automatic copy to be made (never, daily, weekly, monthly, only when I touch “save”)

    It will also ask you to choose between saving with mobile data connection or with Wi-Fi only. Since some users store a large amount of information, it is recommended to select the option ” Wi-Fi only “.


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