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So you’re new to the world of mobile data messaging and keen to know how to install WhatsApp. Look no further, as we show you the sterps to install it for all the key devices you need. Be that your smartphone, laptop or desktop PC. Let’s get you up and running so you can set up to messaging friends, colleagues and family.
One of the key things about WhatsApp is that you can have it across multiple devices too, to synchronize your chats. So we’ll cover the key information you need to know about that functionality too. Read on for all the information you need on installing WhatsApp.
How To Install WhatsApp: Step-By-Step Guides
How To Install WhatsApp on Android
Let’s get your Android smartphone set up with the below.
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Terms of Service
You will need to accept the Terms of Service. Locate and open the app and accept these after reading them.
Now you can register your phone number, which WhatsApp needs to function on a phone.
Restore Chats and Enter Name
If you have previously used WhatsApp on your phone number you can restore saved chats to the phone.
With a successful install of WhatsApp you can then enter your name in the ap to start using it.
How To Install WhatsApp on iOS
The steps for installing on an iOS phone are not too dissimilar!
Apple App Store
To install WhatsApp on your iPhone, open the Apple App Store app on your phone and search for ‘WhatsApp’.
Then select ‘Get’ to download and install the app either via mobile data or WiFi.
Terms of Service
To complete the install of WhatsApp on iOS, read and agree to the Terms of Service and register your phone number.
Restore and Enter Name
Should you have previous chats from a different or older phone you can resotre them now. Or you can just enter your name and begind using WhatsApp on your iPhone!
Install WhatsApp on PC or Mac
Want WhatsApp on your computer? Follow the steps below.
Download the WhatsApp application from the Microsoft Store (.exe file for PC), Apple App Store (.dmg file for Mac), or you can go to the WhatsApp website.
Grab the download for your computer, but keep in mind that you need to be using either Windows 8.1 or newer, or macOS 10.11 or newer.
Other operating systems can use the WhatsApp Web app at ‘web.whatsapp.com’.
Open the downloaded file and simply follow the prompts to install WhatsApp on your Windows PC, laptop or Mac.
Now you have WhatsApp installed, you can start messaging on your computer!
How do I install WhatsApp on my phone?
If your phone is Android or iOS (an iPhone) check our step by step guides on how to install WhatsApp on your phone. The processfor each is very simple and in a few minutes you can be all set up.
How To Install WhatsApp – Final thoughts
Now you know how to install WhtsApp, and it’s not too tricky to do if you follow the steps above. Be sure to follow the guide that is right for your device, and ensure that if you install on a computer your Windows or Mac is up to date and able to support the WhatsApp application.
- On PCGuide we’re looking at the key errors people see using WhatsApp too – like the 403 error code.