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Download WhatsApp for FREE on any device (latest version)

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In this article we are going to explain how to download WhatsApp for free for Android, iOS or any other device. But before that, we will do a quick review of the history of WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging apps in the world since smartphones exist. WhatsApp Messenger is a free software that launched its first version in January 2009 and it has achieved millions of downloads in all the countries of the world since then.

In February 24, 2014 Facebook announced the acquisition of WhatsApp for $19billion.

WhatsApp statistics

In this graph of Statista, updated in July 2018, we can see that WhatsApp is the most used messaging app in the world with a total of 1,500 million active users per month.

WhatsApp can be downloaded for free free for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, Windows and Mac. In this article we will show you how to download and install WhatsApp for all the most used devices.

Download and Install WhatsApp for free for Android

At the end of this section you will find a link to download WhatsApp for free, for your Android. If you are interested in the installation process, we will also explain how to follow the usual procedures to download and install WhatsApp on Android from Play Store.

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To enter the Play Store we have to click on the icon on our screen. Then, we have to click on the top bar and write  the word “WhatsApp”.playstoresearch

Once we have searched for WhatsApp, we will see that a list of results appears. In this list we will see a lot of apps that contain the word WhatsApp. The official app that we want to download is called “WhatsApp Messenger” and it is usually the first option. One way to verify that it is the original, is to see that just below the name of the app appears the name of the company: WhatsApp Inc.

We can click on the name to see more information and user reviews or we can click on the “install” button to start the installation directly.whatsappinstall1

If we have clicked on the name, we will see a page with the button to install it, but we will also see a description of the app, user reviews, screenshots…whatsappinstall

Finally, when we have installed it, we will see the WhatsApp icon on the desktop of our Android device.

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When we open WhatsApp for the first time, we will have to follow the steps indicated for the installation. We must choose the name that will be shown to other users who do not have our mobile number saved. Moreover, we will have to upload a profile image. Finally, we will have to verify our mobile number. To do so, we will enter our phone number when the application asks us and then we will receive an SMS with a code, which we will have to enter in the app to complete the validation.

Link to download WhatsApp for FREE for Android

Download and Install WhatsApp for free for iOS

At the end of this section you can find a link to download WhatsApp for free, for your iOS. If you are interested in the installation process, we will also explain how to follow the usual procedures to download and install WhatsApp for iOS from the App Store of our iPhone.

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Once we have accessed the App Store, we have to click on the search section (see image below – the icon at the bottom right)
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When we are on the search screen, we have to write “WhatsApp” in the search engine. We will see that many results appear, but we have to look carefully and above all, click on the correct one. WhatsApp Messenger is usually the first one on the list and we just need to click on “GET” to start downloading the app. However, if we want to see more information about this app before downloading it, we can click on the name of the app.  

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If we click on the name to see more information about WhatsApp, we will see a screen like the image below. As it is shown there, we will be able to see screenshots, user ratings and a description of the app, among other things. To proceed with the download from here, we will only have to click on the “GET” button.

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Once we have downloaded WhatsApp, we will see the icon on the main screen of our iPhone which means that we already have the WhatsApp installed on our device. Then, we just need to click on the WhatsApp icon and follow a few simple steps to have our WhatsApp ready to be used.

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The first thing we will be asked to do is to create a username and to upload a profile image.  This username will be shown to the users that talk to us but don’t have our phone number saved in their contact list. Finally, we will be asked to verify our phone number. To do this, we will have to enter our mobile number. Then, we will receive an SMS with a code which we will have to enter in the app to complete the validation. Once this process is finished, we will be ready to start chatting with all our contacts. 

Link to download WhatsApp for FREE for iOS

Download and Install WhatsApp for free for Windows

Downloading and installing WhatsApp for Windows is very easy and fast. We only have to access the WhatsApp website from our browser and go to the “Download” section. Once there, we will have to choose our version of Windows in the column on the right. For example: “Windows 8 and higher (64-bit version)”.

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Once downloaded, we will have to go to the Windows folder where the downloads are saved and run the WhatsAppSetup.exe file.whatsappsetup

Once installed, we will see the WhatsApp icon on our Windows desktop and if we click on it, we will open WhatsApp. When we open it for the first time, we will need to perform the following steps to complete the setup.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Tap Menu or Settings and select WhatsApp Web.
  3. Point your phone to this screen to capture the code.

WhatsApp Setup

Once the previous process is finished, we can start chatting with our contacts.

Link to download WhatsApp for FREE for Windows

Download and Install WhatsApp for free for Mac

To download and install WhatsApp for Mac we have to access the App Store from the application that is installed by default on our Apple computer. We can access it from the application bar (Dock) or from Spotlight (cmd + space) by typing “App Store”.

Spotlight App Store

App Store icon in Dock:Dock App Store

Once in the App Store, we will have to access the search engine and search for “WhatsApp”.

  1. In number 1 (see image below), we can see how we searched for WhatsApp in the search bar.
  2. In number 2 (see image below), we click on the official WhatsApp app.

Download WhatsApp

Once we have selected the official WhatsApp app, we will access the page to download for free. In this page, we will have to click the “Get” button (number 3 – image below) and then again the same button that will have changed the name to “Install App”.

Get WhatsApp App Store

Next, we will see how the installation of WhatsApp begins for our Mac and once it is finished we can find the WhatsApp icon in the “Launchpad”. Then, we just need to click on the icon to open the app. 

WhatsApp Installed

This is what we will see the first time we open WhatsApp on our Mac after having downloaded it. Basically what we have to do is follow the steps that we see in the image:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Tap Menu or Settings and select WhatsApp Web.
  3. Point your phone to this screen to capture the code.

WhatsApp Setup

Once we have scanned the QR code, we will be able to see all our previous conversations and we will be able to chat with all our contacts from our Mac app.

Link to download WhatsApp for FREE for Mac

Now that we know how to download WhatsApp for free in any of the main operating systems, we can start chatting  with all our contacts who also have the app installed.

For a few years now, WhatsApp offers us a secure communication system because it encrypts all our conversations. Therefore, it is very difficult for someone to spy on us without physical access to our mobile device.

We hope that this post has been helpful and that you already have WhatsApp installed on your devices for free. Finally, we encourage you to write your comments (questions, clarifications, thanks …).

Download WhatsApp for FREE on any device (latest version)
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Laia Sanahuja

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