How to set up and use WhatsApp on an Android phone

With WhatsApp you can chat, share pictures and videos and make free voice calls to your family, friends and contacts in any part of the world. Below are the steps to set up and use WhatsApp on your Android phone.

Use WhatsApp on an Android phone

Unlike other online services, you cannot create a WhatsApp account with your email address because WhatsApp Messenger verifies its users via phone numbers. So make sure you have an active phone number that you can use to create your WhatsApp account.

In general, most people use their mobile phone number to create a WhatsApp account. However, you can also create a WhatsApp account without a mobile number or active SIM card by using a workaround described in this article: How to use WhatsApp without a phone number or SIM card.

Download and install WhatsApp on Android Phone

Follow the steps below to download the latest version of WhatsApp from Google Play Store and install it on your Android phone.

1. Open Google Load game on your Android phone.

2. Search for WhatsApp in the Google Play Store and tap WhatsApp Messengerr as it appears in search results.

Search for WhatsApp in the Google Play Store

3. Then tap To install to download WhatsApp on your Android phone.

Install WhatsApp Messenger on Android phone

4. On the next screen, tap Accept to give WhatsApp access to your contacts, photos and others (see image below).

Provide WhatsApp access to contacts on Android phone

5. Once you tap Accept, WhatsApp Messenger app will start downloading on your Android phone.

6. After WhatsApp is downloaded on your device, you will see an option to open WhatsApp. Tap on Open.

Open WhatsApp on Android phone

7. Next you will see WhatsApp welcome screen, tap Agree and continue to convey your agreement to the WhatsApp Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (see image below).

Accept WhatsApp terms and conditions on Android phone

8th. On the next screen, select yours countryGive her phone number and tap Next.

Check your phone number on whatsapp android phone

9. Once you provide your phone number, WhatsApp will text a six-digit verification code to your phone number.

10 On the next screen, enter the six-digit number verification key as received from whatsapp.

Verify WhatsApp on Android phone

Don’t close the screen or try to change the phone number if you haven’t received the verification code via SMS. Just wait five minutes and tap call me Possibility to get the verification code via the automated WhatsApp call system.

11. On the next screen, enter yours Surname and tap Next.

Provide WhatsApp profile name on Android phone

You can also upload a profile picture and return to your profile at any time to change your name or upload a different profile picture.

Invite contacts to WhatsApp

Once activated, WhatsApp will automatically search the contact list on your Android phone and add contacts to your WhatsApp account (those who are on WhatsApp).

In case some of your contacts are not on WhatsApp, you can send them an invitation to join WhatsApp by following the steps below.

1. Open Whatsapp on your Android phone.

2. Next, tap the contacts tab from the top menu.

Contacts tab in WhatsApp on Android

3. On the contact screen, tap the green Invite button next to the contact’s name.

Invite contacts to WhatsApp on Android

4. The next screen will open with a canned message ready to send. Just tap it Send to send a WhatsApp invitation to your contact.

Add contacts to WhatsApp

Follow the steps below to add new contacts to WhatsApp (those who are not in your contact list).

1. Open Whatsapp on your Android phone.

2. Next, tap the contacts tab and then tap +Add people icon (see image below).

Add Contacts to WhatsApp on Android Phone

3. On the next screen, enter your new contact’s name, phone number, and other details (if any) and tap Save on computer.

Add contact details to WhatsApp on Android Phone

How to chat on WhatsApp

Initiating a chat with any of your contacts on WhatsApp is easy.

1. Open Whatsapp on your Android phone.

2. Tap the contacts tab from the top menu.

Contacts tab in WhatsApp on Android

3. On the next screen, tap on the contacts Surname who you want to chat with.

4. On the next screen, enter yours news and send the message.

How to make calls with WhatsApp

WhatsApp allows you to make free local, national, and international calls to any of your contacts as long as you’re connected to a WiFi network.

1. Open Whatsapp on your Android phone.

2. Then tap Calls from the top menu.

Calls tab in WhatsApp on Android

3. Now tap on the call icon from the top right corner of your screen.

Call icon in WhatsApp on Android

4. On the next screen, select the Contact you want to call.

5. WhatsApp will start calling your contact phone number.

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