Whatsapp Messenger is the most popular instant messaging app in the market today. Now a part of the Facebook ecosystem, Whatsapp offers multiple functionalities to users including the ability to create and talk in groups, host video calls, send media and enjoy end to end conversations across the platform.

Whatsapp started off as a simple free to use ‘Instant Messaging’ app, which soon rose to popularity and eventually ended up replacing the standard messaging app on our phones. Recently, Whatsapp also rolled our business-centric features, including a Whatsapp for business app, making the product a versatile and must-have app on all smartphones. Today, Whatsapp is the most downloaded messenger and is available as a free download on iOS, Android, and even PCs.

If you are new to the Whatsapp platform or are still trying to figure out how to get started, then this article is for you.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to download and install Whatsapp on all major platforms.

Case 1 – Android Smartphone.

Step 1. Open the Play Store on your Android Smartphone.

 

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Step 2. In the search bar, type in Whatsapp Messenger.

 

 

Step 3. Tap on the genuine Whatsapp Messenger app.

Alternatively, you can Click Here to head to the download page.

 

Step 4. Tap on the ‘Install‘ button to start the download and installation process on your device.

 

 

Step 5. In the setup screen, enter your registered mobile number.

 

 

Step 6. On the next screen, enter the unique One Time Password you received for verification.

 

The Whatsapp Messenger is now downloaded, installed, and ready to go on your Android smartphone.

Case 2 – iOS Device

Step 1. Open the App Store on your iPhone.

 

 

Step 2. In the search bar, type in Whatsapp Messenger.

 

 

Step 3. Tap on the genuine Whatsapp Messenger app.

Alternatively, you can Click Here to head to the download page.

 

Step 4. Tap on the ‘Get‘ button to start the download and installation process on your device.

 

 

Step 5. In the setup screen, enter your registered mobile number.

 

 

Step 6. On the next screen, enter the unique One Time Password you received for verification.

The Whatsapp Messenger is now downloaded, installed, and ready to go on your Android smartphone.

Case 3. Whatsapp Web/Whatsapp for PC and Mac

Step 1. Open the web browser on your PC/Laptop.

Step 2. In the URL bar, type in https://web.whatsapp.com

 

 

Step 3. This will open the web version of Whatsapp and you will see a unique URL code displayed on-screen.

 

 

Step 4. Open the Whatsapp app on your smartphone.

 

 

Step 5. Open the Whatsapp Settings.

 

 

Step 6. In the Settings window, tap on the ‘Whatsapp Web‘ option.

 

 

Step 7. Scan the Whatsapp Web QR code displayed on your PC, using your smartphone.

 

 

Step 8. In a few moments, you will see your WhatsApp profile cloned on your PC/Laptop.

You can now use your Whatsapp Messenger account on your PC. This is very useful when you don’t have access to your smartphone and you want to use your Whatsapp account to interact with your contacts.