Worldwide, WhatsApp is arguably the most popular messaging application. Most smartphone users depend on it for text, photo, audio and video messaging and free calls, especially when staying in touch with loved ones who don’t live in the same country. WhatsApp messenger has many useful features and provides updates to keep up with the ongoing evolution of the internet and smartphones. It is available for nearly all operating systems (OS) of the most widely used devices. One of the most prominent OS is Android, which is used in most of today’s best devices, such as Samsung, Nokia, HTC, LG, Sony, and much more.
Downloading WhatsApp messenger for Android:
You can find the WhatsApp messenger application in the Google Play Store. You can type the name of the application in the search box, and when a list of applications appears, tap on the WhatsApp messenger icon and choose “Download”. Wait for the download to be complete then start the application.
When your phone asks you for permissions to install, tap “Next” until you see the “Install” button, and then tap “Install”.
Wait for the installation to be completed, and then choose “Done” or “Open”, depending on your device. Now, the installation is complete and you will find the WhatsApp icon on your smartphone’s desktop.
After completing the installation, open the application and choose “Agree and Continue”.
To verify your account, you will have to choose your country, enter your mobile phone number and make sure to be within the coverage area so you can receive the verification code.
You can choose to get the verification code via SMS message or a call. Sometimes sending an SMS is not possible, so you can choose to receive a call to get the code. After entering the verification code, installation is successfully completed.
Choose a profile photo – this photo will be seen in your conversations with your friends on WhatsApp. Choose a name and remember that your friends will see this name when they get a notification of your message.
WhatsApp will automatically add all your friends who are using it by searching through your phone’s contact list, so you don’t need to add them manually. You can block any of the contacts later if you don’t want them to be able to contact you, and you can unblock anyone whenever you want.
WhatsApp is being updated every now and then, sometimes new features are added to make it more practical and easy to communicate with others.
Profile: this is where you can change your photo, name and status. This is public information that others can see about you.
Account: here you can deactivate your account. If you change your phone number, you can change it here so you don’t lose your conversations.
Chats and calls: here you can change the background (wallpaper) of the chat, turn on or off saving the images and videos you receive to your phone’s media gallery, backup your chats, choose to auto download the media you receive using wi-fi or cellular network. There is an option to make the data used during a WhatsApp voice call lower.
Tap on the name of the person you would like to send a message to, and the conversation page will open. You can type your message or choose an emoticon/emoji and tap send. One check mark means your message is sent, two marks means it is delivered, and when they turn blue, it means the message has been read.
You can record an audio message by pressing and holding the microphone icon on the right to the typing box. If you lift your finger off, the message will be sent. If you swipe your finger to the left the recording will be deleted.
To share a file, tap the attachment icon on top of the screen. You can share an image, a video, an audio file, a contact details and your location.
On the top of the screen, there is a call icon, which you can tap on to make a free WhatsApp voice call.
In the right-hand corner of the screen, there is a “…” icon; if you tap on it, a list will appear where you can see your friend’s info, see all the media you shared in this conversation, and change the wallpaper of the chat.
You can delete, copy, forward, and star any message in the chat by tapping on it.
The instant messaging application WhatsApp is the most popular application of its kind on the planet. With WhatsApp, you can send and receive messages, share pictures, video and other media files, and share your location with your friends and family. You can even make free voice calls! WhatsApp makes it very easy to stay in touch without paying any overage bills by using your Wi-Fi connection whenever possible to send and receive information; if you’re not connected to Wi-Fi and your settings allow it, WhatsApp will use your mobile data so that you never miss a message. One of the really useful features of WhatsApp is the group message option; you can maintain a conversation with up to 100 different contacts, and it is a very reliable way to exchange messages with more than one friend at a time.
WhatsApp for iOS
Apple may be the most famous electronics company, and arguably one of the most famous corporations in general. Despite the comparatively small number of mobile devices it manufactures (compared to Android phones, for example) It controls the largest share of mobile market. Apple mobile devices, like the iPhone and iPad, use the iOS operating system. And if you have an iPhone, downloading WhatsApp is extremely easy and simply involves you going into the App Store and installing it just like any other application.
Using WhatsApp on iPad would be a very exciting experience, with a bigger keyboard that would make it comfortable to write and type messages, and a larger screen to read them and see the picture and video files that your friends have shared with you.
The problem with the iPad devices is that WhatsApp is only supported on mobile phones; not only does the application require a phone number verification, but it’s a smart app that can check the identity of the device you are using. But don’t worry! You can still enjoy WhatsApp on your iPad, it just takes a little workaround. Installing WhatsApp on your iPad is easier than you might expect, and you won’t even need to jailbreak your iPad. You will need to have your PC or Mac computer and an iPhone handy.
Install WhatsApp for iPad
To download WhatsApp on your iPad, first power up your laptop or desktop computer (Mac or Windows are both fine). Then, open the iTunes store on your computer (in case you don’t have it, you’ll need to download it from the Apple website and install it). In iTunes, search for “WhatsApp”, and once you find it, download it to your PC or Mac; this operation is important to get the WhatsApp.ipa file, which is the file extension that your iPad (and iPhone) reads to run applications.
In Windows, go to C:\Users\Your Username\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications\
For Mac: ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes, or simply type WhatsApp in you explorer search bar.
Then, copy the WhatsApp file to the desktop.
Now we will need another tool called iFunBox, which you can download from the web. Once you’ve finished installing it,open it and connect your iPad to your computer so iFunBox can detect it. Select “iFunBox Classic”, where you can see your iPad. Now click the button that says “Install App”; browse and select the WhtasApp.ipa file that you copied to the desktop earlier. The application will be installed on your iPad, but the process is not finished yet; you still need to activate it, and if you launch it right now you will see a sign that your device is not supported.
If your iPad isn’t jailbroken, you’ll need the computer again as well as an iPhone that doesn’t have WhatsApp installed on it. Open iFunBox again, install (or reinstall) WhatsApp on the iPhone and use the number that you want to use with iPad to activate it. Disconnect your iPad and connect your iPhone to the computer, and when iFunBox detects it, go to “Classic” where you can see the connected devices and you should see “Apps” displayed. Choose “WhatsApp”, select the folders “Library” and “Documents” and copy them to desktop, and finally disconnect your iPhone and reconnect the iPad.
From iFunBox Classic, choose your iPad, then click “User Applications”. Select WhatsApp and copy the folders that you copied to your desktop to iFunBox apps folder.
Congratulations, you just tricked WhatsApp into thinking your iPad is an iPhone! You can disconnect your iPad and launch WhatsApp and get started chatting.