The instant messaging application WhatsApp has rapidly become the most popular messenger app on the planet. Aside from having a good, intuitive design and all of the capabilities you would want from such an application, WhatsApp has gained a following because of its unique use of a wifi connection to send and receive messages. What this means is that you don’t have to worry about going over your allotted SMS text messages or pay for an expensive unlimited plan, and you don’t have to worry about using up your mobile 4G or 3G data, which also tends to be expensive (WhatsApp will use mobile data if wifi is disabled or not available). As long as there is a connection available, WhatsApp can send instant messages, picture messages, video and audio messages, and even make voice calls, and it can send them to virtually anywhere in the world, with no extra fees or complications for international messages and calls. That’s what makes it truly indispensable for people who travel a lot and need to contact their loved ones at home, or for people who have friends and family living overseas.
The best part is, installing WhatsApp is totally FREE, and the first year of unlimited service is free as well. After the first year, you’ll get the same unlimited service for only 99 cents per year, making it much more economical than unlimited data plans. So, if you want to join the 800 million people currently using this great application, you’ll need to know how to install WhatsApp.
Install WhatsApp for Android
If you have an Android smartphone, you will install WhatsApp using the same method you use to download and install other applications. For Android devices, the easiest way to install apps is through Google Play Store. You can go to the Play Store on your phone, and search for “WhatsApp”, and then just tap on the first result to go to the detail page. Tapping the “install” button will begin the WhatsApp download, and once the download is finished the installation is pretty much automatic. You will have to go through a couple steps to set up your new WhatsApp account, but other than that, your WhatsApp installation is finished. If you’re reading this on your Android phone, you can go directly to the WhatsApp page in the Play Store by tapping this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsapp
Install WhatsApp for iPhone
To install WhatsApp onto your iPhone, you will follow the normal procedure for downloading and installing applications. Go to the App Store in iTunes, and search for “WhatsApp”. Tap on the WhatsApp icon to see options, and then select “install”. The download will begin and after it finishes, you’ll just need to go through a few steps to create your new WhatsApp account. If you are reading this article on your iPhone, you can also go directly to WhatsApp in the iTunes store here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/whatsapp-messenger/id310633997?mt=8
After installing WhatsApp, you will need to enter your mobile phone number, which will be verified automatically since your WhatsApp account will be linked to this number. Now find a wifi connection and start enjoying unlimited free messages with WhatsApp!