WhatsApp is a messaging application available to download for free to certain Nokia phones, as well as other major smartphone platforms. Whatsapp revolutionized messaging applications by sending instant messages, pictures, video, and audio messages over an internet connection, rather than relying on the user’s data plan, which has saved WhatsApp users a lot of money in data overage fees. Its simple design and user friendly features have made it the most widely used messaging app globally. Perhaps the best feature of all is that there is no limit to how many messages can be sent, and no limit to where they can be sent. For people who have family members, friends or business partners in other countries, this is huge; WhatsApp allows users to send unlimited international messages for free, just like domestic messages.
WhatsApp is primarily supported by smartphone platforms like Android, iPhone and Blackberry. Nokia users really lucked out when WhatsApp developed support for older Nokia S40 and S60 models that are not smartphones. If you have a Nokia S40 or Nokia S60 phone, you can download WhatsApp for free and use it just like smartphone users can, but your installation process will be slightly different from that of a smartphone.
Requirements to Download WhatsApp on Nokia
Before we get to the procedure for downloading WhatsApp for free to your Nokia phone, we need to make sure your specific Nokia is supported by WhatsApp. Supported devices include:
Nokia S40 Series: Asha: 201, 205 Chat Edition, 206, 208, 210, 230, 300, 301, 302, 303, 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 500, 501, 502, 503, and 515.
Nokia C3-00, C3-01, X2-00, X2-01, X3-02, and X3-02.5.
Nokia S60 Series: Symbian: C6, C7, E6, E7, X7, 500, 600, 603, 700, 701, and 808.
S60 5th Edition: 5230, 5233, 5235, 5530, 5800, C5-03, C6, N97 and N97 mini, X6, X5-01, Samsung i8910 Omnia HD, Sony Ericsson Satio, Sony Ericsson Vivaz and Pro;
S60 3RD EDITION: 5320, 5630, 5700, 5730, 6110, 6120, 6121, 6124, 6210, 6220, 6290, 6650 fold, 6700, 6710 Navigator, 6720, 6730, 6760 Slide, 6790 Surge, C5, E5, E51, E52, E55, E63, E66, E71, E72, E73, E75, E90 Communicator, N76, N78, N79, N81 regular and 8GB, N82, N85, N86 8MP, N95 regular and 8GB, N96, Samsung GT-i8510, Samsung GT-I7110, Samsung SGH-L870, Samsung SGH-G810, and Samsung SGH-iNNN.
(Note: Nokia S60 users, make sure your operating system is one of the following: Symbian^3, Symbian Anna, or Symbian Belle)
You also need to have an unlimited internet data plan on your Nokia device.
How to Download WhatsApp for Nokia
Once you’ve confirmed that your device meets all requirements, Nokia S40 users: use the web browser on your Nokia phone to go to www.whatsapp.com/s40/ . Nokia S60 users: go to www.whatsapp.com/nokia/ using your phone’s web browser. You will be able to download WhatsApp for free directly to your phone from this page. Then follow any prompts or instructions on your Nokia phone to install and setup your WhatsApp account. WhatsApp will automatically search your phone’s contact list and add any WhatsApp users to your WhatsApp contacts list, and you can add contacts manually whenever you want. Now your Nokia WhatsApp download is complete, and you can start sending unlimited messages, pictures and videos to your contacts for free for the first year (after that, just $0.99 per year for the same unlimited services).
WhatsApp for Nokia and PC
One of the cool new developments from WhatsApp is the ability to use the application on your home computer or laptop, and sync all of your messages between both devices. This new WhatsApp Web is supported for Nokia S60 and Nokia S40 Single SIM EVO, as well as other smartphone platforms (excluding iOS, at the moment).
If you would like to download WhatsApp to your PC and sync it to your new WhatsApp account on your Nokia, you can do this in just a few easy steps. First, use your computer to visit https://web.whatsapp.com, where you should see a QR code. We’re going to scan the code from your Nokia phone by accessing the WhatsApp menu and selecting “WhatsApp Web” (Nokia S60 users, tap “menu”; Nokia S40 users, swipe up from the bottom of the WhatsApp screen to open the menu). This will open the QR scanner. Just point your Nokia’s camera at the code on the computer screen to scan the code, and your computer will begin to download WhatsApp Web automatically and synchronize with your mobile version.