By default, to use WhatsApp on Android, all you need is WhatsApp app for Android and WhatsApp account.
So, in this post, we will see the steps to:
Install WhatsApp app on Android
Create a WhatsApp account on Android
Without further ado, let’s get started.
Install WhatsApp App on Android
Open App Drawer.
Find and tap the “Play Store” app.
Tap the “Search Box” at the top.
Now, type WhatsApp and then hit the “Search” icon on the keyboard. The first result (WhatsApp Messenger) is the official WhatsApp app.
Tap the “Install” button.
The Play Store will successfully do the rest and notify you once the app is installed.
Create a WhatsApp Account
Keep in mind that you need to verify your phone number while creating a WhatsApp account.
With that said, let’s see how to create a WhatsApp account.
Open App Drawer.
Find and tap the “WhatsApp” app.
Now, you will be in the “Welcome to WhatsApp” screen.
WhatsApp will now ask you to provide some permissions. Provide it.
In the confirmation popup, tap “OK.”
WhatsApp will now prompt you to provide permission to view SMS so that it can automatically detect the verification code.
If you provide permission, then WhatsApp will automatically detect verification code and move ahead to the next step. If you do not give the consent, then you need to enter it manually. In this instance, I am providing permission to view SMS messages.
Now, the WhatsApp will auto-detect the verification code and move ahead to the “Profile info” screen.
Here, you can provide your name and profile photo (optional) as per your choice.
Tap “Next,” and that is all.
You will be in the “Chats” screen of WhatsApp now.