How do I get the WhatsApp Messenger app on my Samsung Galaxy device?

Downloading the WhatsApp app

Follow these steps to install the WhatsApp Messenger app on your Samsung Galaxy device.


At the moment, WhatsApp has only made the app available on devices running Android 2.1 or later, and devices that are able to receive messages or calls during the verification process.


WhatsApp does not officially support Wi-Fi only devices.

Please note: if you have trouble with an app we recommend contacting that app's developer. Third-party applications are not supported by Samsung. Visit the WhatsApp website for a list of their FAQs.

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
Tap Apps
2 Touch Play Store
Select Play store app
3 Enter "WhatsApp" in the search bar at the top and then touch WhatsApp in the pop-up auto-suggest list.
Use Google Play Search bar
Search for Whatsapp
4 Touch Install

Note: you will need to have enough spare memory on your device. You can clear space on your device by deleting apps you don't use or by moving them to an SD card.

Select Install button
5 Touch Accept
Tap Accept
6 Touch Open once it has installed and the app will open, presenting you with the log in screen.

(You can either do this by pressing the pop-up notifying you that Whatsapp has installed, or it will now be available on the screen after you tap Apps)

A notification message indicating WhatsApp app installation completed will follow
WhatsApp app icon will be placed on the home screen

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