How to activate WhatsApp

You changed your cell phone and you don't know how to activate WhatsApp in the new terminal without losing the license data? Has your WhatsApp account been blocked and you don't know how to access the service again? Are you new to WhatsApp and don't know if you have to pay a subscription to use the application? Whatever your problem, know that you have come to the right place at the right time.

Below you will find all the information you need to carry out the first WhatsApp renewal, transfer the license data from one device to another (or from one number to another) and unlock your account in the unfortunate event that it is blocked. of the system. These are extremely simple procedures to complete, so I would say ban the talk and get right to the point. Identify the problem related to your WhatsApp account, among those listed below, and implement the instructions that I am going to give you.

TO UPDATE: Since the end of January 2016 WhatsApp is a free application. Payment of a subscription is no longer necessary, so the instructions regarding the renewal of the license that you find below should be considered obsolete.

How to activate WhatsApp for the first time

If your WhatsApp subscription is about to expire and you don't know how to renew it, go to the menu with the adjustments of the application (in Android you can access by pressing the icon with the tres puntos you see in the upper right), select the items Account> Payment Information on the screen that opens and choose one of the available plans: 1 year (€ 0,89), 3 years (€ 2,40) o 5 years (3,34 euros).

At this point, press the payment button at the bottom (eg. Portfolio Google on Android) and confirm your wish to renew your WhatsApp subscription by pressing Add to cart. If you do not want to use the default payment method (the credit card associated with your mobile phone), press price of the subscription you see in the upper right (eg. 0,89€ ), select the item Payment Methods in the menu that opens and select one of the available options: PayPal, telephone credit (only with SIMs. Wind) or discount code. Easier than that?

If you prefer, you can also send yourself a link for WhatsApp payment by e-mail y run the transaction through the PC (using PayPal). You can find all the details about this procedure in my guide on how to pay WhatsApp from your PC.

How to reactivate a WhatsApp account

You bought a new mobile phone and you want to know how to activate WhatsApp So as not to miss your conversations and, above all, the payment of the subscription to the service? No problem.

WhatsApp identifies users by their phone number, so even if you change mobile phone you don't have to worry: if you haven't also changed your SIM, when you install the application on your new mobile phone, the system will automatically recognize and restore it. all data related to your license. .

However, to restore the conversations, you need to copy the backup files from the old phone to your mobile phone and confirm the restoration of the chats as illustrated in my tutorial on how to reinstall WhatsApp.

Do you want to transfer the WhatsApp license from one number to another? This can also be done. Launch the app on the mobile phone with the above number, go to the menu Settings> Accounts and select the article Change the number from the screen that opens.

So press the button Venga which is in the upper right and enter the two numbers involved in the procedure. Passing of the subscription data will take place almost instantly.

Unlock locked WhatsApp account

Has your WhatsApp account been blocked and you no longer know how to access it? Don't worry, the last word is yet to be said.

If when you open the application you see a Countdown 24, 48 or 72 hours, your account has probably been temporarily blocked as a result of the use of unofficial clients or other applications that violate the terms of use of WhatsApp (for example WhatsApp Plus ). In this case, all you have to do is uninstall these apps from your phone and wait patiently for access to the service to be restored.

If you find the message on the WhatsApp home screen Your number is not authorized to use our service the situation is more serious: your account has been indefinitely "banned" for violating the rules of the service and there is no way to solve the problem.

Your only hope is to contact the WhatsApp staff at the email address [email protected] and I hope their reasons are heard. To learn more about this, read my guide on how to reactivate WhatsApp.