How to update WhatsApp

Like all other applications for iPhone, Android y Windows Phone, Whatsapp Messenger It should also be constantly updated to ensure that you have a safe and fully functional version of the app on your phone.

Tell me: are you sure you are using the latest version of the application? No? Just as I imagined it. This is the reason why today I want to offer you this tutorial and illustrate you in detail how to update WhatsApp in all major OS of mobile phones. Don't worry, even if you are a beginner with Android, iPhone or Windows Phone, I promise you will be able to download the latest version of WhatsApp in no time.

Find all the information you need below. We will even see how to install the beta versions of WhatsApp for Android (to test all the new features in the preview) and how to update the official WhatsApp client for Windows and Mac OS X. Come on, let's get to work right away and see if you mobile phone, as I hope you've already downloaded the latest updates for the world's most popular messaging system!

How to update WhatsApp on iPhone

If you are using an iPhone, open the App Store by clicking on its icon located on the home screen (the «A» on a blue background) and select the card updates located in the lower right. Then locate the icon Whatsapp and press the button Update to "manually" download the latest version of the application.

If you don't see the update button next to the WhatsApp name (and it says Opens ), it means that the latest version of the application is already installed on your “iPhone”. If, on the contrary, the WhatsApp icon is completely absent, the application has already been updated or in any case there are no recent updates to report.

If you had to start downloading the latest version of WhatsApp "manually", it is possible that the automatic update system of iOS is not active. Then go to configurations iOS (by pressing the gear icon on the home screen), select the item iTunes Store and App Store in the menu that opens and configure the option updates en EN.

Also make sure there is no active switch in the option Use mobile dataOtherwise your iPhone will download 3G / LTE updates and quickly consume all your data plan traffic.

How to update WhatsApp on Android

If you use a mobile phone Android, can update WhatsApp directly from Play store. Hence the icon of the white bag with the "play" symbol in the center that is on the home screen or in the list of applications installed on your device. Then "touch" on hamburger icon located in the upper left and select the item My applications and games from the bar that appears on the side.

At this point, look for the icon Whatsapp on the screen that opens and review the wording next to the name of the application: if next to the name of WhatsApp is the writing Update means an update is available but has not been installed yet. Then press the WhatsApp icon, press the buttons Update es I agree and the update will be completed automatically. If you find the writing next to the app name installed, no updates are available and you are already using the latest version of the software.

Android has an automatic application update system. If your mobile phone is not active or does not work well, open the Play storepress hamburger icon located in the upper left and choose the item configurations in the menu that appears. In the screen that opens, select the item Automatic app update and put the check mark next to the option Automatic update of the application only via Wi-Fi. In this way the applications will be updated automatically using only Wi-Fi connections (therefore without wasting data traffic on 3G or LTE).

Update WhatsApp through apk package

If you use a mobile phone that does not include support for Google Play Store, you can update WhatsApp by downloading your package apk de Internet. Therefore, start your favorite browser (eg. Chrome ), connected to the site whatsapp.com/android and press the button download now to start downloading the latest version of WhatsApp.

When the download is complete, launch the app Download or any other file manager (e.g. ES File Manager), browse for the file Whatsapp.apk in the folder of Download And keep going Install on pc / Opens to complete the installation. I recommend: before install WhatsApp this way remove the older versions of the app on the phone (you can find information about this in my guide on how to uninstall a program on Android).

If you are unable to install WhatsApp due to an error, make sure that support for unknown sources is active on your mobile phone (i.e. apps not downloaded from Play Store) by going to configurations Android, selecting the item Safety from the menu that appears and activating the option Unknown origins.

Install beta versions of WhatsApp

On Android, it is also possible to install non-final versions of WhatsApp that contain experimental functions not yet made available to the general public. It is not recommended for everyone as these releases can be somewhat unstable, however now I will explain how to do it.

Download WhatsApp Beta, open Chrome or any other browser installed on your mobile phone, linked to the page whatsapp.com/android and hit the link first beta located below the button download now and then on the button Become a tester present on the page that opens.

At this point, open Play Store, search Whatsapp and first press the application icon and then the buttons Update es I agree to update the application to the latest beta version.

Later, in case of doubts, you can abandon the WhatsApp beta version test by returning to the site. whatsapp.com/android and pressing the link first beta and then in the voice Exit the program located at the bottom of the page that opens.

How to update WhatsApp on Windows Phone

You have a phone equipped with Windows phone ? Then, to update WhatsApp, select the checkbox Windows Store From the start screen (the bag icon with the Windows logo in the center), press the button (...) located in the lower right and select the item adjustments in the menu that appears.

On the screen that opens, press the button search for updates found at the bottom and make sure the options Update apps automatically es Update with Wi-Fi only are active. This way, your Windows Phone will check for updates for all applications installed on the device. (including WhatsApp) and will install them automatically without consuming data traffic.

How to update WhatsApp on PC

WhatsApp is also available as an application for Windows es Mac OS X. In both operating systems it is updated completely automatically, however, if you are interested, you can activate a function that allows you to receive their beta versions in preview. WhatsApp beta versions, as explained above, are potentially unstable but include features that have yet to be released to the general public.

To activate the installation of WhatsApp Beta on your Windows PC, start the official WhatsApp client, click on the menu Help which is in the upper left and place the check mark next to the item Download beta updates. If you're using a Mac, click the menu instead Whatsapp located in the upper left and select the item Download beta updates from the last batch.

In case of problems, you can disable the reception of beta versions of WhatsApp by unchecking the option Download updates beta and you can reinstall the standard version of the application by following the instructions you will find in my tutorial on how to use WhatsApp on PC.