Download and install Whatsapp for windows phone

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need to be running at least Windows Phone version currently WP 8.1 or 10.

Here are the steps you need to follow to get started with WhatsApp on your Windows Phone 8.1 or higher:

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    Download and install WhatsApp on your phone
    This is done by Downloading WhatsApp to your phone from the Windows Phone Store.
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    Install WhatsApp by tapping it and following the prompts.
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    Once installed, Tap 'WhatsApp'
    This will open the application.
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    A list of 'Terms and Conditions' should pop up on screen
    Agree with them, and proceed to the next step.
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    You'll be prompted to enter your country code, and then your mobile number
    This is so that you can receive a message verification code, either by SMS or voice. The code is used to verify WhatsApp.
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    When you receive the code, enter it.
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    Once the code has been entered, your Windows Phone will have a verified, and fully functional WhatsApp installed.
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Tips and Suggestions for WhatsApp on Windows

  • Using WhatsApp with a data connection will drain your battery faster, and can result in additional data charges from your service provider.
  • WhatsApp was designed to take advantage of WiFi connections, as these allow you to send messages at no cost. For this reason, you should always use a WiFi connection if you need to save on data costs.
  • If you receive Error Code 80048264 it might be because you are not logged into your Microsoft account with the right credentials. Check and re-enter your password to fix this. Also, you need to have your Microsoft account synced properly. To fix this error, the following are some suggestions:

To re-enter your password for your Microsoft account connect your phone to the internet, go to Settings + Emails + Account and re-enter your password.

To sync your Microsoft account, open Settings + Email + Account, then press and hold your Microsoft account and select sync option. If this doesn't work, try adding a new Microsoft account to your device.

To reset your Windows Phone 8.1 running device, tap Settings + About + Reset your Phone and tap Yes both times.

Questions and Answers on WhatsApp for Windows Phones

WhatsApp tips and tricks for Windows Phone?

  • When using WhatsApp, your username will be your mobile number. But if you don't want this to display to prevent calls or messages from strangers, you may use your verification code instead.
    • Download a Spoof text message app to your mobile. Reserve this app for later use.
    • If your WhatsApp is already installed on your phone, you have to reinstall it to execute the cheat procedure. This cheat procedure is done by WhatsApp sending a verification code to your phone then you have to switch your phone into flight mode. This is to block the verification code being sent to you on your Windows phone.
    • Another option in handling the verification code is to select "Verify Through SMS". Here you give your email address. Choose send and next click the cancel button. And WhatsApp cannot call you because of this.
    • Next is to spoof the message sent by WhatsApp. You do this by using the previously mention Spoof text message app. Locate your message and paste it to the spoofed verification.
  • Since WhatsApp uses your mobile number as your username you still can use WhatsApp on your phone, Tablet, or device even without your SIM but with the use of WLAN connection to your Windows phone.
  • Restoring deleted message. Your messages are stored in the SDcard. So even if you delete it on WhatsApp, it is still saved in the SDcard. The messages saved are from the past 7 days or from the present day. To recover the message go to SDcard, then to WhatsApp, then finally to the database.
  • The WhatsApp is not a single app but there are also other apps linked to it to function for it, like Magiapp tricks for WhatsApp. This enables you to send and hide pictures located in another photo.
  • If you want to send the same message in bulk, you use broadcast message. To check the box beside the contacts, you want to send types your message and send. With one created message, it will be sent to lots of contacts.
  • You can make backups of the WhatsApp conversations. If the message is important and you want a copy of it, you make backups. WhatsApp makes automatic backups every day at 4 AM. Go to the Settings menu, select 'Chat preferences' and click on Chat history backup option.
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  • To hide the time stamp on your message, disable your data connection. Type in your message in WhatsApp. Return data connection and send your message. This will hide the time stamp of your message. Or the other method is to install WhatsappHide. Choose 'Block last seen'. While you are on WhatsApp, you cannot send the message, but if you exit the application, your message will be sent automatically.
  • You can register several accounts in WhatsApp using Switch Me multiple accounts app.
  • To send .APK, .PDF, .DOC, and .ZIP files to other users of WhatsApp, you use Cloud to send.
  • You can change the WhatsApp chat wallpaper. You may use a picture from the gallery of your phone or through the use of WhatsApp Wallpaper app.
  • You can send WhatsApp conversation history to the other people via email.
  • You can also play tricks on your friends by changing his/her profile picture.

They will be shocked or surprised, but tell him/her it's just a joke, and you can change it back You change his profile picture by selecting a profile picture for him and do some edit in MS Paint if necessary, resize it into a profile picture size which is 561 by 561. And save with a file's name of the phone number of your friend. Save it in SDcard, WhatsApp, then to profile picture. That will appear that the photo was naturally manipulated inside WhatsApp. Using your SDcard is involved in many tricks on WhatsApp.

  • The images sent to you in WhatsApp by other users will be stored in WhatsApp > media > WhatsApp images folder. You can view the files you receive by going to chat menu and click Media button.
  • To keep your voicemail from being heard by others, you press play and hold it close to your ear.
  • If you have not set up your profile picture in WhatsApp, there will be an automatic avatar that will be displayed. You may change this whenever you want.
  • You can change your WhatsApp status. You may use the prerecorded messages, or you can customize your own status. This still indicates that you are not available for chat.
  • When you don't receive notifications the reasons are your battery saver is enabled, the battery is conserving energy. Another reason is you may have a poor internet connection. And your ringer is not on.
  • You can set a profile picture without cropping it. You do this by downloading Square app. Here you can customize, resize or change the color of the borders.
  • If you want more about WhatsApp tricks, you can download WhatsApp Tips & Tricks. It is free to install. You can get ideas on how to broadcast messages, add contacts to your WhatsApp, how to use group chat, etc. So you can extend your use of the WhatsApp facilities.

To give you more tips on this, you will need to be specific in regards to what you want to accomplish with your Windows device at this time.

How to download WhatsApp on my Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia 520)?

To download WhatsApp on your Nokia Lumia 520, go to the Windows Store and search for WhatsApp. You will find the application for free. Click on it and download it. Register your mobile number and verify it once you get the code via SMS. The Windows 8 OS is a bit slow on these Lumia phones, so unless you have a good internet pack, be patient.

Your Nokia Lumia 520 runs on Windows Mobile OS 8 and does support WhatsApp (until December 31, 2017). You can use your phone's browser and install the app directly from the Windows Phone Store here:

Download WhatsApp Here

Just hit the Install button under the logo:

Click HERE to see the image

See more questions like this: How can I download WhatsApp in my windows 8.1 phone or is WhatsApp banned for window phone

How to install WhatsApp in Windows phone?

I have downloaded WhatsApp from the marketplace in my Nokia Lumia, but it fails to install and keeps replying "attention required. press here". When I press, it replies "there has been a problem completing your request. Try again later. error code: 80070490". Kindly assist on how to go about

This means that the application is available but not for your device and its capabilities so this is the reason it is having an error on your device because the device does not support the application.

First of all, what kind of Windows phone do you have? WhatsApp is compatible with Windows Phone running OS 8 and above. If your phone meets this requirement, you can download and install WhatsApp from the Windows Phone Store here:

WhatsApp for Windows Phone HERE

Just use your browser on the phone and browse to the site to install.

My Nokia asha 200 cannot download WhatsApp?

Whenever I try nothing happens

Your Nokia Asha 200 is a Java-based phone. So, you have to try the version of WhatsApp for Nokia s40 phones. Try to download it here:

Do not try to download that version for Nokia Symbian and Nokia Windows Phones because this will not work with your device.

How to install WhatsApp HTC HD7 with region format that is"found in the settings?

My Windows phone was bought in united states then shifted to Tanzania where you couldn't find that region format in the settings, so in that case, when I search WhatsApp messenger instead of bringing me the apps list choice it results in only music file please help

Unfortunately, although WhatsApp is available for Windows Phones OS, it is not available for your device's current Windows Phone OS version, which is 7. Currently, WhatsApp is available for Windows Phones with OS version 8.1 WhatsApp is also available for:




Nokia S40


How do I download WhatsApp on my LG L9 Phone, it is stressing me now, please help

How do I download WhatsApp on my LG L9 PH, one, it is stressing me now please help. Where is a Windows marketplace on my phone?

The LG L9 PH does not have a Windows Store. You would get your WhatsApp from Google Play or download from the [ ' Soft for Android ' Internet PC] if for some reason you do not have Google Play. You will have to go into your settings and then security to allow install from unknown sources if you are using the PC method.

'Terms and conditions option' not available?

I have successfully installed WhatsApp, but on getting to the activation stage, I opened the application, but the 'terms and conditions option is not available

I am not sure exactly what you are referring to. If you aren't able to agree to the terms and conditions make sure it is scrolled all the way through them, then it should let you accept. If the terms and conditions agreement just isn't appearing then try to remove and reinstall the app.

Music files received from WhatsApp do not appear on browsing?

Music files received from WhatsApp do not appear on browsing or by any file browser

This is an error that Windows is working on fixing at this time which is why the application is no longer available for use or download at this time. Microsoft has taken the application down due to many bugs that are happening to users.

For the app to come back, Microsoft has to fix the bugs and errors on the application to help users like you enjoy the application error free. Your situation is linked to the many bugs with the application.

Microsoft has not yet released how long it will take for them to fix this error but they are working on getting the application working again.

Here is a link to the news:

As of right now, there has not been any information given out on how long it will take for them to fix the bugs but they have stated that this is only temporary. The app will no return to Windows devices until the bugs are fixed with the application.

See more questions like this: I am not getting verification code

WhatsApp is not running properly?

Phone SIM card is blocking the proper run of receiving WhatsApp and Viber notifications through WiFi connections. While I am using an internet SIM card, then I receive proper WhatsApp and Viber notifications.

Here are a few solutions for you:

  1. 1
    Go into Settings to Network and find WPS
    On your wireless router push the WPS button and wait for it to pair with your device.
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    Go to Settings then Data Usage and open the Menu to disable Restrict App Background data.
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    Put your APN settings in all over again
    Be sure to push the APN from the main menu once you save and back out of the sub-menu for setting up to enable the APN.
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    Go into WhatsApp and Viber and make sure that you have notifications enabled and that you also do not have the option selected to only use the app over WiFi
    Sometimes when apps update, your previous settings change so, it is worth checking.
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Unknown why Microsoft keeps telling me through the desktop website that WhatsApp doesn't work on my Nokia Lumia 530?

I tried it once. Didn't work; Figured I had to update the OS. Updated the OS. Still, can't download WhatsApp Software. When browsing through my desktop PC, Microsoft tells me that the software I'm looking for doesn't work with my Nokia Lumia 530. I click a link in the text that sends me lower, to a part that shows me what devices WhatsApp runs with (This all in the official Microsoft Website). I see that it runs with Windows 8.1. I checked the OS version of my Nokia Lumia and.. Suprise! It's 8.1!! I'm trying to figure what goes on over at Microsoft's end since they still can't recognize that my phone is updated to Windows 8.1, and thus I can't download it manually from the desktop website. Suggestions?

You may have a corrupted 8.1. Make sure that you are logged into your Nokia and Microsoft accounts before you begin the install and that your WiFi is enabled. Your device is supported, so you are correct there is something stopping you. If you have your Family Account set up, check your birthdate and age because this app is restricted and that could also be the reason it is not downloading.

See more questions like this: My WhatsApp app will not open as an update is required. I'm unable to update WhatsApp on Lumia 520?

What can I do if Google is not performing?

When I want to download WhatsApp, Google does not support. I have tried: I tried to open play store the WhatsApp app does not appear, and if I try to open WhatsApp, there is a message appeared that says The version of WhatsApp become obsolete on 23 Feb 2015. Please go to Google play store to download the latest version. I think it was caused by: I think it is the Google system

The latest Google Play WhatsApp link is in the above answers. If you are in a Country that bans WhatsApp, then you will have to download it from their website after you enable Install from Unknown Sources in your Security settings.

My wife had WhatsApp on her windows 8.1 HTC phone and Microsoft says they no longer support the 8.1, and we cannot download the updated version any suggestions?

See above for the information regarding my HTC phone. I Haven't seen text raising the Microsoft decision to stop supporting Windows 8.1

If your wife's HTC has Windows 8.1, WhatsApp can be downloaded here.

Am trying to download watup but it keeps on saying ddownloading?

It stays like one hour with the same promblem. I have updated my email but now when I say install it keeps on downloading with no results. I want to download watup and facebok in my Nokia microsot phone. I have tried: I have updated my email account and I tried to download with no results. I think it was caused by: I have never used such a phone I find it difficult to deal with it especially the issue of downloading

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How Can I install WhatsApp into my Nokia Lumia 521?

I don't know whereabout the location of this WhatsApp for Nokia Lumia 521. . . I want to download and install this to my mobile Nokia lumia521.. . This is windows phone Nokia Lumia521.. . I have tried to find into Microsoft store but failed.. . Please help me to find out the application software . to install to my mobiles set. I don't get seperate for the application software stating specifically to Nokia windows phone. I have tried: I have tried into Microsoft store several times. Didn't find the location of the software. I think it was caused by: I need specific storage to download the application software and download.

Problem is identify the location of application software and can't download. Show me the location of the software.

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Step wise process for down loading WhatsApp in Windows phone?

EmailId,pas word not accepting to creat WhatsApp in Windows phone

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Downloding wtzap in my phnso he don't wnt l don't now wht can l do?

L love wtsP so he give me a strees like thay. so please help me cz now ls long time

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After the removal of the app from the market store, is there any other ways to download this app?

Unfortunately, there is no other way that you can download the application for your Windows mobile phone; the application was removed for some reason in the Windows application store. We all know that the said application is totally popular all over the globe as there are 500 Million active users on all phone platforms. You may find the application at HERE, but it simply says that the application is no longer published. Remember that the application was bought by Facebook for $19 Billion last April 23, 2014, and its last update was January of this year.

Facebook did not provide a specific or official reason why they took it off from the said platform. One common reason "Might" be the review of all the users who downloaded the application, which they found it too slow, hangs, bugs, unresponsive and so on and some have found that the backup is not also working. You might also find that almost all possible problem will occur on the application, but on other platforms for the said application works very well and one user said "WhatsApp in Symbian is far better than Windows. So many bugs. Audio will stop playing after 10 seconds. There is no option to upload audio files from SD card. The app is too slow at starting etc.". However, users who have downloaded the application previously can continue using the service on their Windows mobile phone.

Unfortunately, in the meantime what you can do is to wait if the application will be put back to the Windows app store for you to download the said app. If you have any other phones that are being supported by the application, then you can download the app to that phone instead and enjoy using it. You may also go to this LINK to read the community feedback about the application and what not.

The ad is disrupting everything

Unfortunately, it is only normal to encounter hassle if you see ads on your WhatsApp. These ads will be removed once you are going to pay for the service since the application is for free for first time user you may need to get used to it for 1 year, or if you want to get rid of it, then you need to pay for the service charge of $.99. Once you have paid for the service, all ads will automatically be removed on your application once you are going to use it.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


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