How to install Whatsapp on your Android tablet using APK
It is possible that many of you have wondered how it is possible to install WhatsApp on a tablet. WhatsApp is not compatible with tablets, at least not from Google Play, but as we know the company has a section on its website in which to download the APK file of the latest version.
Although the new version of the popular instant messaging application is not, in principle, designed for tablets, the truth is that it is possible to use it on those devices that have the Android operating system, downloading and installing the corresponding APK file directly on them.
This process also has the advantage that it works with tablets that have any type of connectivity (either 3G, 4G or even Wi-Fi only). In this step by step, we show you how to do it in the simplest way.
Download the APK file from the WhatsApp website
A .apk-terminated file is simply a file that contains both a specific application and its installation program, similar to Windows .exe or Java .jar, but specially designed for devices with the Android operating system.
To download WhatsApp apk, go to the following link from the official site, it is not possible to do it from the Google Play store.
The screen you see in the photo will appear. Simply click on the “Download now” box.
Save the APK file to your PC or tablet
The following box will appear if you have done it on a PC and then pass it to the tablet. You can also do it directly on the tablet. In both cases, after saving the file to the mobile device, we click on the open icon.
Complete the WhatsApp installation on your Android tablet
A verification message will appear, so we must click on the “Accept” box again. Then another message will appear indicating that WhatsApp cannot be installed on tablets. This will make you think that you have done it wrong or that we have given you the wrong instructions.
But don’t worry, you are on the right path. Simply press the ok key and continue with the following steps.
Insert a phone number
The system will ask you to enter the cell phone number. It must be a number that has not been previously used to install Whatsapp on another device. In other words, if you already have WhatsApp on your cell phone, obviously you will not be able to use this number for your tablet.
You can use the number of a friend or relative who does not want to use this telephone service, or buy a SIM card just for this, or requests a virtual number through a free system such as FONYOU.
The important thing is, in any case, that the number also has the possibility of receiving SMS. Remember to put the country code before the number.
WhatsApp activation on your tablet
Once the number has been entered, the application sends a verification code via SMS, enter it below.
Alternatively, you may get a message that says it was not possible to send the SMS and that you try via voicemail. Don’t pay attention to this, just wait a few minutes until the space to enter the verification code that we have certainly received in the number we supply comes out.
Customize your WhatsApp
Finally, follow the steps indicated by the program to complete your WhatsApp profile: username and photo of your profile.
You can start sending and receiving WhatsApp messages on your tablet.