WhatsApp , also known as ‘Wasap’ or ‘Wuasap’, among other meanings, is the most used instant messaging application worldwide. It has become one of those apps that we all use on a daily basis, and precisely for this reason it is important to know where to download it officially and how to update it. In this article we will show you how to download WhatsApp in 2018 and install for free , how to download your official APK file and how to update the app to the latest version .
First of all you should know that there are two official versions of WhatsApp : the one you can find on Google Play, which is the stable and ready to use version; and the beta version , which has the latest functions although it may contain some other error. That said, we started!
How to download WhatsApp for free on Android in 2018
Download WhatsApp from the Play Store
If you want to have WhatsApp, the easiest way is to use the Android app store. In addition, thanks to Google Play, the application will update automatically on your Android with new features and security patches.
To download WhatsApp from the Play Store you only have to access the link below, press “Install” and that’s it, it will automatically be downloaded to your Android phone and you can start using it. That easy!
Download WhatsApp from the official website
Another option is to download the installable APK file from the official WhatsApp website. For this, first of all, you will have to enable unknown sources on your Android . Simply access Settings> Security> Enable unknown sources, so you can install the WhatsApp APK file . And quiet, because it’s the official version , so it’s free of viruses and malware.
To download WhatsApp in APK go to the
We remind you that you can also use WhatsApp for PC, , as we have explained in another article.
Install WhatsApp beta for free
How to use the beta version of WhatsApp
As we said before, WhatsApp has a beta version in which they try all the new features before launching them to the stable application on Google Play. Accessing this version is as easy as becoming a beta tester and downloading the beta from the Android application store.
How to become a beta tester of WhatsApp
To test the beta you only have to access
Once you’re betatester wait a couple of minutes, and download -or update- WhatsApp from Google Play . The new version will be the beta version and will have all the news whose releases we will always tell you in Andro4all.
Beta versions are only available for mobile, so you can not use them on WhatsApp for computer.
Summary: how to download and install WhatsApp
If you already have WhatsApp installed on your smartphone it is important that you have it updated to the latest version to prevent possible failures, bugs and errors. Although we already made a complete article in its moment to know
You just have to go to Google Play> My apps and games and check if there are any updates to the app. If so, simply click on it and then on “Update”. The new version will be automatically downloaded to your mobile and installed.
If you prefer to use the APK file, visit the official WhatsApp website and download the installable file. The process is exactly the same, with the difference that this is a bit more tedious, but it works equally!
Now you know how to download and install WhatsApp for free, how to access its beta version and how to update the application to its latest version. If you do not use WhatsApp it’s because you do not want to!
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