How to Download Whatsapp on Windows Phone

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It takes less than 5 minutes to download and install WhatsApp on Windows phone from Windows Store but there are still many smartphone users are wondering how to download WhatsApp on Windows phone. This is because some people are not using the latest Windows phone 8 or 8.1 version. It is recommended to update to the latest Windows 8.1 if you would like to use the full features of your Windows phone. For those who already using the latest Windows phone 8.1, you may follow the guide below to install WhatsApp on your Windows phone. It is free to download and use WhatsApp so you don’t have to pay a single dime.

What is WhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger or simply WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging app that allows a smartphone user to send text messages, photos, videos, voice messages or call friends from their device. It requires an internet connection or Wi-Fi connection in order to function. There is no additional fee and no international charges except your phone’s internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE) in order to stay touch with your friends and family all the time. It has been around for many years and it is regarded as one of the best replacement for SMS services.

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Guide to download WhatsApp on Windows Phone

The step by step tutorial here will lead you to download WhatsApp on all kinds of Windows phone such as Nokia Lumia 520, Nokia Lumia 630, Nokia Lumia 635 and more.

Step 1: Open an Internet Explorer from your Windows phone and go to this link. Alternatively, tap on the Windows Store icon (Windows Market Place) and access to it then search for WhatsApp.

Step 2: Tap on the Install button to download Whatsapp on Windows phone. It is free for the installation.

Step 3: Wait for a few minutes and you will be able to see WhatsApp icon appear on your homescreen or app list. Tap on it to open it.

Step 4: Go through the Terms and Conditions and agree to them by tapping the Next button.

Step 5: Enter your phone number together with your country code. A verification code will be sent to your phone by SMS or voice within a few seconds. Sometimes it takes few minutes if the connection is slow.

Step 6: Enter WhatsApp verification code to the text box and you are done. You are now ready to use WhatsApp on Windows Phone. Try to make calls, send text messages or join the group chat that created by your friends or family. The fun has just begun!

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Screenshot of WhatsApp on Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia 630)

The steps to install WhatsApp for Nokia Symbian and WhatsApp for Nokia S40 are slightly different. Please refer to our previous article how to download WhatsApp for Nokia for detail guide.

Common Problems Installing WhatsApp for Windows Phone

Although it sounds very easy to install WhatsApp for Windows phone, some people do face some problems during the installation. For example:

  1. “there has been a problem completing your request. try again later. error code: 80070490” – If you see this error, it usually means your Windows version not allow you to run WhatsApp. You can either upgrade it to the latest Windows 8.1 or install an older WhatsApp version. Otherwise, you can download WhatsApp APK and use the manual way to upload it to your smartphones through a USB cable.
  1. WhatsApp downloaded but it can’t be opened; WhatsApp crashes during open; WhatsApp icon is there but nothing happens. – In these cases, check and see if you are using a Java-based phone such as Nokia S40, if so, please refer another tutorial for the installation.

See also: How to Jailbreak Windows Phone

Last but not least, if you have a better guide on how to download Whatsapp on Windows phone, please share it out with the comment below. All the Windows phone owners will thank you for your precious information.

How to Download WhatsApp for Nokia

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This is a free tutorial to give you a step by step guide on how to download and install WhatsApp for Nokia. This method works on all Nokia phones such as the Nokia Lumia series, Nokia X, Nokia XL, Nokia X+, Nokia C3, Nokia X2, Nokia E63, Nokia Asha, Nokia N8 and many more. It requires no extra Nokia knowledge or smart phone knowledge to download and install WhatsApp on a Nokia phones. The method here is very SIMple and straight forward. Get your Nokia smart phone ready and follow the step below.

Download and Install WhatsApp for Nokia

All the latest Nokia smart phones come with Windows Phone App Store by default. For users who are using the Lumia series such as the Nokia Lumia 830 and Nokia Lumia 30, you can simply go to the Windows Phone App Store and search for WhatsApp. Tap on the app and you can install WhatsApp on Nokia phone within a few minutes. You can then enjoy using WhatsApp for Nokia for free to send messages, voice or photos to your friends.

Download and Install WhatsApp for Nokia X Series

The Nokia X, Nokia X2, Nokia XL and Nokia X+ were launched around February 2014. For some reasons, Nokia X Series users can’t download and install WhatsApp through Windows Phone App Store. However, there is still a method to run WhatsApp on Nokia X, Nokia XL and Nokia X+ phones. Follow the steps here to install WhatsApp for Nokia X series if you want to use WhatsApp right away.

Step 1: Go online with a PC or Mac and search for the latest WhatsApp APK file. The latest WhatsApp APK version is WhatsApp 2.12.30. You can download from any source you prefer.

Step 2: Connect your Nokia phones with your computer using a USB cable. Transfer the APK file to your phone.

Step 3: Unplug your phone from your computer. Access to Settings -> Security and look for Unknown Sources. Check on it to allow installation of non-Market applications.

Step 4: Tap on the WhatsApp APK file to install WhatsApp for Nokia. Follow the instructions to register a new WhatsApp account or you can login with your previous account.

Step 5: You can now see WhatsApp is instelled in your Nokia X. The latest WhatsApp Plus version even allows you to make voice calls from your phone.

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Alternative way to install WhatsApp on Nokia X Series: Download WhatsApp from 1Market. 1Market is an Android platform that used by Nokia X Series users to run Android apps. With 1Market, you can run almost all the Android apps on your Nokia smart phones.

Own an iPad? See also how you can download and install WhatsApp on iPad without jailbreak.

WhatsApp for Nokia Phone Compatibility

With the step by step guide above, you can download and install WhatsApp for almost all Nokia phones. The method has been tested on Nokia phone models such as the Nokia Lumia 930, Nokia Lumia 830, Nokia Lumia 735, Nokia Lumia 730, Nokia Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM, Nokia Lumia 640 Dual SIM, Nokia Lumia 638 (Support 4G LTE), Nokia Lumia 635, Nokia Lumia 630, Lumia 625, Nokia Lumia 535, Nokia Lumia 532 Dual SIM, Nokia Lumia 530, Nokia Lumia 520, Nokia Lumia 435 Dual SIM, Nokia Lumia 430 Dual SIM, Nokia Lumia 1520, Nokia Lumia 1320, Nokia Lumia 1020, Nokia XL, Nokia X2 and Nokia C3. Please do not hesitate to leave your comment here if you face any problem while download WhatsApp for Nokia phones with the tutorial above.