You recently bought a new smartphone full of innovative features and happy with it, you immediately rushed home to start using it. After learning the good news, a friend then I suggest you start using WhatsApp but if you find yourself here now, reading this guide, it is clear that although it is a very popular app and although it is quite simple to use it needs some straight to succeed in your intent. How do you say? This is exactly how things are, but are you not going to spend some money to start chatting with the famous app? Well, you don't have to worry ... I can explain how to go about it activate WhatsApp for free, be on iPhone both on smartphone Android.
Before continuing with all the explanations of the case, I would like to specify one very important thing right away. To date, in order to use WhatsApp it is not necessary to spend money, neither to download the application nor to activate it. Activating WhatsApp for free is therefore the practice, at least it is from the end of January 2016 or starting from when the payment of a subscription is no longer required to use the service.
Having made this necessary premise, if you are therefore interested in understanding what needs to be done in order to activate WhatsApp for free, I suggest you take a few minutes of free time, get comfortable, grab your device and concentrate on reading this tutorial. I am more than sure that in the end you will be ready to say that activating WhatsApp for free was actually a real breeze. Let it bet?
Please note: To activate WhatsApp for free, it is essential that the smartphone is connected to a working Internet connection, in Wi-Fi or 3G / 4G. Without Internet connection it will not be possible to complete the procedure to activate WhatsApp for free on the device in use.
Activate WhatsApp for free on iPhone
If it is your intention to understand how to proceed in order to activate WhatsApp for free on iPhone, the first thing you need to do is download the famous app on your device. If you have already done this you can go directly to reading the following lines otherwise proceed as follows.
To begin with, he clicks on the icon of App Store present on the home screen of your iPhone, then tap the button Search located in the lower part of the displayed screen and fill in the appropriate empty field located at the top by typing whatsapp then tap the button Search appeared on the keyboard. Now tap on the first of the search results and wait for the list of applications to be shown. Then presses on the first app displayed. If you prefer to speed up the execution of these steps, press here from your iPhone to connect directly to the section of the App Store dedicated to WhatsApp.
Wait now for the WhatsApp app screen to open and then press the button Get placed in the upper right part of the screen in order to download the application on the iPhone. Everything happens automatically but to confirm the execution of the operation you may be asked to type the password of your Apple ID (the account you created when you activated your iPhone) or to place your finger on the Touch ID sensor of the phone (if you have an iPhone model equal to or greater than the 5S).
Now that you have completed the app download and installation procedure, you can finally proceed by activating WhatsApp for free on your device.
To do this and then to start chatting with all your friends using the famous app, press the WhatsApp icon that has been added to the home screen of your device and once the application screen is displayed, tap the button Accept and continue. Then provide your mobile number by typing it in the space provided Tel number and then close them OK per due turn consecutive.
Now wait for the account authentication process to start. Keep in mind that in some circumstances the process does not take place automatically and that you have to manually type in the verification code you receive via SMS in the appropriate space displayed on the screen. In case you have not received any code via SMS you can tap the button Call me to receive a phone call and know your verification code.
Once activated, proceed by setting the name you want to show to other users and your profile photo by selecting the avatar on the left and then choosing whether to take a photo with the camera or if you set an existing image by taking it from the gallery of your mobile phone . Then press the button Following and NEXT to complete the configuration procedure and to start using WhatsApp.
If it is your intention to know more about it and if you want to find out how to make the best use of WhatsApp, I suggest you read my guide on how to use WhatsApp.
Activate WhatsApp for free on Android
If, on the other hand, you have an Android smartphone and are interested in understanding how to proceed to activate WhatsApp for free even in this case, the first thing you need to do is to download the application. If you have already done this, you can safely move on to reading the following lines, otherwise proceed as follows.
To begin with, he clicks on the icon of Play Store present on your smartphone. Then tap on the search bar located at the top, type whatsapp and then presses on the first of the search results. If you want to speed up the execution of the procedure that I have just indicated you can click here from your smartphone in order to connect directly to the section of the Play Store dedicated to WhatsApp.
In the new screen that is shown to you at this point, press the button first Install and then Accept then wait for the procedure to download WhatsApp for Android to start and complete.
When installation is complete, tap the button apri of Play Store or presses on the application icon that appeared on the home screen in order to start the app immediately.
So stick to the very simple procedure by which to activate WhatsApp for free that is shown on the screen. To do this, you just need to press the button Accept and continue, enter your mobile number (complete with international prefix) and press on OK twice in a row to start the device verification process.
Once this is done, a 4-minute countdown will start, at the end of which your WhatsApp Android account should finally be activated. If this is not the case, you will have to proceed by manually entering a verification code that you will receive via SMS. In the event that the activation is not successful and in the unfortunate case that you do not receive any code via SMS you can press the button Call me to receive a call and to know your verification code.
Then, to successfully complete the procedure by which to activate WhatsApp for free, create your account to start using the app. Then choose the name to be displayed to other users and a photo to set as profile picture by selecting the avatar located on the left and choosing whether to take a photo with the camera or whether to choose an existing one from the section Gallery of your device. Then press the button Following positioned at the top right and then up NEXT to complete the initial setup of the application and start communicating with your friends.
After understanding how to download and activate WhatsApp for free on your Android smartphone, you can then start chatting with all your friends by pressing on the card Contacts located at the top right and selecting a recipient from the contact list. Then type your message in the new screen displayed and then press the button depicting an arrow located next to the text box.
If you want to know more about how WhatsApp works, I suggest you consult my guide on how to use WhatsApp, of which I gave you the link in the previous lines, when I explained how to activate WhatsApp for free on iPhone.