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    How to renew WhatsApp

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    Joel Fulleda

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    They told you that after the first year of use you have to renew WhatsApp paying a fee of € 0,89? Forget it! Whoever told you that WhatsApp pays for itself is poorly informed. Since the beginning of 2016, the 89 cents fee that was actually provided after the first year of use of the service is no longer required. WhatsApp has become 100% free and therefore there is no subscription to renew.

    In short, you do not have to worry, the application will not "expire" and your account will not be closed (unless you go against the rules of the service, but that's a different matter). The only thing you have to take care to "renew" is the application itself, in the sense that you must always keep it updated so as not to lose its new features and not take unnecessary risks related to IT security.

    How do you say? You are a beginner in the world of technology and you do not know if the version of WhatsApp installed on your smartphone is recent enough. No problem. Give me five minutes of your free time and I'll explain how to check for updates for WhatsApp on all major platforms in the mobile sector: Android, iOS and Windows Phone. This is really a no-brainer, don't worry.

    Update WhatsApp

    If you want to check for updates for WhatsApp, all you have to do is open the store of your smartphone and go to the app update screen. Below you will find step-by-step instructions for all major operating systems in the mobile world.


    A terminal was used Android, april il Google Play Store (the white shopping bag icon with the play symbol "printed" in the center), presses thehamburger icon collocata in alto a sinistra and selects the voice Le mie app ei miei giochi give the menu check if you press.

    You will be redirected to a screen with the list of apps installed on the smartphone that need an update. If among these there is also WhatsApp, proceed to install the update by first pressing the application icon and then the buttons Update e Accept.

    Please note: updating apps on Android should take place automatically. If that didn't happen for WhatsApp, there may be something wrong with the Play Store settings. To fix this, open the Google Play Store, pigia sull 'hamburger icon collocata in alto a sinistra and selects the voice Settings from the menu that appears. In the screen that opens, "tap" on the item Automatic app update and metti il ​​segno di spunta accanto alla voce Automatic app update via Wi-Fi only.


    If you use a iPhone you can update WhatsApp by opening theApp Store (the icon of the letter "A" on a blue background) and selecting the tab Updates which is located at the bottom right.

    You will be shown the list of all apps installed on your phone that need updating. If among these there is also WhatsApp, "tap" on the button Update located next to its icon, if necessary type in your Apple ID password and that's it.

    Please note: the iPhone also has an automatic update system for apps. To check its operation, go to the settings iOS (the gear icon), select the icon iTunes Store and App Store and make sure the option Automatic downloads is active for updates. If not, activate it yourself by moving to ON the lever relative to updates.

    Windows Phone

    There is a smartphone equipped with Windows Phone, april il Windows Phone Store (the shopping bag icon with the Windows logo "printed" in the center), press the button (...) located at the bottom right and select the item settings give the menu to compare.

    In the screen that opens, tap on the button look for updates and make sure the options Update apps automatically eUpdate with Wi-Fi only are active. By doing this, Windows Phone will automatically check for updates and install them on your phone.

    For more information on the WhatsApp update process, read my tutorial on how to update WhatsApp in which I dealt with Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

    How to change your WhatsApp account

    You changed your phone number and you want to renew WhatsApp by transferring your account to the new line? This can also be done. Open WhatsApp, press the button (...) and select the item Settings from the menu that appears. If you are using an iPhone, select the card directly Settings which is located at the bottom right.

    Then move to Account> Change number, pigia sul pulsating NEXT and complete the account transfer process by typing yours old number and yours new number in the appropriate text fields.

    When the operation is completed, you can install WhatsApp on the new line and activate it, all settings and data synchronized on the cloud will be carried over to the new account. For more information on this procedure, I suggest you read my guide on how to change WhatsApp number.

    In conclusion, I would like to point out that if you want to "refresh" your WhatsApp account by changing your profile photo, status or name to be displayed to your contacts, all you have to do is go to the menu Settings of the application and press on your current profile photo.

    In the screen that opens you can change your name, status and profile picture simply by pressing on them. For more details about it, see my tutorials on how to change photos on WhatsApp and how to customize WhatsApp.

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