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How to update WhatsApp: Android

You own a device Android and would you like to understand how to update WhatsApp on the latter? Then follow the instructions below. You can do this either by acting through the Google Play Store or by downloading the app installation package externally.

Update WhatsApp for free

If you use an Android device, you can update WhatsApp for free directly through the Play Store by Google, by performing the update "manually" or by enabling automatic updates.



update outdated WhatsApp manually, first start the Play Store by selecting the relevant one icon (Quella with il colored triangle) that you find on the Home screen or in the Android drawer, then type "WhatsApp" in Campo di Ricerca at the top and select the suggestion relevant among those you see appear, therefore theicon of the app.

Now that you see the section of the Play Store related to WhatsApp, if an update is available for the application, press the button Update to install it right away. Instead, if instead of the button to perform the update there is the button apri, it means that the latest version of WhatsApp is already on your device.

In addition to what I have just indicated, you can update WhatsApp by proceeding as follows: select the your avatar that you find at the top of the main screen of the Play Store, touch the wording Manage app and device from the menu that appears, access the tab Manage, select the voice Updates available from the current screen and if there is WhatsApp in the list of apps for which an update is available, put a check mark in the relevant box and press the button with the circular arrow located at the top.



If you want to avoid manually searching for updates for WhatsApp (and for all other apps to install on the device via the Play Store), you can use the automatic update system for Android applications. You can enable it by pressing on your avatar at the top of the Play Store main screen, by tapping on the item Settings in the menu that opens, expanding the section Network preferences on the next screen, by selecting the wording Automatic app update and choosing whether to activate the option Only via Wi-Fi (to use Wi-Fi connectivity only) or that On any network (to also use the cellular data connection of the SIM in use; beware that this setting could quickly "drain" the Giga of your offer), then select the item end per salvare i Cambiomenti.

Update WhatsApp without Play Store

If you wish update WhatsApp on HUAWEI or in any case on a smartphone of any other brand that does not include support for the Google Play Store, you can succeed in your intent by downloading the relative APK package from Internet.

So, for update WhatsApp without Play Store, start the browser you usually use to surf the Net from your smartphone (eg. Chrome) and connected via the latter at whatsapp.com/android, in order to visit the section of the WhatsApp website dedicated to the Android app. Next, hit the button Download to start downloading the latest version of the app.


A download completo, apri il file WhatsApp.apk just obtained, by tapping on the notice that appears in the notification panel or by opening the File Manager you use on your device, by going to the folder Download and selecting the app installation package.


Next, hit the button Install e apri to complete the installation. I recommend: before installing WhatsApp in this way it is necessary remove previous versions application that may be present on the device, acting as I explained to you in my guide dedicated to how to uninstall a program on Android.

If you are unable to install WhatsApp due to an error, make sure your smartphone has the support for unknown origins (i.e. to apps not downloaded from the Play Store). To do this, just follow the instructions shown on the screen (usually just tap on the item Settings present in the box that should have appeared and move to ON l'interruttore collocato accanto alla dicitura Unknown origin), but if you need more details about it, you can read my specific guide on how to install APK.

How to update WhatsApp: iPhone

Let's now pass to iPhone and let's find out how to update WhatsApp on Apple smartphones. Also in this case, it is possible to do this either by intervening "manually", or by enabling automatic updates, but you must always proceed from the App Store.

update WhatsApp on iPhone manually, first of all start theApp Store on your "iPhone by" selecting the relevant one icon (Quella with the blue background and the "A") that you find on the home screen and / or in the iOS App Library, then access the section Search by selecting the appropriate item at the bottom right, type "WhatsApp" in testo field located at the top and select the suggestion relevant.


Now that you see the section of the App Store related to WhatsApp, if an update is available for the application, you can press the button Update to proceed immediately with the installation of the same. If the update button is not available and there is a button apri, it means that there is no update to install for WhatsApp.


In addition to as I just indicated, you can check the availability of updates for WhatsApp and install them by tapping on your avatar that you find at the top right of the main screen of the App Store, checking if in the section Updates available WhatsApp is also present and, if so, by pressing the relative button Update.

If you prefer to enable automatic updates, so as not to have to personally update WhatsApp (and the other apps installed on the device), you can do so by proceeding as follows: tap on the Settings (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio) that you find on the home screen and / or in the iOS app library, select the item App Store from the screen that is shown to you and then brings up ON the switch next to the wording App updates. If you want to make sure that the updates are downloaded even with the cellular data connection of the SIM in use (watch out for the consumption of Giga in this case!), Bring up ON also the switch next to the item Automatic downloads placed a little lower.

How to update WhatsApp: desktop

Use version desktop of the famous instant messaging service and, therefore, you would like to understand how to update WhatsApp on Windows and macOS? Then go ahead and read. Find all the explanations you need right below.

Update WhatsApp on Windows

If you wish to find out how to update whatsapp on windows, the indications you must follow are those reported in this step. However, I inform you that a distinction must be made between the version of the application that can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store and the one that can be taken from WhatsApp website.

In the first case, so if you are using Windows 10 and later, all you have to do is click on the Microsoft Store (Quella with il shopping bag) that you find on taskbar, press the button Research located at the top right of the window that opens, type "WhatsApp" in testo field displayed and select the suggestion relevant.

Now that you see the section of the Microsoft Store related to WhatsApp, if an update is available, click on the button Update. If the update button is not available and you find the button apri, it is because there is no update for the WhatsApp application.

As an alternative to what I have just indicated, you can check the availability of an update for WhatsApp and install it by clicking on the button (...) located at the top right of the main Microsoft Store screen, by choosing the item Downloads and updates from the menu that opens and if in the list of applications that can be updated there is also WhatsApp, press the button Retrieve updates located at the top right to proceed with the update.

If you prefer, you can also decide to automatically update WhatsApp (and all other applications installed on your computer through the Microsoft Store). To do this, click on the button (...) located at the top right of the main Microsoft Store screen and select the item Settings from the menu that appears. Afterwards, carry on On l'interruttore accanto alla voce Update apps automatically And that's it.

Se, invece, stai using Windows 8 and earlier and / or you downloaded WhatsApp from the application website, you do not need to install the updates yourself, as any available updates are downloaded automatically.

Update WhatsApp on macOS

If you want update WhatsApp on macOS Even in this case, a distinction must be made between the version of the application that can be downloaded from the Mac App Store and from the application's website.

In the first case, to install new updates available for WhatsApp, just click on the icon Mac App Store (Quella with the blue background and the "A") present sulla Dock bar, to type "WhatsApp" in the search field at the top left of the window that opens, press the key Submit on the keyboard and select the suggestion relevant.

Once the WhatsApp section of the Mac App Store is displayed, if an update is available for the application, click on the button Update to proceed with its installation. If the button to perform the update is not available and you find the button instead apri, it means that there is no WhatsApp update that can be installed.

In addition to what I have just indicated, you can check the availability of updates for WhatsApp by selecting the item Updates that you find in the left menu on the main screen of the Mac App Store, checking if among the applications that can be updated there is also WhatsApp and, if present, by clicking on the relative button Update.

If the idea of ​​having to manually update WhatsApp (and other applications installed on macOS via the Mac App Store) bothers you, you can use the Mac's automatic update system. To do this, click on the System Preference (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio) that you find on Dock bar, select the voice Software update from the menu that appears, click on the button Advanced on the next screen and check the box next to the option Install app updates from the App Store, dopodiché clicca sul pulsating OK.

Did you download WhatsApp from the application's website? So to be able to update you do not have to do anything, as any updates that are available are installed automatically.

Update WhatsApp Web

You stai chiedendo how to update WhatsApp Web? Well, I inform you that this is not a feasible operation. Due to its nature, in fact, the browser-accessible version of the famous messaging service it does not need updates by the user. In this case, in fact, any additional functions, bug fixes etc. included in new versions of the mobile app and the computer client are implemented automatically.

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