Go to the app or play store on your phone. Type ‘WhatsApp’ into the search bar. This will bring up the WhatsApp Messenger app..
Tap on ‘Install’ and then ‘Accept’ to give WhatsApp the permissions it requires to run.
Once the download is complete, tap on ‘Open’ to open up the app.
You will be prompted to agree to the Terms of Service. Accept this to move on to the next stage.
You now need to verify your phone number. Input your mobile number and tap ‘Next’. You will be asked to confirm that this is the number you want to verify, so if you’ve made any mistakes, you can go back and correct them. You will then be sent a text with a 6 digit verification code. WhatsApp should automatically detect this and verify your number, but if not, simply type in the code you’ve been sent.
Finally, type in the name you would like to use on your profile. You can also add a photo if you want by tapping on the icon of a camera and uploading an image from your phone.
That’s it! WhatsApp is installed and you can now start setting it up.