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You can easily update WhatsApp from your phone’s application store. Please note if you received a message that isn’t supported by your version of WhatsApp, you’ll need to update WhatsApp. We encourage you to always use the latest version of WhatsApp. Latest versions contain the newest features and bug fixes.
WhatsApp keeps on launching launch new features. If you want to enjoy those new features, you must update WhatsApp. If you don’t update your WhatsApp, chances are you might be missing some important features in your chat app. So it is advisable to keep updating Whatsaap to the latest version.
About supported operating systems
We provide support for and recommend using the following devices:
- Android running OS 4.1 and newer
- iPhone running iOS 10 and newer
- Select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1 newer, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2
Once you have one of these devices, install WhatsApp and register your phone number. WhatsApp can only be activated with one phone number on one device at a time.
Furthermore, there’s no option to transfer your chat history between platforms. However, we provide the option to export your chat history as an email attachment.
How to update WhatsApp on Android
Go to the Google Play Store and search for WhatsApp. Tap Update next to WhatsApp Messenger.
There are two ways through which you can update WhatsApp on Android. Have a look:
Step 1: Open your Android phone and go to Play Store.
Step 2: After that, tap on Menu option (three horizontal lines).
Step 3: From the given options select My apps & games.
Step 4: A new page will appear, here tap UPDATE next to WhatsApp Messenger.
Note: Alternatively, you can update WhatsApp on Android by visiting Play Store. You just have to search for WhatsApp in Play Store and tap UPDATE under WhatsApp Messenger. Like android iPhone also has two ways through which you can update WhatsApp, follow the below steps.
How to update WhatsApp on iPhone
Go to the App Store and search for WhatsApp. Tap UPDATE next to WhatsApp Messenger.
Step 1: Open your iPhone and go to the App Store.
Step 2: After that, you need to tap on Updates.
Step 3: On the new page you need to tap on UPDATE next to WhatsApp Messenger.
Alternatively, you can update WhatsApp through App Store. For that, you have to visit the App Store and search for WhatsApp. On the new page, tap on UPDATE next to WhatsApp Messenger.
How to update WhatsApp on KaiOS
Press JioStore or Store on the apps menu. Scroll to the side to select Social, then select WhatsApp. Press OK or SELECT > UPDATE.
Step 1: Go to the JioStore or Store app of your device
Step 2: On the side, scroll down and tap on “social”
Step 3: Tap on WhatsApp
Step 4: Tap on Ok>Install
And that’s it! You can now create your account on the app and use it.
Earlier, WhatsApp was only available on select feature phones but thanks to the Facebook-owned messaging app, it can now be used on JioPhones as well.
How to update the WhatsApp Business app
You can easily update the WhatsApp Business app from your phone’s application store. We encourage you to always use the latest version of the app, as the latest versions contain the newest features and bug fixes.
Find the WhatsApp Business app in the Google Play Store, then tap Update.
Find the WhatsApp Business app in the Apple App Store, then tap UPDATE.
WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform is used by more than 1 billion people in over 180 countries. The app lets you make calls, and send and receive messages, documents, photos, Gifs and videos, in a group, or alone at any time and from anywhere. WhatsApp is free and offers simple, secure, reliable messaging and calling, available on phones all over the world.
(Information source: WhatsApp website)