WhatsApp for Windows Phone
WhatsApp is a popular Facebook-owned messaging application that you can use for free for one year. After that, you?ll have to pay a yearly subscription fee of $0.99 to continue using it. The app effectively replaces your phone?s SMS and MMS functionalities by allowing you to send and receive text, emojis, photos, videos, and voice messages to friends and family. In order to work, it uses your device?s mobile data connection or Wi-Fi networks. At present, it still doesn?t support voice calling, although that feature is rumored to be launched later this year and is already being tested.
If you own a Windows Phone handset, you should know that it needs to run the Windows Phone 7.5 OS and above before you can install WhatsApp. It?s easy to get the app on your phone by following the usual method. All you have to do is fire up the Windows Store app, search for WhatsApp, tap on install and that?s it. But if for some reason you?d like to manually set it up on your phone, or scrape the installer the from it?s official listing and keep it for later use, the following procedure can help you do just that.
Step on how to manually install WhatsApp on Windows Phone devices
- On your computer, open a browser and go to WhatsApp?s official Windows Phone Store listing (or click here).
- Sign in using Microsoft account.
- Click on the search box and type ?WhatsApp.?
- Choose the official app listing. Once there, scroll down and click on ?Download and install manually? link on the lower left portion of the page.
- You will then be able to download the XAP installer file. Save it on your computer.
- Connect your Window Phone device on your computer using a USB cable.
- Transfer the XAP file to your phone?s SD card memory.
- Switch off your device for several minutes. Once you turn it on again you should now see WhatsApp in your app drawer.
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