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How to Update WhatsApp in 3 Easy Methods

Shaun M Jooste


Having your apps up to date is not only a whim of having the latest and greatest versions on your devices but also a necessity against malware and bugs.

WhatsApp, like all software with support, gets frequent updates. Whether you’re on iPhone or Android, if automatic updates are disabled, you’ll have to do it manually.

  1. Method 1: Update on iOS through “All Updates”

    How to Update WhatsApp

    For this method, you’ll need to go through the following steps: 

    – Open App Store
    Click the “Account” icon on the top right
    – Scroll down to the “Updates” section to find WhatsApp
    – Click “Update”

  2. Method 2: Access through search on iOS

    How to Update WhatsApp

    Another option is to find the app through the App Store search bar:

    – Open App Store and click the search icon on the bottom right
    Type WhatsApp on the search bar and select the top option
    – Click “Update”

  3. Method 3: Upgrade on Play Store for Android

    How to Update WhatsApp

    The process for Android goes similarly. You need to access the app’s page in the Play Store. Here are the three steps to take.

    Find the applications manager from your Home screen and tap to open it. Use the search bar in the Play Store to type “WhatsApp” and tap the most relevant option in the list.

    Once you do the previous step, the app will redirect to the WhatsApp page, where you’ll see two buttons: “Uninstall” and “Update.” The second one will be there only when the update is available.

    Tap the green “Update” button and let the program download the latest version. Much like in the App Store, the button will change to “Open” once the program is available.

Update and stay safe!

Some people love to have beta software on their devices (we call them “update junkies”). There’s the other end of the spectrum: people who never download the new versions. While the former is an “untreatable illness” that only causes minor inconveniences like bugs, older software is outright dangerous, as it’s always easier to hack. Follow these uncomplicated steps to keep your device and personal details safe.

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