Whatsapp is currently being considered to be one of the most popular messaging apps all over the world. It allows users to share messages, images, audio, and video files. The users can also exchange voice and video-calls with just their Wi-fi connections or mobile data on.
This app was first developed by Whatsapp Inc., Mountain View, California, in 2009. In February 2014, Facebook Inc. announced the acquisition of Whatsapp.
Whatsapp was first released for iOS, and later a version was developed that is compatible with the Android operating system also.
Tablet users cannot find this app in their App-store and therefore think that this app is not for them to use. This app is not in the App-store for tablets because opening an account requires a phone number, and the Tablets usually don’t have a slot for a SIM card.
In this article, we’ll show you how to use Whatsapp on an android tablet.
How to use Whatsapp on Android Tablet?
You can use Whatsapp on Android Tablet following one of the two ways. Just follow the steps mentioned below to set up Whatsapp on your tablet.
Whatsapp on Android Tablet using Whatsapp Web:
If you have Whatsapp on your android phone and want to use the same account on the giant screen of your tablet, the Whatsapp Web provides you with a very simple way. Just follow the steps:
1. Open the web browser on your tablet and go to the website whatsapp.com. Your Tablet browser may show you the mobile version of this site, and if so, you’ll need to switch to the desktop version of the site by clicking on the “Options” button (three dots appearing at the top-right, if you’re using google chrome. A QR code is supposed to appear on the screen.
2. Go to the Whatsapp application on your phone, tap on the “Menu” button (three dots on the top right corner) and then tap on Whatsapp Web. This will immediately open the rearview camera of your phone.
3. Scan the QR code appearing on your tablet’s screen with your phone’s camera.
4. Once the QR code is scanned, your Whatsapp account will immediately appear on your tablet’s screen. To keep enjoying Whatsapp on your Table, you must keep your phone on and connected to the internet.
Whatsapp on Android Tablet by Installing Whatsapp APK file:
Do you want to use a new account on your tablet, which is completely separate from the one you use on your phone? You want the Whatsapp application that is virtually and functionally identical to the one you use on your android phone?
There’s also a solution for you. Just follow the steps mentioned below.
1# Firstly, you’ll have to allow the installation of applications from unknown sources on your tablet. You can do it by going to settings, then looking for the “Privacy” option and then toggling the option for “Unknown Sources” to “ON”.
2# Then go to the web browser on your tablet and go the following link https://www.whatsapp.com/android/.
3# Download the latest version of Whatsapp from the website mentioned above.
4# After the download is complete, install the APK file that you’ll find in “Downloads” of your browser.
5# Install the APK file on your phone.
6# After the completion of the installation, create an account for your device. You must enter your phone number on which you’ll receive a code. You must enter the code on the Whatsapp application on your tablet to verify your account. You can use any number that is not registered on a Whatsapp account but is active on a phone that you have access to.
Once you’ve created and verified the account, you can enjoy Whatsapp on your tablet with the full functionality of Whatsapp on your phone.