Downloading and installing the APK of WhatsApp on Android will allow you to have the latest version without waiting for updates from the Play Store. We explain here how to install the new WhatsApp in version 188.8.131.52 and take advantage of all the new features immediately and before most users.
How to download and install the WhatsApp APK for Android
If you have ever installed an app via APK file on Android, installing WhatsApp should be easy for you. For beginners, don’t panic, it’s very simple. Here’s the procedure to follow :
- Go to Settings> Security and allow the installation of applications from unknown sources
- From your smartphone, go to the official WhatsApp website to download the latest version of the messaging application:
Download the APK of WhatsApp 184.108.40.206 via the official website
Download the APK of WhatsApp 220.127.116.11 via APK Mirror
- The application downloads: you can follow the progress of the download in the notifications
- Once the app has been downloaded, go to the folder Downloads on your smartphone or in the notification panel to find the APK file and start the installation by tapping on it
- Accept the installation, and it’s good, you can enjoy the latest version of WhatsApp
If you want to be able to really benefit from all the latest news from WhatsApp, you can download the beta version of the instant messaging app. No need to worry, the builds are completely stable and the app works perfectly without any bugs. To install it, just follow the little tutorial described above but find the latest version on APK Mirror rather than on the official website. You will easily find the latest beta versions there:
Download WhatsApp Beta APK via APK Mirror
If you find it more convenient (for reading and replying to your messages while working, for example), you can also configure WhatsApp through a Windows or MacOS application. Here’s the procedure to follow :
- Run the downloaded file
- Connect the WhatsApp app of your mobile with the WhatsApp software for computer according to the instructions in the screenshot below
- Once you have scanned the code with your smartphone, you will find all your discussions directly on your PC
You now receive WhatsApp messages on your PC and on your phone, and can send messages yourself from the PC.
The latest news from WhatsApp
We present in this section the fixes, improvements and new features present in the latest versions that we suggest you download above.
WhatsApp 18.104.22.168 and 23 : group calls now support picture-in-picture mode to facilitate multitasking. The Attachments menu has been updated to include updated icons and add a camera shortcut. And if you are a beta user, WhatsApp now makes it possible to silence a contact or group forever, as well as more easily manage files that take up storage space.
If thanks to APK files, it is possible to take advantage of the latest innovations in the application, the problem is that you will not automatically be notified of subsequent updates. Fortunately, there is a little manipulation to fix the problem. To find out more, we invite you to consult our tutorial: how to detect updates to its APK files. For those who swear by big screens, we also explain how to install and use WhatsApp on your Android tablet.