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If you are an Android phone user, you might have heard about the APK file. Or perhaps, you might have seen it somewhere while you are browsing your phone without really having an idea what it is and what it means.

Well, APK is a file format that is used for installing software on the Android operating system. It works just as how Windows OS uses an “exe” file for software installation.

There are many benefits in using APK files. For one, it lets you have access to new features that is otherwise not available, say from outside your region. It also allows you to a faster way to get the latest updates from Google by bypassing carriers. Moreover, for a device that do not have Google Play Store, APK files can be used to install apps on your device, such as, the WhatsApp messenger for Samsung.

Here is the step-by-step procedure in downloading WhatsApp APK for Samsung.

For a manual installation on a Samsung tablet, go to Settings, then General and Security.  Choose “Unknown Sources”. From the Samsung Tab, go to your web browser and download the APK version for WhatsApp. After the file is downloaded, click on it to open and install it. If after clicking the downloaded link nothing happens or the installation did not begin, you can move the APK file to downloads folder from the file manager and reinstall the WhatsApp APK version.

WhatsApp APK for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, S5 and Grand

First, ensure to download the right APK WhatsApp file and press the download button to get the APK file of WhatsApp and download it to your PC. With the use of a USB cable, you can now transfer the file to your Android smartphone. Next, go to the apps menu and open the file manager folder. When you see WhatsApp Messenger, simply tap or click to install the app into your Samsung Galaxy phone. Once you have installed the app, you can now open the file and sign up so you can start enjoying WhatsApp Messenger and connect with friends and loved ones.

If you have a Samsung Galaxy S4, you might also want to learn more about the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and make the most of your mobile experience.

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