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A popular messenger app available for smartphones and continuously making waves is the WhatsApp messenger app that allows users to chat with other WhatsApp users, exchange images and videos as well as send and receive calls.

A cross-platform messenger app, WhatsApp is available for iPhones and most Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy Series. WhatsApp requires Android version 2.1 and higher which is also found in Samsung galaxy models. While there are different versions of the mobile a depending on the OS version of the phone, there are two ways to download WhatsApp messenger for Samsung Galaxy.

Google Play Store Download

The first and perhaps the easiest and most common method to start communicating with friends and family worldwide via the WhatsApp messenger is a download through the Google Play Store. What’s great is that almost all smartphones are loaded with the Google Play Store. From the home screen, you can go to Apps and then to Play Store. After you touch the Play Store icon, you will be brought to search bar. Next, type in the word “WhatsApp messenger” on the search bar and will be presented with different apps related to WhatsApp Messenger. You can now select the proper WhatsApp messenger app and download it. After the download is completed, you can now install the app.

WhatsApp APK Download

Another way to take advantage of the features of WhatsApp messenger on your Samsung Galaxy is by downloading the WhatsApp APK file from the official website of the app. From your browser, download the APK version and install it on your smartphone. If installation does not continue, you can do using the file manager and transfer the file to the “downloads” folder. You can also download the WhatsApp APK file into your computer and transfer it to your Samsung Galaxy phone using the USB cable.

It is important to note, however that you still need to setup your WhatsApp account before you can use the app. You can learn more from a WhatsApp tutorial about setting up the account.