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WhatsApp developers came up with the app for the smartphone technology, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use if for your Android tablet. With a few easy-to-follow instructions, you can download, install and use it on your tablet too.

How Do You Do This?

It’s really easy. You just need to download WhatsApp’s latest APK file from the developer’s official website. Before you attempt to install it onto the tablet, you need to enable the Unknown Sources. You can find this under Settings and Security. When you enable Unknown Sources, it lets you download files from a third-party source.

Once you’ve installed the app, go back to the Settings and Security section and uncheck the Unknown Sources box. Start the WhatsApp app and type in your mobile number. Since tablets don’t support SIM cards, you’ll need to request the “Call Me” option. You’ll get a call on the smartphone where a robot lets you know what your verification code is. This is what you’ll use to verify your account.

Since the number is associated with your tablet, you can’t use WhatsApp on your smartphone. WhatsApp works on just one device at a time.

If have an Android tablet that comes with a SIM card, you won’t have any problems with the installation. An SMS text will come across your tablet that will include the code.

Use BlueStacks To Install WhatsApp On Your Nexus 7

In order to attain the newest WhatsApp APK and SRT AppGuard APK, you’ll need to download and install the BlueStacks program. This tool that lets the Internet access WhatsApp.  Your tablet and computer will need to be connected, so that you can copy the APK and SRT AppGuard APK files to the SD card. Right click on the APK file on the computer and select “Open with BlueStacks APK Installer.” This will install WhatsApp to BlueStacks.

Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to install SRT AppGuard and WhatsApp on your tablet. But, after you’ve done it, don’t start the program just yet. Instead, you want to open SRT AppGuard, going to the primary menu and hitting “Secure a New App.” From the applications, list, you’ll see WhatsApp. Choose it and hit Ok.

Once you do that, you’ll need to edit the WhatsApp permissions on the Nexus 7. Go the AppGuard menu and choose “Manage your Secure App” and select WhatsApp. Deactivate the “Read Phone Status and Identify” the list option. Finally, launch the BlueStacks emulator on your computer. Go into the My Apps menu and hit the WhatsApp icon. Hit Agree, so that you can type in your phone number.

You’ll receive a phone call, instead of an SMS code, that provides you with a verification code.