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WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging applications in the world. As of February 2016, it has amassed more than one billion users. With so many features, it’s no wonder the app has such a massive user base. Not to forget, the app is also available for no cost at all. And as long as a user is connected to the internet, they can message family or friends as well as send videos, audio files and images as much as they want. In short, WhatsApp has proven to be a cost-effective communication tool in an age where everything is becoming increasingly expensive.

Almost all the devices from top makers support WhatsApp, including Nokia. While most Android and iOS users can freely install the app on their devices, Nokia users will find that there are limitations when it comes to theirs.

Can WhatsApp be downloaded on the Nokia X, Nokia X2 or Nokia XL?

The Nokia X line can be rather confusing. It can refer to the Nokia X Family which has five models in its lineup including the Nokia X, Nokia X2 and the Nokia XL. The other X line is the Xseries of phones which includes similarly named models Nokia X1-00, Nokia X2-01 and Nokia X3-00. So which of the lines of phones is supported by WhatsApp?

In the Nokia page of the official WhatsApp site, Nokia X Family of phones are not listed as supported devices. However, the older Xseries are but only a few of them: the X2-00, X2-01, X3-02 and X3-02.5 (Refresh). Then again, the newer X Family line runs on the Nokia X platform which is based on Android. According to the Android page on the official site of WhatsApp, your phone needs to run at least Android 2.3 as well as be able to receive text messages and calls.

How to Install WhatsApp?

If you have Nokia X1-00, Nokia X2-01 and Nokia X3-00:

If you have the Nokia X Family line of phones:

  • Go to Settings -> Security. Tick the box for Unknown Sources.
  • Go to to download the APK (it’s like an installer but for the Android platform).
  • Tap on the APK file after it has finished downloading in order to begin installation.

While you can download an APK from the WhatsApp site, there are other reliable places on the web where you can get WhatsApp APKs too.