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So, you finally got yourself an iPhone and you now want to message your friends and family. But how do you get WhatsApp? And what do you do once it has actually downloaded? The step by step guide below will help you to get chatting with everyone in no time.

Installing the app

The first thing you will need to do is navigate to the App Store and search for “WhatsApp” under the “Search” menu, located at the bottom right of the App Store. Tap “Get” next to the app and then tap “Install” on the pop-up. The app will then install, and you will be able to find it on your home screen or open it straight from the App Store by tapping “Open”.

Setting up the app

Once you open WhatsApp, you will need to grant access to your contacts so that they can be synced. You will also be asked to confirm various other features such as allowing notifications. You can accept or reject as you see fit. You will also need to accept the Terms of Service.

After clicking on “Agree & Continue”, you will need to confirm your country code and cell phone number. By clicking “Done” you will receive an SMS with a code to enter into the screen that pops up. This will finish the setup process.

All you have to do now is find the contacts you want to send messages to in the app and start typing. If someone doesn’t have WhatsApp, you will be able to invite them by sending them a link through the app. Enjoy chatting!



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