How to create a WhatsApp account step by step on Android

We are going to teach you how to create a WhatsApp account step by step since, although it may seem very simple, there may be users who are not entirely clear how the process is carried out. It is quite simple and you only need a phone number.

So let's see how to create a WhatsApp account from scratch, a process that will not take you more than 10 minutes and that will allow you to have your account set up until you decide to close it on your own.

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First of all, download WhatsApp

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We are going to create the WhatsApp account on our Android phone, so we need to download the application from the phone. Although you can download WhatsApp from various portals, We highly recommend doing it from the Google Play Store.

Thus you guarantee to have the latest stable version, without betas or anything like that. You just have to search for 'WhatsApp' in the Play Store and download it. It's necessary that have a mobile with Android 4.1 or higher, the size of the app may vary depending on the device we use.

WhatsApp Messenger

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Setting up WhatsApp for the first time

Whatsapp Settings

When first we have to do when opening WhatsApp is Accept private policyotherwise we will not be able to use it. Once we click on 'Accept and continue', it will be necessary for us to enter our phone number.

The verification message by SMS will arrive at the phone number you register, so it is advisable to use WhatsApp on a mobile with SIM, or have a device with said SIM nearby

The two numbers on the left correspond to the prefix of your country, +34 in the case of Spain. Once you enter your phone number (necessary to create your WhatsApp account, you will have to accept that this number is verified by SMS. This SMS will contain the verification code that they will ask for.


In case that the SMS did not reach you, something that can happen, you can hit 'resend SMS'. If it still does not arrive, you can ask to be called. A robot will call you and repeat the number repeatedly, so that you can enter it in the verification window.

Configure your basic data

WhatsApp Initial Configuration

Once you have verified your phone number, you will have to put a profile picture and a name. You can use your phone's camera to do it instantly or add it directly from your gallery.

This data is what your contacts will see, although you can always hide your profile photo and other data) to have maximum privacy within the application.

You can now start using WhatsApp


Once you have configured your phone number to activate the account, image and name, you can now use WhatsApp. When you open it, it will be completely empty, but in the 'start a chat' section the contacts you have on the SIM card will appear as long as they have a WhatsApp account, so you can chat with them.

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