How to update WhatsApp to the latest version on Android

To update WhatsApp there are two different ways: one through our own Malavida website and a second through Google Play.

How to update WhatsApp via Malavida

Download Malavida’s WhatsApp APK via our app review. Repeat the process in the following windows, press the green download button and the corresponding file will be downloaded. Once the download is complete, you can find the file in your usual Downloads folder and tap on the file. Depending on your operating system, you can also start the update via the system notification.

WhatsApp will recognize that it’s already installed and give you the option to update the app. Tap Install in the bottom-right corner.

Click InstallClick Install

When the new version finishes installing, tap Open or Opento open the app

Click Open to open the new versionClick Open to open the new version

How to update WhatsApp from Google Play Store

To update WhatsApp to the latest version via Google Play, first go to the app store installed on your phone. Once inside, look for an icon with three horizontal stripes in the top left corner.

Click on the icon with the three vertical dotsClick on the icon with the three vertical dots

In the new menu, select the option My apps & games.

Go to My apps & gamesGo to My apps & games

You’ll be presented with a list of installed apps and games waiting to be updated. If WhatsApp is among them, it means there is a new version in the shop. Click on Update.

Click the Update buttonClick the Update button

As soon as the update is complete, you can start the app directly from here using the button Open to open.

Press Open to open the new versionPress Open to open the new version

Which of the two methods should I choose? We recommend the first one, and not out of self-interest: Google Play doesn’t usually offer to download the latest version available, which we do. If you want to be sure you have the latest version available, choose the first update method we explained.

Is it mandatory to update Whatsapp to the latest version?

It is not mandatory to update WhatsApp to the latest version, but it is definitely advisable, because this is the only way to have the most secure version with the most functions. Each new update fixes problems and security vulnerabilities, adds new features or fixes bugs in the existing ones. So you should always make sure you have the latest version if you don’t want your user experience to be compromised and most importantly your data to be compromised.

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