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 about 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 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
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. You need to have a mobile with Android 4.1 or higher , the size of the app may vary depending on the device we use.
- Price: Free
- Developer: WhatsApp LLC
- Download: For Android on Google Play
Setting up WhatsApp for the first time
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 said number is verified by SMS. This SMS will contain the verification code that they will ask for .
In the event that the SMS does not reach you , something that can happen, you can click ‘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
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 will be able to 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.