WhatsApp on tablet

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging application in the world. Millions of people have it installed on their smartphones. Although many people want to also have it installed on their tablet. This is something that usually raises doubts, since many users do not know if this is really possible or not. Luckily, it is possible to have the app on a tablet without problems.

Here we explain how it works possible to have WhatsApp installed on a tablet with Android as the operating system. You will see that it is simple and so you can enjoy the popular messaging application on your device without any problem.

*UPDATE: Nowadays, it is already possible to have Whatsapp on tablets, without having to resort to the old steps in this tutorial. You simply have to download the APK from the official WhatsApp website as we indicate in the steps, and thanks to the new multi-device mode, you will be able to have the same account on your mobile phone and tablet, being able to send and receive messages on both devices independently. Of course, you should know that in Google Play for tablets it still does not appear as a compatible app, this has not changed at the moment.

How to install Whatsapp on your Android tablet (updated)

To install WhatsApp on your tablet and use it without problem, we are going to perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the WhatsApp official website.
  2. Download the APK on your Android tablet from there.
  3. Install the APK on your tablet by opening the .apk file you downloaded.
  4. Once installed, open the WhatsApp app that you must have among your apps.
  5. After the welcome message, press Accept and continue.
  6. Now you will see another screen on which a QR code appears.
  7. Take your mobile phone and scan this QR code that appears on the tablet screen. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the Whatsapp app on your mobile phone.
    2. Click on Menu.
    3. Go to Linked devices.
    4. Then Pair a device.
    5. Focus the camera on the QR on your tablet screen to scan.
    6. Now a list of linked devices will appear.
  8. Ready! After that, the app will load on the tablet with all your chats.

How to install WhatsApp on Android tablet

whatsapp on tablet

Until now, if you wanted to install WhatsApp on a tablet, you had to download the APK of the application on a page, the website of the app itself gives this possibility and then install it on the tablet. Although a few months ago the situation has changed radically. Because the tablet version of the popular application has already been officially made available.

Therefore, users with an Android tablet simply they have to go to the Play Store and there proceed to download WhatsApp. Although you have to be registered as a beta tester of the app, something that is not a problem, it can be done on an Android smartphone without any problem. You can do it in this link.

Thus, once you are already a beta tester, you can download WhatsApp directly to your tablet from the Play Store normally. So the process has become very simple in this case. In addition to working without any problem at all times the application.

How to install WhatsApp on Android tablet without SIM

whatsapp on tablet

If your Android tablet doesn't have a SIM card, it is likely that you do not know the steps you have to follow in this process. It does not help us to do the same as we have done in the previous step, to download the application in the form of APK or from the Play Store. Although the solution in this case does not present too many complications either.

As you've probably heard on occasion, there is a web version of WhatsApp. This version, call WhatsApp Web, consists of accessing the messaging application via the web, something you can do in this link. This option is accessed through the account we have on our smartphone. The same way that is used to activate the app on a computer. Which means that the account is associated and messages can be received on the tablet. Synchronization in this sense is complete.

Therefore, you have to open the web version of the application, entering the link mentioned above. A QR code will appear on the screen, in addition to the instructions that must be followed on the phone to be able to carry out the synchronization between the two platforms. Therefore, once the steps are completed, you have to capture said QR code with the phone.

Once this is done, the process will be completed. So you can now use the web version of WhatsApp on the tablet normally. All the messages you send or receive on your smartphone will also be shown in the web version. You can also write in a normal way. Very convenient if your tablet does not have a SIM card.

If you don't want the web version of WhatsApp on the tablet, you have to resort to downloading the APK. To do this, you can download it from this site. Once downloaded to the tablet, follow the steps shown on the screen to proceed with its installation. You have to create a WhatsApp account, for which a phone number is requested, since you have to be able to send an SMS or code for the installation process in this regard. Therefore, you have to register the number of the smartphone and then enter the code that is received.

Then you can complete the WhatsApp installation process now on the tablet. So that the messaging application can be used in it.

How to use WhatsApp Web on a tablet

whatsappweb on tablet

The first thing to do is to synchronize the WhatsApp account that you have on your smartphone with the web version of the application. Therefore, once you have the web page open, accessible at this link, you have to go to the application on your phone.

You have to click on the three vertical points at the top of the application. There, from the options that appear on the screen. Next you have to enter the WhatsApp Web section. Then the smartphone camera will be activated, with which you have to point at the QR code on the screen of the tablet.

When that code is captured, the process is complete. Then you will see that the conversations of your account come out in the web version of the application. From this version, which is used in the browser, you will be able to send messages as if you were using the app on your smartphone. All messages, both those you send and those you receive, will be seen in this web version. It will be like using WhatsApp normally, but on your tablet, in the browser.

You have to keep your smartphone connected to the Internet, either through WiFi or data, so that what happens on WhatsApp will be synchronized at all times in this web version that you use on the tablet.

How to put WhatsApp on an iPad

If you have a iPad with Apple's iOS / iPadOS operating systemThen you should know that you can use WhatsApp through an app called WhatsPad, from which you can use your WhatsApp account on your mobile to receive messages and answer them from your tablet as well. In order to use this app, the steps you have to follow are:

  1. Open the App Store on your iPad tablet.
  2. Look there for the WhatsPad application.
  3. Once you have it located, press Get to be able to install it on your device.
  4. Now, once installed, open the app and you will see a QR code.
  5. From your mobile, go to WhatsApp and then click on settings. There select WhatsApp Web.
  6. Then, with the mobile you must scan the QR code on the iPad screen with your camera.
  7. The account will automatically be synchronized and you will be able to use WhatsApp on your iPad.

Can you have whatsapp on your tablet and on your mobile at the same time?

whatsapp on tablet and mobile at the same time

This is the usual application problem. If you have downloaded the APK or the official version of the application from the Play Store, then you are facing a complex situation. Since it can only be used on one of the two devices. WhatsApp makes you choose between using the app on a tablet or on your smartphone.

For now, a single account cannot be used on both devices at the same time. Something that is undoubtedly an error on the part of the application, as well as a huge limitation. But at the moment it's not something we can do anything about. We will have to wait for the company itself to introduce changes in this regard, in the near future.

In case that the web version of WhatsApp is used on the tabletthen there are no problems. The web version has been designed thinking that the same account can be used on two different devices. Therefore, if you want to have this possibility at all times, it is better to use the web version of the application. You can thus have WhatsApp on your tablet and on your smartphone.

Is there a scheduled date for the official launch of WhatsApp on a tablet?

Whatsapp for tablet

WhatsApp announced that it was finalizing the details for a multi-device application, with which you could also enjoy WhatsApp on a tablet. However, details of the exact date are not yet known. If you go to the App Store or Google Play on your tablet, you will see that the application is not available as on mobile phones.

Although WhatsApp Web can already be used on several devices at the same time, it is not like that in the client app. At the moment, only some leaks have transpired in which reference was made to a multi-device Android version and a multi-device iPhone that could indicate an imminent launch.

At the moment, the only thing you can do is use WhatsApp Web or go to the official website WhatsApp for download the package for your operating system. So you can activate the installation from third-party sources, install the app, and then log in with your account. But this has a serious limitation, and that is that you can only use it on one device at a time. Therefore, when you start it on the tablet, it closes on your mobile and vice versa.

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