How to manually update WhatsApp
We encourage you to always use the most up to date version of WhatsApp. Latest versions contain the newest features and bug fixes. Automatic updates within WhatsApp are turned on by default. If you’ve turned off auto-updates in WhatsApp, you can manually update to the latest version of WhatsApp.
Note: When registering your phone number, you’ll need to use the latest version of WhatsApp, otherwise your registration might fail.
Before updating the app, make sure to back up your chats. Learn how to save your chat history.
You can easily update WhatsApp from the Google Play Store.
- Find WhatsApp Messenger in the Google Play Store.
- Tap Update.