Create a WhatsApp account: 13 steps (with pictures)

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Create a WhatsApp account: 13 steps (with pictures)
Create a WhatsApp account: 13 steps (with pictures)
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This wikiHow teaches you how to create a WhatsApp account using your mobile phone.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Verifying your device

Make a WhatsApp Account Step 1

Step 1. Open WhatsApp Messenger

The WhatsApp icon looks like a green speech bubble with a white phone call in it.

Make a WhatsApp Account Step 2

Step #2. Press Accept and continue

By doing so, you agree to WhatsApp's terms and conditions.

  • Press Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy to read these documents.
Make a WhatsApp Account Step 3

Step 3. Enter your phone number

WhatsApp will use this number to verify your phone.

Make a WhatsApp Account Step 4

Step #4. Press Done

You will find this button at the top right of your screen.

Make a WhatsApp Account Step 5

Step 5. Press Yes

This will confirm the phone number you just entered.

Make a WhatsApp Account Step 6

Step 6. Wait for the automatic text message from WhatsApp

You will now receive a text message with a 6-digit verification code.

  • Didn't receive the code? Then click on the button Call me. You will then be automatically called by WhatsApp and receive the 6-digit code.
Make a WhatsApp Account Step 7

Step 7. Write down the 6-digit verification code

You need this code to verify your phone via the app.

Make a WhatsApp Account Step 8

Step 8. Enter your verification code on WhatsApp

Your phone will now be verified automatically.

Part 2 of 2: Setting up your profile

Make a WhatsApp Account Step 9

Step 1. Press add photo

The image in the circle at the top left of your screen is your profile picture. By clicking this button, you can upload a photo from your Photo Album or take a selfie that you can then use as a profile photo.

Make a WhatsApp Account Step 10

Step #2. Now press Your name

Here you can enter the name that your friends will see when they receive a message from you.

Make a WhatsApp Account Step 11

Step 3. Enter a username

Make a WhatsApp Account Step 12

Step #4. Tap Use your Facebook data

With this button you can automatically use the data you have entered on Facebook for WhatsApp.

Make a WhatsApp Account Step 13

Step 5. Press Done

You will find this button at the top right of your screen. You are now ready to use WhatsApp.

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