This wikiHow teaches you how to create a WhatsApp account using your mobile phone.
Part 1 of 2: Verifying your device
Step 1. Open WhatsApp Messenger
The WhatsApp icon looks like a green speech bubble with a white phone call in it.
Step #2. Press Accept and continue
By doing so, you agree to WhatsApp's terms and conditions.
Step 3. Enter your phone number
WhatsApp will use this number to verify your phone.
Step #4. Press Done
You will find this button at the top right of your screen.
Step 5. Press Yes
This will confirm the phone number you just entered.
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.
Step 7. Write down the 6-digit verification code
You need this code to verify your phone via the app.
Step 8. Enter your verification code on WhatsApp
Your phone will now be verified automatically.
Part 2 of 2: Setting up your profile
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.
Step #2. Now press Your name
Here you can enter the name that your friends will see when they receive a message from you.
Step 3. Enter a username
Step #4. Tap Use your Facebook data
With this button you can automatically use the data you have entered on Facebook for WhatsApp.
Step 5. Press Done
You will find this button at the top right of your screen. You are now ready to use WhatsApp.