So, you have gone ahead and downloaded WhatsApp and, to be honest, who could blame you. This is after all the most popular app of its kind with more than 700 million people having already downloaded it and a huge percentage of them then use this app on a daily basis. Now that you have indeed downloaded it there is just one thing left to do and that is to set it up and to get everything working and it is a lot easier than you may have been aware of.
After The Download.
After the download has been completed one of the next things you need to do is of course to open the app to begin the setting up process. One key part is activating your phone number as the app uses this to just make life so much easier for you when it comes to chatting to the different people that are on your contact list.
In order to get this to work you need to activate your number and this just takes a few seconds and is very easy to do. First, you need to make sure that you do indeed have the latest version of the app although if you have downloaded it from either the WhatsApp website or your relevant app store, then that should not be a problem.
When prompted to do so, enter your phone number and remember to include the international dialling code that is correct for your country. You will be helped out by WhatsApp by selecting the country and then check that the number you see on the screen is indeed the correct number for this phone.
Once you have entered your number you will then be sent an SMS and in that SMS will be a special 6 digit code and that has to be entered when prompted to do so on the verification screen that will pop up as part of the process. This not only activates your number, but it also verifies that you are setting up the account linked to this mobile phone and it is a vital part of the process of getting WhatsApp to work.
So, after downloading:
- You need to verify your phone number for WhatsApp to work.
- When prompted to do so enter your phone number including the international dialling code.
- Check that the number is correct and then wait for the SMS to arrive.
- Enter the 6 digit code that is in the SMS on the verification screen.
- Enjoy using WhatsApp.
That is how you verify your number with WhatsApp and as you can see it is a very easy process that takes just seconds to do. The longest part may very well be waiting for the SMS to arrive, but it is usually done instantly allowing you to begin to use WhatsApp whenever you are ready.
The verification process does not cost you anything and you do not need any kind of special technological expertise because as you can see as long as you can open an SMS and know your phone number there really is nothing else to it.