Click here to download WhatsApp_2.18.248: just download from your phone and touch the drawer notification to install.

If you experience any issue (like unparseable or corrupted package error), please

  • uninstall any previously existing WhatsApp
  • enable Unknown sources from Android settings -> Security -> Unknown sources
  • if Android forces you to install WhatsApp latest release, temporarily disable automatic app updates on the Play Store (see screenshots below)
  • if you enabled Chrome data saver, please disable it temporarily
  • if it still doesn't work, please send me diagnostic logs

Please note: after you get your iPhone messages imported, you can safely upgrade to any WhatsApp version and enable auto-update in Play Store.

WhatsApp - touch to install
WhatsApp - accept to install
Android - enable unknown sources
Google Play Store - Settings
Google Play Store - Disable auto-update apps