Click here to download WhatsApp 2.18.248: touch to install in Chrome (tutorial below).

Please note: after you get your iPhone messages imported, you MUST update WhatsApp to latest version from Google Play Store.

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

  • uninstall any previously existing WhatsApp
  • [new phones] Android 8 (Oreo) or later (Pie) specific instructions
  • [older phones only] 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 interactive tutorial below)
  • if you enabled Chrome data saver, please disable it temporarily
  • if you have any kind of corporate account (like Exchange) or tool (like MobileIron or AirWatch), please disable it temporarily
  • if you signed up for WhatsApp Beta, temporarily sign-out
  • if you are on Huawei (like the P20/P30), make sure you don't have WhatsApp installed in Private Space
  • if you are on a Samsung, make sure you don't have WhatsApp installed in the Secure Folder or as a Dual Messenger
  • if you have WhatsApp for Business, temporarily uninstall it
  • if you still have issues, kindly take a look at the 2nd interactive tutorial below ("optional/if issues")
  • if it still doesn't work, please send me diagnostic logs

Secure folder Samsung