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New Whatsapp For Samsung Phones: How To Download, Install and Solve Common Troubleshoots

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A practical and easy download and installation guide of the new Whatsapp versions (2.16.156) for Samsung smarphones users.

— Based on the latest WhatsApp Messenger 2.16.156 beta release of July 6th, 2016, the application requires a free storage of 27MB together with an Android version of 2.1 or above. It could also require additional space to store other items such as photos, videos, and other data. Google Play store and WhatsApp apk file are the 2 main options for downloading this latest WhatsApp version.

WhatsApp apk file is a simple file that can be downloaded from any Samsung Android device. is one the main website from it can be downloaded for free. From the WhatsApp for samsung apk page users must click on "download" link to open the apk file. This file can also be transferred from a computer to the Samsung smartphone, by emailing it or by using the appropriate USB cable of your Samsung phone. It is also possible transfer the apk file by use of the Bluetooth application. After copying the apk file on a Samsung smartphone, users must search the apk file in the phone's download folder, find the WhatsApp Apk files and click it to begin the installation process. After the set-up is successful, the new WhatsApp application will be available on the phone's main menu.

One of the most recommended sources is the Google Play store app which can be found in any of the Samsung Android phones. Users must go to Play Store Application and search for the WhatsApp in the built-in search box to find the latest release (2.16.156). After pressing the download knob, the installation process starts automatically. When the download process goes to completion, it will be required to cross over to the verification process. The audit process involves providing your phone number, upon which a pin number for the WhatsApp service will be sent to the phone.

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Users need to install two files on your computer before downloading the new WhatsApp application. First, by installing the jar file, then the exe file and finally by transffering the two files from the computer to the Wave device, by using a USB cable. After transferring the files, it is required to restart the phone before the completing the installation process. More information to install Whatsapp on older or different Samsung models are available here.

Troubleshoots for WhatsApp
Samsung users must first ensure that all the requirements for the download process are met for the process to be successful. Having a Samsung smartphone running with an Android version of at least 2.1 is one of them. The phone's Android version can be checked by going to settings, security, then to the unknown sources. Another requirement is to confirm the right country from the list provided. If users still do not get the pin, it is possible to request for a voice call instead.

To have your WhatsApp application working correctly, is important to double-check that internet is properly connected to a WI-FI or 3G internet. If users still encounter any issues, it is appropriate to check if a Task Killer application is not interfering with the installation. If the problem is persisting, it is best to first uninstall the app and then reinstall the new version again.

In some instances, some users were not able to see the 'Last Seen' timestamp in a conversation. In this case, the timestamp might have been disabled. It can be easily re-enabled by going into Settings, Account, Privacy, and by finally checking then 'Last Seen' checkbox.

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