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How do you install WhatsApp on your Android tablet?

Do you have a new tablet and want to install WhatsApp? Unfortunately, there's no version of WhatsApp for tablets yet, but there is an app that allows you to send messages via WhatsApp to your friends and family via an intermediate step. In this article, I'll explain how this works.

Can I use WhatsApp on my tablet?

WhatsApp tablet

WhatsApp is linked to your phone number and therefore to your SIM card. However, you need your SIM card in your smartphone and most tablets don't have a SIM card slot at all. You can still use WhatsApp via the app Tablet Messenger, without extra SIM card. This app lets you to access all your calls and contacts on your tablet via WhatsApp Web. Follow the step below.

Step 1: Download and open Tablet Messenger

tablet messenger QR code

Go to the Google Play Store on your tablet and download the Tablet Messenger app. When you open the app, you will see a large QR code. You will scan these with WhatsApp via your smartphone.

Step 2: Scan the QR code with WhatsApp on your smartphone

WhatsApp scanning

Open WhatsApp on your smartphone and tap the three dots at the top right. Then select "WhatsApp Web" and your camera will start up automatically. Scan the QR code on your tablet. WhatsApp now opens on your tablet and is ready for use.

** Note **: The connection goes via your smartphone. Make sure that your phone stays on and is connected to the Internet, otherwise the connection via your tablet will drop as well.

Step 3: Log off via your smartphone

Close smartphone WhatsApp web

Are you going to share your tablet and don't want everyone to be able to send messages in your name, or does someone else want to use WhatsApp on the tablet? Sign off via your smartphone. When you connect to Tablet Messenger you get the message "Whatsapp Web is currently active" on your phone. Tap this to disconnect again and log out on your tablet.

Help from an expert in the store

Help from an expert in the store

Need help installing WhatsApp on your Android tablet? In the Coolblue stores, our experts are available to do this for you. You'll be outside again before you know it, with WhatsApp on your Android tablet.

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