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12 WebsiteCompass How to Get Started WithWhatsApp WhatsApp is easy to download and use. Unlike many other apps, you don’t need to sign up to use it. The steps here will help you get started. Social Media Basics TUTORIAL How to Download and Set UpWhatsApp To start, go to the Play Store if you have an Android device, or the App Store if you use iOS. Note, the setup process may be slightly different for each device. 1. Search for WhatsApp. It may be listed as WhatsApp Messenger. 2. Install and open the app. 3. You will be prompted to agree to the privacy policy and terms of service. To proceed, tap AGREE AND CONTINUE. 4. You will be prompted to enter your phone number. Do so and tap NEXT. 5. You may be asked to provide a security number that the app will send to your device. 6. You will be prompted to allowWhatsApp to access your contacts and media. If you agree, tap CONTINUE. If not, tap NOT NOW. 7. If you have previously used WhatsApp, you may be prompted to give permission to restore backups and to allow the app to access your OS account. Tap the appropriate responses. 8. You will be prompted to provide your name and optional profile photo. Enter your name and, if you want to, upload your photo. Then tap NEXT. 9. The following screen will be the chat screen. You’re all set! TUTORIAL How to Communicate onWhatsApp WhatsApp provides three ways to connect with others: chats, status updates, and calls. 1. To start a chat, navigate to the CHATS tab at the top of the screen. 2. At the bottom of the screen, tap SEND MESSAGE. 3. Select the contact you want to send the message to or enter a new one. 4. Write your message and attach any files as you would in a standard texting app. 5. Tap the SEND icon to send. Messages to and from the contact will appear in bubbles, similar to text messages. 6. To send a status update to all your contacts, navigate to the STATUS tab. 7. Tap in the main screen to access media and choose a photo or video. 8. Add a caption, then tap the SEND icon to send. 9. Alternatively, in the STATUS tab, tap the pencil icon to send a text update. 10. To call a contact, navigate to the CALLS tab, then tap the phone icon at the bottom of the screen. 11. Tap the phone icon (or video icon for video calls) next to the name of the contact you want to call. Use the controls on your screen to manage the call.