How to update WhatsApp for Android

To update WhatsApp, there are two different options, one is using the Malavida website and the second option is using Google Play.

How to update WhatsApp through Malavida

First, you need to check the version number of WhatsApp installed on your device. To do this, open WhatsApp, go to the Chats tab and click on the icon with the 3 vertical dots in the upper right corner.

Hit the icon with the three vertical dotsHit the icon with the three vertical dots

Go to Settings.

Press on SettingsPress on Settings

Go to the Help section.

Go to HelpGo to Help

Now tap on the option App info.

Press App infoPress App info

A new window will appear with information about the app. Look for the version number and write it down so you can have it ready in the next steps.

Write down the version numberWrite down the version number

Now, go to the WhatsApp for Android page at Malavida ( and see which version number we offer for download.

If the website version number matches your installed version number, it means you have the latest version available and are up to date. However, if the version number on the web is higher, you must update it. For updates, you have to download the new version through the green Download button available at the end of this guide. Repeat the operation in the next windows, tap the green Download button and you will start downloading the corresponding file.

Button to download WhatsApp from MalavidaButton to download WhatsApp from Malavida

Once the download is complete, you can find the file in your usual download folder, tap on the file. Depending on your operating system version, you may also be able to update from the system notification.

WhatsApp will automatically detect that it is already installed and will offer you the option to update the app. Click Install in the lower right corner.

Press InstallPress Install

Once the installation of the new version is complete, press Open to run the app.

Press Open to open the new versionPress Open to open the new version

How to update WhatsApp through the Google Play Store

To update WhatsApp to the latest version using Google Play, first go to the Play Store app installed on your device. Once inside, look for an icon with three horizontal stripes in the upper left corner.

Press the icon with the 3 horizontal linesPress the icon with the 3 horizontal lines

In the new menu, select the option My apps & games.

Access My apps & gamesAccess My apps & games

You will access a list of installed and pending updates for apps and games. If WhatsApp is among them, it means that there is a new version in the store. Tap on Update

Press the Update buttonPress the Update button

When the update is complete, you can run the app directly from here using the Open button.

Press Open to view the new versionPress Open to view the new version

Which of the two methods should you choose? We recommend the first one since normally Google Play does not offer to download the latest real version available, while we do. If you want to have the latest version available without a doubt, choose the first update method we have explained above.