How Do I Get the WhatsApp Messenger App on My Samsung Galaxy Device?

Every Samsung Galaxy device comes with the Google Play Store pre-installed, giving users access to millions of apps, games and other content. WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most popular messaging apps available, and you can easily download it to your Galaxy device.

Using the Google Play Store – To get WhatsApp Messenger on your Samsung Galaxy device, open the Google Play Store app. Type ‘WhatsApp’ into the search bar at the top of the screen and tap ‘Search’.

Select ‘WhatsApp Messenger’ from the list of results and press ‘Install’. When prompted, accept any permissions that are required for WhatsApp to run properly on your device. Once installed, you can open WhatsApp from your app drawer and follow the on-screen prompts to set up an account.

Using a Web Browser – Alternatively, you can also download WhatsApp to your Samsung Galaxy directly from your web browser. Open a web browser on your Galaxy device and go to

When prompted, click ‘Download Now’. Once downloaded, open the file (it should be named something like ‘WhatsApp.apk’) and follow any further instructions that appear on screen.

Using a Computer – If you prefer not to use either of these methods or if they don’t work for some reason, you can also download WhatsApp onto your Samsung Galaxy using a computer instead. Download the latest version of WhatsApp from onto your PC or Mac computer (not directly onto your phone).

Connect your Galaxy device to your computer using a USB cable then transfer the file over to it like you would with any other type of file or document. Once transferred, disconnect from the computer then open it from within your Downloads folder (or wherever else it may be stored). Follow any on-screen prompts until setup is complete.

In conclusion, there are several different ways you can get WhatsApp Messenger on a Samsung Galaxy device – by using either the Google Play Store app already installed on it; by downloading directly via a web browser; or by transferring over from a computer via USB cable connection.

No matter which one you choose however, once successfully installed onto your phone or tablet, you will be able to start sending messages right away.


Getting WhatsApp Messenger onto a Samsung Galaxy is easy no matter which method you choose – through Google Play Store; through web browser; or through PC/Mac connection via USB cable transfer.