Are you using WhatsApp GB

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    Install Whatsapp. It's free to download from your phone's app store.

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    Open WhatsApp. Tap OPEN in your phone's app store, or tap the green and white WhatsApp app icon.

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    Tap OK when prompted. This will allow WhatsApp to access your contacts.
    • You may also have to allow WhatsApp to send notifications by tapping Allow.
    • On Android, you'll tap ALLOW here.
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    Tap Agree & Continue. It's at the bottom of the screen.
    • On Android, you'll tap AGREE AND CONTINUE.
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    Type in your phone number. You'll enter this in the text field in the middle of the page.

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    Tap Done. It's in the top-right corner of the screen.
    • On Android, tap NEXT at the bottom of the screen instead.
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    Tap OK when prompted. Doing so will prompt WhatsApp to send a text message with a verification code.

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    Open your phone's messages. This should be the app where you send and receive messages.

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    Tap the message from WhatsApp. It will say "Your WhatsApp code is [###-###]. You can also tap on this link to verify your phone:" followed by a link.

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    Enter your code in the field provided. As long as you don't mistype, this will confirm your phone's identity and redirect you to the account creation page.

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    Enter your name and a photo. While the photo is optional, adding one will help confirm your identity to other contacts.
    • If you've downloaded WhatsApp before, you'll first have an option to restore your chat history.
    • You can also tap Use Facebook Info to use your Facebook picture and name.
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    Tap Next to continue. You are now ready to send a message with WhatsApp.