With more than 1 billion downloads, WhatsApp has indeed become the most popular messaging app in the world, albeit, most of the users are from Europe, Southeast Asia, India and Africa. Nevertheless, social network giant, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for billions of dollars. This is simply an indication of how promising this app is.
How Do I Install WhatsApp?
If you still haven’t installed the app on your Android phone, doing so is easy. Simply go to Play Store and type “WhatsApp messenger” from the search bar. Choose the appropriate icon to download since there will be several options which are almost identical in appearance and spelling. Select the one developed by WhatsApp and has an icon with a telephone handset and in green and white color. After tapping the icon, you will be prompted to install. After installation, the icon will appear on your home screen. Simply follow the instructions on setting up your WhatsApp account.
It is possible to save a copy of your WhatsApp Data via Google Drive or using a local backup. The latter will run automatically on a daily basis at 2am and you can then save the database on yor phone or in a file. This means that even if you lost your mobile phone or replaced it, you can transfer your media and chats using Google Drive. To backup your WhatsApp database to Google Drive, open WhatsApp and proceed to the Menu Button. Go to Settings, Chats and Chat backup.
Local backup files, on the other hand, can stay on your phone for seven days while Google Drive can only backup the recent one. You can restore the backup file by downloading a file manager if you still do not have one.
For more information about restoring WhatsApp chat conversations, you can refer to the guidelines.