Having said that, users need to keep their app update with the latest version available or download the latest version of the app. This will also ensure that all the new or upcoming features will also be available as soon as they receive the update.
Both Apple App Store and Google Play Store update the app automatically by default and download them automatically or notify the user about the update via notification panel. However, if you have disabled the automatic update feature, then you will have to check the update manually and install the updates available by following our step-by-step guide.
How to check if there are any new updates available for WhatsApp
To do this, Open Google Play Store or Apple App Store on your smartphone
Tap on the Search icon and type WhatsApp keyword
From the search list, tap on WhatsApp Messenger
In case any new update is available, the Install button on Android and Get button on iOS will turn into Update button.
Hit the Update button to download and install the latest update.
Alternatively, you can also head to My apps & games section from the Play Store menu option and look for all the apps for which the updates are available, including WhatsApp. Similarly, on iOS, tap on the Account icon and scroll down to check all the updates available.
Do note that you will need an active internet account and working internet connection to download the update.
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