WhatsApp has never released a version of its application that is compatible with tablets, iOS, or Android. The only way to install it, for the Google operating system, was to use the APK, without going through the official channels through Play Store. If in the case of the iPad everything remains silent, the latest rumors emerged earlier this year and referred to an adapted version of WhatsApp Web, for Android the situation could change soon.
According to WABetaInfo, you can now install WhatsApp for Android Tablets directly from the Google shop. Currently, this version of WhatsApp for Android Tablets is only available in beta version with version 2.18.367, that is, only for those who subscribe to the test program.
Good news: you can now install WhatsApp on your Android tablet directly from the Play Store (ONLY IF YOU’RE A BETA TESTER — 2.18.367)!
It wasn’t possible in the past and it was necessary to download the APK separately.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) 30 de noviembre de 2018
How to install WhatsApp for Android Tablets
It is necessary to say that to install WhatsApp for Tablets Android we will need a telephone number, although the tablet does not have SIM we can assign one to it, but we will not be able to use this account of WhatsApp in the tablet and the telephone at the same time.
We hope that soon the possibility of installing the Android tablet application will be extended to all users in stable mode. For now, let’s be satisfied with this small but substantial novelty.