WhatsApp needs no introduction. It has become the most popular messaging app globally with more than 800 million active users using across multiple platforms.
We all know that the apps allow you to send messages, share videos and audios to friends, without any payment. The app comes with plenty of features providing the users the best messaging experience ever, but how many of us utilize WhatsApp to the fullest?
However, there are many problems users faces on the popular instant messaging. Here are some of the most common WhatsApp problems on Android and their solutions.
Unable to install WhatsApp
In order to download the latest version of WhatsApp, your smartphone must be running on Android 2.1 and above. However, by the end of 2016, Android 2.1 and 2.2 will no longer be supported. Well, if your are trying to install the WhatsApp from the its official website, you need to have enable the Unknown Sources in your settings. Go to Settings >> Security >> Unknown Sources
Install WhatsApp on a tablet
If you have a tablet that only works with Wi-Fi, you will have problems activating WhatsApp, because you generally need a SIM card and a phone number to activate your WhatsApp account. Here is a solution, all you need is your phone number. Activate it on Wi-Fi using your additional phone number.
WhatsApp not working
WhatsApp connection problems are usually caused by your Wi-Fi or network data connection. If you aren't able to send a message, here are a few solutions: Install the latest version of the app from the Play Store. Check your internet connection, Wi-Fi or 3G. If these things didn't worked, finally, the most extreme solution: uninstall the app and then reinstall it.
WhatsApp doesn't recognize my contacts
There are a few reasons why WhatsApp wouldn't recognize your contacts, so here is a simple checklist to make sure it does: make sure you have the correct contact numbers and also make sure that they are currently using WhatsApp.
Hide Profile Picture
Have you ever wanted to hide your WhatsApp profile picture? Well, it's just a tap away. If you are indeed looking to hide your profile picture for WhatsApp, just download the WhatsApp Plus app. After installing WhatsApp Plus, go through the on-screen steps and you will be able to hide your profile picture.