Just download either third-party app to your device (we’d recommend over WiFi) and search for WhatsApp within the store client.
After downloading, you’ll see a prompt that will take you to security settings. Tap the button to allow downloads from unknown sources (you can go back and reset this later).
Once installed, activate the app by entering a username and your mobile number. Add a profile picture and you’re ready to start chatting. WhatsApp knows which of your friends are already signed up, displaying them in the contacts section of the app.
Tapping on a friend’s avatar will instantly open a new chat window. It’s here that you can type your message, add one of the many emoticons on offer, attach a photo, video, your location, or send a voice note.
If at any point you need to call your friend during a messaging session, tap the settings button, then call; a neat and time-saving way to have a real conversation without closing the app. Again, we’d recommend doing this over WiFi.
Each message sent contains a precise timestamp – as well as a confirmation – of whether your message has been read or not. If your message has been seen, you’ll see two ticks.
Conversations are stored chronologically in the chat window, with a host of options available when you tap and press on an item. For example, you can directly view a contact, add a conversation shortcut, delete the chat, or email the conversation. This latter option is a great way to backup or keep any important discussions.
WhatsApp also supports group chat for when you want to communicate one thing to many people, such as planning a night out with your pals or organising a family member’s birthday.
Thanks to notifications, you’ll never miss a conversation either. Along with an audible notice, any updates will be shown on Fastlane.
Getting your hands on Instagram is equally simple. Once you have 1Mobile Market installed, just tap the search icon and you will see Instagram from a list of top apps to download- you don’t even have to type it in. The previous steps apply: download the app, confirm that you want it installed from the source, launch it, and get snapping!
If you’ve got a Nokia X download WhatsApp and Instagram today. Once we start shipping Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, the quick steps will work smoothly like for Nokia X.