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I got a message saying I was running on an old version of WhatsApp and that I must update the app from Google play store.
However, when I try to update, it hangs at the message saying Updating and never finishes downloading the update. I have been trying for days, until now and nothing.
I am now stuck without access to WhatsApp. Please can you advise? Thanks.

  • Go to the app manager, and clear the cache of Play Store and WhatsApp – John K Dec 26 '15 at 10:58
  • Thanks Bro21, I have tried that and still doesnt work. Playstore just shows that its busy installing but it never completes the installation. I have to just stop it. – Yvonne Dec 26 '15 at 12:21
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    You can go with @VivekJi 's solution, to download the .apk from the official link. Make sure to allow download from untrusted sources. once it finishes, click on notification and open with package manager – John K Dec 26 '15 at 12:22
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Don't worry. Try to download whatsapp apk directly from whatsapp official site. For that here is link.

  • Thanks Vivek, I have also tried this, it just redirects me to the Playstore when I click on download. – Yvonne Dec 26 '15 at 12:23
  • My apologies Vivek, you were right, it worked!! Thanks so much! – Yvonne Dec 26 '15 at 12:41

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