Get WhatsApp for the Kindle Fire, HD, & HDX


Learn how to install and use WhatsApp on your Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX, and Fire HD 6 & 7. The popular messaging app is not available in the Amazon marketplace. Fortunately, we can “sideload” the app directly to the Kindle Fire. The term “sideload” means to manually install an app to the device.

Install WhatsApp to the Kindle Fire, HD, & HDX

Allow Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources

For the Kindle Fire (First Gen) and Kindle Fire HD:
1. Go to Settings > Device
2. Enable “Allow Installation of Applications”
Kindle Fire - Allow Installations of Applications

For the Kindle Fire HDX and Fire HD 6 & 7:
1. Go to Settings > Security
2. Enable “Apps from Unknown Sources”
Apps from Unknown Sources Fire Tablet

Download and Install

1. Open the Silk browser and download the latest WhatsApp installation file here.
2. After the file is done downloading, go to the Download folder and install the file.

Install WhatsApp to the Kindle Fire, HD, & HDX