Get WhatsApp for the Kindle Fire, HD, & HDX

Learn how to install and use WhatsApp on your Kindle Fire Tablets, (including the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX, Fire HD 6, 7, & 8, Fire Tablets, & more). 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 devices from 2012 or earlier:
1. Go to Settings > Device
2. Enable “Allow Installation of Applications”

For all other Kindle Fire devices:
1. Go to Settings > Security
2. Enable “Apps from Unknown Sources”

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.

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