Go ahead and select your country of residence and key in your phone number. Make sure this phone number is active, even if it means having the SIM card inserted in another phone, which can even be any of those feature phones as long as it can receive an SMS. Also, ensure that this phone number is currently not registered on the app. A message will be sent to this phone number carrying a verification code. Use this code to complete the setup and you are good to go.
Now, you’ve successfully installed WhatsApp APK for Android tablet and is ready for use, but you still need contacts on the app in order to communicate with them. The app usually looks for Contacts or People app, any of which should be available on your tablet even if it doesn’t have a SIM card slot. Use this app to save contacts that you’ll be using to chat on WhatsApp.
Since this WhatsApp APK for Android tablets doesn’t have anything to do with the Google Play Store, you won’t be receiving direct updates when the developers roll out new features. Still, this doesn’t mean that you can get these features on your slate.