Android users can install the popular messaging app whatsapp on their phone without needing to download it directly from the Google Play Store.
The app will be available in the Google app store on Wednesday.
Whatsapp was designed as a messaging platform for people who want to use a variety of different apps on a single phone, but Google wants to broaden the application to other types of apps, like web and video messaging.
The company is also pushing the app to devices with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Whatsapps users can download it for free from Google Play, but the app costs $3.99 a month for a subscription.
The update comes just days after Google rolled out a version of the app that can be installed on iOS devices without requiring an Internet connection.
Whats app also launched on Android phones in April.
Al Jazeera’s Peter Symonds reports from New Delhi.