Who doesn’t love WhatsApp? Well, the instant messaging app is the most used app in its category today. But, if checking your phone for messages while working on a computer is becoming bothersome for you, then WhatsApp on PC is the best solution. Getting this android app on your PC is not at all difficult and you can get all the awesome features of WhatsApp right on your desktop.
Benefits of getting WhatsApp on PC:
- You get all your WhatsApp notifications on your desktop; so no checking phone after every two minutes.
- Benefit of seeing your messages on a much bigger screen and using a computer keypad to reply to messages.
- You get all your contacts and previous chats on your desktop app too; so don’t get lost during a conversation.
- You can share files, photos, videos etc right from your desktop.
- You can also share your location using GPS.
- You can use the voice call feature too, without any issues.
- Windows 7, 8 or XP version.
- An android emulator such as BlueStacks app player.
So here is how you can download WhatsApp on PC for free:
Step 1: If you have BlueStacks downloaded on your computer already then you are good to go. Otherwise, you’ll have to download the android emulator BlueStacks App Player. BlueStacks is a software that lets you run android app on Windows computers. You can download the android emulator for free from here.
Step 2: Once the download finishes, you’ll get a prompt to sign into Google Play. Sign into the app store and use the search tool to find the WhatsApp app.
Step 3: Now, simply click on ‘Install Now’, just like you install apps on your mobile.
Step 4: Once the app is installed, it’ll ask for your phone number. Simply confirm it and press ‘OK’.
Step 5: Once you press ‘Ok’ you’ll most possibly receive a SMS verification code on the same mobile number. Enter the code on the pop-up screen and you’ll be able to use WhatsApp from your PC.
These are the 5 simple steps of getting WhatsApp for PC using BlueStacks.
However, if you do not want to go for BlueStacks, you can get the app directly too. In a recent update, the instant messaging giant has rolled out a WhatsAp for PC update. This update is available for Android and Windows users only. Although the update is reported to have many bugs, if you are willing to try, here are the steps for it.
Here is how you can download WhatsApp for PC without BlueStacks:
Step 1: Go to https://web.whatsapp.com/ and you’ll get a QR Code as seen below.
Step 2: Open the WhatsApp app on your mobile and go to the menu. You’ll find a ‘WhatsApp on Web’ option there. Click on it and you’ll be able to scan the QR code on your mobile device.
Step 3: Once the scan it complete, you can start using WhatsApp on your PC too.
So, this how, you can use your favourite messeging app from your PC. So, download the app now and start chatting right from your desktop.
Do let us know your experience with WhatsApp on PC.