WhatsApp for PC! Many of you might be wondering but now you can actually make use of WhatsApp on Windows platforms and in the due course of this article, we would be providing a complete Guide to use WhatsApp on PC.
You are interested in this title pretty much implies that you are addicted to or are keen to use WhatsApp for PC since you are probably not comfortable using WhatsApp in your 4 or 5 inch touch screen smartphone. Well, if that is the case, join the club. I too find it so pestering to get my fingers around those little buttons. Darn it!
Good for people like us; we’ve got an alternative to using WhatsApp on PC other than on an Android, Symbain, Blackberry or on an iOS. One can effectively use WhatsApp on PC, just like on any one of the above mentioned handheld devices. Indeed, with much more comfort! Technology has an answer for every problem. Just that, tech offers two answers for this one.
Fine; I’ll not keep you waiting anymore. Let’s jump right into the business of how to download WhatsApp for PC and use it that way. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully for downloading WhatsApp for PC.
Guide to use WhatsApp on PC:
In this how to use WhatsApp for PC tutorial, I’d be helping you download WhatsApp for PC in two distinct methods with screenshots. Both the methods help to install WhatsApp on PC with equal ease. So you can go for either. Both work well in my case.
- Download and Install WhatsApp for PC using BlueStacks.
- Download and Install WhatsApp for PC using Wassapp.
Method 1:Download WhatsApp for PC Using Bluestacks
BlueStack is an Android emulator that lets us install and use almost all Android apps and games on a PC. This is how we’ll avail WhatsApp for PC using this android emulator. It is not just on PC that you can take advantage of BlueStack, but also on a MAC. When it comes to PC, BlueStack works on all widely deployed operating systems i.e., Windows XP, Windows Vista,Windows 7, and Windows 8.
Step 1: Get BlueStack from here
Step 2: Upon installation, open BlueStack. You’d find a welcome screen showing the top 25 Apps.
Step 3: Navigate to the My Apps tab next to top 25 Apps. You will find the apps that are downloaded by default here.
Step 4: In the same screen select App Search, wherein you’d be searching for the WhatsApp app.
Step 5: In the search bar that appears, type WhatsApp or WhatsApp for PC. The search engine searches for the keyword in Google Play, one mobile and the Amazon App Store, and shows a search result from all three stores.
Step 6: Select WhatsApp Messenger from the 1 mobile store. You then need to click install button against WhatsApp Messenger in the screen that follows.
Once done, BlueStack downloads WhatsApp for you. It takes about 2 minutes for this to happen.
Step 7: You will now find WhatsApp installed in you ‘My Apps’ tab. You are just one step behind; i.e., configuring your WhatsApp account.
Step 8: Open WhatsApp and click I agree with terms button.
Step 9: You then have to select your nation and put in your mobile number and say Ok.
Step 10: WhatsApp will now send you a SMS or Voice verification. You just got to enter the code you get via the SMS of voice call from WhatsApp.
Voila! You are now done with a fresh WhatsApp installation on your PC. You’ve learnt to use WhatsApp for PC using Bluestacks App Player.
Method 2: Download WhatsApp for PC using Wassapp
Wassapp is a Low Level Studio’s unofficial client of WhatsApp. It works for almost all prevailing Windows OS just like the BlueStack Android emulator.
The only reason I see that you may choose this option to install WhatsApp on PC is that you prefer a lighter software. Unlike an emulator, Wassapp is very easy with the system requirements. I have personally noticed that BlueStack freezes on a PC with low configuration, while Wassapp is comparatively better.
Step 1: Download Wassapp which is around 11 MB in size from HERE. After downloading, install the package. As soon as you start the program, you’ll have two options – login from an existing account. If you are already using WhatsApp, then enter your number & password, and you’re done. If not, then register with a new account.
Step 2: Click the Register button.
Step 3: Type in your phone number and password.
For an Android phone, the password will be same as its IMEI number. Click here to figure out what your IMEI numbers is if you have no idea.
For an MAC user, the password will be the MAC’s Wi-Fi address.
Step 4: Select the mode of verification; either via SMS or a phone call. Hit the Request code button after entering the specified details.
Step 5: Put in the code you receive from Wassapp. Upon entering the so received code, you will get an auto-generated password. This must be used to log into your account.
That’s it. You’ve successfully installed WhatsApp on PC through the Wassapp client. As you finish logging into WhatsApp for PC client, your screen will display a streamlined chat window. The user interface would not look like that in the Android or iPhone; but is quite intuitive to anyone. It comes with all the features as the actual WhatsApp like group chats, smileys, etc. You’ll also be notified of incoming messages as long as the software is running. Hence, it is a full-fledged WhatsApp for PC.
So easy and quick. Ain’t it?
All it takes is about 5 to 10 minutes of time to download and install WhatsApp on PC for a convenient and cozy WhatApp use.
Let me know how this worked out for you through the comment box below. Which of these methods to download WhatsApp for PC was easier for you?