How to install WhatsApp on Windows PC

WhatsApp has become very popular with the increased used of smartphones and it even completely replaced the default SMS app. WhatsApp is linked with your mobile number and is the reason that it can be used only on mobile device. If you use desktop very often then how it could be using WhatsApp from PC, even it is very easy and comfortable to use.

To use WhatsApp on Windows PC you need to install an application called as BlueStacks which helps you to run WhatsApp on Windows PC. Bluestacks program will bring Android like environment onto your Windows machine. Let us see here how to use WhatsApp on Windows PC.

How to install WhatsApp on Windows PC

  • First download and install Bluestacks application on your Windows computer.

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  • After installing Bluestacks on your PC open it and install WhatsApp in Bluestacks application.

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  • After installing WhatsApp click on the icon to launch it.
  • In the next screen click on Agree and Continue to proceed further.
  • In the following screen enter your country and mobile number.
  • When it ask you to verify the mobile number, click on OK.
  • Wait for few seconds as it tries to verify your account. It will fail because you are using desktop and it doesn’t have the ability to receive SMS. After the verification failed, you will get call me option to verify your account and here click on Call me.
  • Now you will receive a call to your mobile.

That’s it, once the verification is done, you can use WhatsApp on your PC to send and receive free SMS to your friends.

Only disadvantage about this method is that WhatsApp can only work on one platform at a time. If you are using WhatsApp on your PC, then it is not working on your mobile, so it is best to turn off the internet connection on your mobile. Another thing you need to remember is chat log is not synced with the server, so if you chat on desktop it doesn’t appear on your mobile.

Anyhow this is the old method, recently WhatsApp has officially made its service available on desktop through browser. Yes now using web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla you can use WhatsApp from your PC which is very easy to use.

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