UPDATE [January 21 ‘2015]: WhatsApp has finally launched it’s official web version. Scroll down to know how to use WhatsApp on desktop or PC computer easily without any third party application.
To start with, let us tell you that it is easier than ever to Install WhatsApp On PC. Are you one of the regular WhatsApp Messenger user? Well, for sure I am one of them, and it all started the day I purchased a smartphone for myself.Many people keep asking us ways to use Whatsapp on desktop computers, and here we are, with a tutorial on the same. For those who are un-aware, WhatsApp is an instant messaging and data sharing application for various mobile platforms including iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS and Symbian, and is one of the most popular apps across the web. Unfortunately, if you don’t own a smartphone powered by any of the above mentioned operating systems, it becomes difficult for you to actually use WhatsApp messenger. Well, we just found a solution for our readers here at Gadgec. Now, you don’t need to own a smartphone to use WhatsApp messenger, since this post will guide you on how to install WhatsApp on desktop computer easily. You can Install WhatsApp on PC or even on Mac platform by simply following the tutorial below.
How To Use WhatsApp On Desktop Computer Easily
The steps of installing Whatsapp on desktop computer are easy, and can be followed by anyone capable of using the mouse and keyboard. However, you will need to download some programs to be able to install WhatsApp on desktop computer.
# First you need to download a mobile emulator for your computer. Since WhatsApp for iPhone is not a free app, we recommend you to use Android mobile emulators on your desktop because they are easy to use, plus WhatsApp is available for free of cost. One of the most loved emulators is BlueStacks (Recommended)[Download link below] which let’s you install whatsapp on PC i.e, the Windows OS platform. Alternatively, you can also use YouWave [Download link below] mobile emulator in case you prefer using a Mac.
To download BlueStacks, Follow the ‘Share to get’ button below.
To download YouWave , Follow the ‘Share to get’ button below.
# After installing BlueStacks, you will receive an Android interface on your desktop screen and a list of apps you can download and install on that emulator. Next, click on the search button in the emulator, and search for WhatsApp Messenger app there. Once you find the app, simply click on Install button next to it. Other way is to navigate to http://www.whatsapp.com and download the free WhatsApp for Android .APK file. After downloading, you will get an option to run that .APK file, just the way you do it on your Android powered smartphone. Open it.
# To link your mobile number to your WhatsApp account, and to be able to use WhatsApp on desktop, you now need to enter your mobile number in the verification screen that comes up on the mobile emulator screen. Once you submit the request, you will receive confirmation message with verification code on your mobile number via SMS. If the screen shows “Waiting to detect SMS screen”, wait for the loading bar to complete and then you can simply enter the code you received at the emulator screen and verify your phone number.
# Within seconds your account will be created and you will be signed into WhatsApp on desktop computer. Please note that in case you already have WhatsApp configured on your mobile phone, you will NOT be able to use it on both the devices, i.e, desktop as well as mobile phone. Once you configure it on your computer, you won’t be able to use it on your mobile as messages will be redirected to the desktop version.
The third party applications like BlueStacks and YouWave act as an emulator to accelerate use of WhatsApp client on your desktop or PC instantly. Further, all features like emoticons, Profile pictures and status updates will be available for you. You can also see the last seen time stamp just the way you do on your smartphone. Currently we are working on ways to install BBM ( BlackBerry Messenger) on desktop computer, and will be publishing our research in the coming time, only here on Gadgec!
That’s it. You should now have installed WhatsApp on desktop computer successfully. In case you wish to hide the last seen timestamp on your smartphone, you can refer to our tutorial- Disable or Hide Last Seen Timestamp On WhatsApp Messenger. Further, here’s our tutorial on how to install WhatsApp Messenger on your smartphone without SIM card. We hope you like our articles, and if you do, don’t forget to share it with your friends.
UPDATE [January 21 ‘2015]: Official web version of WhatsApp is now out. Simply navigate to the website in the link below to start using it on the web itself.
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