Hello friends, this is the guide on Download WhatsApp for PC or Computer on Windows 7, Windows 8. You can even use WhatsApp Online or WhatsApp Web by referring to this guide.
First we started using applications on our Windows computer and Macs. Then came smartphones and we started running applications there but now it seems like an era is coming where we all want to use apps again on the PC platform.
It’s just like history repeating itself.
You must be thinking that I’m very late here. I know millions of users are already using WhatsApp on computer and this formula is alive since two years.
But the methods available till now weren’t promising at all. I kept on using and checking each of the methods that sailed us and promise to run WhatsApp on PC without any issues.
But what was the result? I don’t need to tell that, right?
Every method just gave us a pathetic experience and then we never wanted to think of going that way again, but we all did.
Why we want to do this? – WhatsApp for PC/Online
That tiny application has taken the world by storm. There were always applications available that helped the world to get connected but WhatsApp was the very basic, simple yet the most effective one.
The reason for its immense popularity is its simplicity. The app had got billions of users around the world which is even larger than the Facebook or Twitter or any other social network you know among the top.
They said that just install the app, create a profile using the phone number and forget about everything rather than starting a conversation with anyone in your contact.
Yes, you even don’t need to worry about adding friends anymore. It did allow blocking facility and some sort of security protection as well.
Soon many players came in the industry but none of them was able to touch the stardom WhatsApp achieved. And it is even continuing.
So, the primary reason behind this urge to use WhatsApp on laptop or any other computing system we own along with the smartphone, is because of the simplicity.
What all you can do using WhatsApp on PC?
You can do following things,
You can send texts to anyone around the world whose phone number is stored on your smartphone.
You can share pictures, voice memos, videos, and even live location on Map applications.
With recent updates, you can even make free voice calls over the data network.
Benefits and Experience
You don’t need to pay anything to send any kind of message that is allowed within.
You even don’t need to worry about global or national roaming norms, any conversation can go anywhere, without any cost.
You can share endless numbers of pictures, voice notes, video memos, and contacts.
Users can share real-time location on Maps and thus arrange a meeting or find themselves pretty easily.
Never need to remember any password or profile ID or any other thing. Even no need to login or logout.
With all that, we are allowed to do and benefits we can experience, WhatsApp is the best messaging application. Its availability on all possible smart platforms further makes it strong player. You can get it for Nokia Symbian, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, and other Java powered mobile phone platforms.
Let’s begin the process now. Shall we?
If is there anything you wish to know then do let me know it (simply ask the question) in the discussion section below and I got all the experience and knowledge to provide the required solution or answer.
Do you need a separate review now? If the majority of you require it, then I’ll write and share the WhatsApp review with you.
But since I’ve added all benefits and experience related things already (and forward part also consists of same) so I don’t think there is a need to repeat things under the name of the review. Also, you all are aware of how this application works, its pros and cons.
Use WhatsApp on Computer/Laptop with Smartphone
This is the only official method and the best one. I’m calling it best because it doesn’t require any installation and also you are allowed to use one single account on your computer or laptop along with the smartphone.
Yes, you don’t need to create a separate account for computer platform rather same smartphone WhatsApp account will be activated, running and can be used easily.
And this is the biggest relief!
I took my time to test the WhatsApp PC version because I don’t like sharing my reviews unless I’m pretty sure of them. Although there are not many things to check and review but still things were not working effectively.
So, here is the process you need to go through.
Step 1 – Launch the Chrome or Firefox web browser on your system. No matter what platform it is as this method supports any platform (Mac, Windows, etc.) which can run any of these browsers. But make sure the browser itself is updated.
Step 2 – Open this help guide over there which you’re reading right now and now go to this official URL.
Step 3 – It will open the WhatsApp Web official website. And, there you’ll see a big QR code along with certain details.
Step 4 – It’s time to use your smartphone now, pick it up, launch WhatsApp app in it and update it to latest available version.
Step 5 – Once updated, move into Menu from the home screen of the application and tap on ‘WhatsApp Web’ option.
Step 6 – It will activate the rear camera of your smartphone and now you need to use the rear camera to scan that QR code on your computing system.
Step 7 – Once the scan is done, the login process will start and instantly the WhatsApp app will be running on your desk.
Note – recently, Opera and Safari web browsers are also made compatible with this method.
So, this was the simple method that can help you run and use WhatsApp online without installing anything. The best part is that the whole method is official and free.
Requirement – The only requirement you need to take care is that your smartphone and PC, both should be connected to an active internet connection whether through Wi-Fi or cellular data connectivity. Once any of the devices gets disconnected, the app will stop working instantly.
That was the official method, now let’s check on another alternative available and see if they are working or not.
Download WhatsApp for PC/Laptop using Android emulator
This is the second most popular and best working method to use WhatsApp on laptop or computer. But it requires an Android emulator software to get installed first.
BlueStacks app player, YouWave and Andy are the three most popular emulators available. Out of these three, I recommend only BlueStacks and YouWave because the third one requires a high-end system to work.
So, unless you’re having a machine with at least Core-i5 or similar standard of processor, 4GB+ RAM, dedicated graphics card of 1GB+ size, you shouldn’t be using Andy software, because you can’t.
That leaves us with two options, BlueStacks and YouWave.
Before running any of them, there is a specific system requirement which you should be checking.
The system should have at least 4GB of RAM. This is very common to ensure latest graphics and visuals compatibility while not costing on performance at all.
Next and most importantly, graphics driver version should be latest and it should be compatible with HD standard of visuals. This is required since you’re about to run Android OS on system which itself uses HD standard of visuals.
Note – If everything matched, then go with BlueStacks but if your system is having anything lesser than go with YouWave. This is because, YouWave uses lesser CPU resources than BlueStacks. But don’t try using any of them in an old system that isn’t matching with these requirements at all.
Install WhatsApp on PC via BlueStacks
This is the recommended choice out of two I’m giving you here. Start going through steps I’ve added down here and get prepared to run WhatsApp on PC.
Step 1 – Download and install the BlueStacks software first. You can get it running easily. Just follow this section where I have already covered BlueStacks installation process and choose the appropriate one as per the OS platform.
Step 2 – Once installation is over, then go and run it. From the moment it starts running you’ll see a search tool on top left corner. That’s the tool you have to use, click on it.
Step 3 – Now, type in ‘WhatsApp’ as search term and instantly you’ll see the results. Click on app result in there. In most of the cases, this app comes pre-installed within BlueStacks or else you have to install it from Google play store (simply follow screen instructions for that).
Step 4 – If app is there then launch it, if not then app will open up in Google play store, click on it there and finally click on ‘install’ option ahead of its listing.
Step 5 – Everything is done now. To be honest, this isn’t the last step as it can occur anywhere around, even on first one. BlueStacks will ask you to login with a Google account, in order to setup its synchronisation feature and also to allow you access Google’s ecosystem.
Done! Within next one or two minute (max), WhatsApp will be ready at your end there. Login with your phone number and start using it.
Run WhatsApp on Laptop/Computer via YouWave
You can also call this method as ‘without BlueStacks’ as that software isn’t involved here. Just like above, follow the steps I’m writing below.
Step 1 – You need to get the YouWave software install first. Get it for free from here and you’ll get first 10 days of free trial. Yes, it’s a premium software. For you, I had already covered a detailed guide covering YouWave installation. Or simply download and install it, its just like any other software.
Step 2 – Once you’re done with that separate guide of installation and the software is ready to use then start it and choose Free Trial option from the first interaction.
Step 3 – Launch Web Browser app you see in there. You need to then open homepage of Google play store. This is required to do because there is no Google play store app in YouWave.
Step 4 – Once the website is open completely, then you need to begin using its search tool. Make a search for WhatsApp application and click on the appropriate official app in search results.
Step 5 – There is the listing of our beloved messenger application. Now, simply click on install option ahead there and login with a Google account as you’re trying to use Google’s ecosystem.
It’s done from your end now. Wait for a few seconds and within a minute, WhatsApp will be ready to use.
Recently, Google has launched its ARC service (App Runtime for Chrome) which allows few Android apps and Google play services to be running in Chrome web browser, regardless of the PC platform.
I did tried using this method but never find any app that worked without any issues. Yes, I also tested WhatsApp application but it was crashing most of the times.
Until, Google updates this ARC and get it better, I won’t recommend you to try it. Also, now you don’t need to wait for it because you got three best methods to download and run WhatsApp on computer above.
Let’s wrap it up – WhatsApp PC
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