WhatsApp is a superb free messaging app that really needs no introduction. It has become so popular that almost every smartphone user is using this app to stay connected with family, friends, and loved ones. Besides basic messaging, WhatsApp users can also create groups & send each other infinite pictures, video and audio messages without having to pay anything except for the data bundle used during the connection. Currently the app is available for nearly all mobile operating systems including iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and Symbian. Now if you don’t have a smartphone that can support this instant messaging application, then no need to worry. You can now enjoy the great features of WhatsApp application on your PC! The following tutorial will show you how to install and use WhatsApp on a PC for free.
How to install WhatsApp on a PC
Step 1: First of all, download BlueStacks App Player on your computer.
Step 2: Once you have downloaded BlueStack app, open it and click the ‘Search’ icon located in the top right hand corner of the window.
Step 3: Type ‘WhatsApp’ in the search bar and press the ‘Find’ button.
Step 4: Now in the results list, you’ll find ‘WhatsApp Messenger’ on the top. Hit the ‘Install’ button sitting right next to the app in order to install it.
Step 5: In case if you can’t find ‘WhatsApp Messenger’ in the BlueStacks search or can’t install the app, don’t worry. Just download the WhatsApp APK file from the official website. When you finish downloading this file, first right-click on the icon, go for ‘Open with…’ option, and after that select ‘BlueStacks Apk Handler’ option. Finally hit OK, and the WhatsApp Messenger will be installed in BlueStacks.
Step 6: Launch WhatsApp Messenger on BlueStacks by clicking the ‘WhatsApp’ icon.
Step 7: Choose your country from the drop-down menu and enter your phone number. While entering the phone number, remember that WhatsApp doesn’t permit to use the same contact number on multiple devices. This means you must use a new mobile phone number or as an alternative you can also use your home phone number. Once you enter your phone number, a warning message will appear on your screen asking you to confirm the number. Ensure the number is correct and then hit OK to proceed.
Step 8: Wait for a few seconds until you receive a 6 digit Verification Code on your mobile device via text message.
Step 9: If you don’t receive the verification code, then you can use the ‘Call me’ option. For this, just click the ‘Call me’ button. After a couple of seconds, your phone will ring and a recorded message will read the code for you.
Step 10: Type this code in the prompt box.
Step 11: After this, you’ll be asked to set up your profile information. Provide your WhatsApp username and add a profile picture if you want.
Step 12: As soon as you click the ‘Continue’ button, you’ll be provided with your WhatsApp contact list which will consist of all those contacts from your phone’s address book that have WhatsApp. Simply click on any contact and start chatting with them for free.
Now, you can definitely chat with your friends via WhatsApp on PC in just the same way as you would do on a smartphone. You can even easily switch between the keyboard and emoticons with the help of an icon which is located on the left side of the message input box.
What’s even more exciting is that you can also use some of the interesting sharing features of WhatsApp on your computer. To send pictures, audio, and video files with WhatsApp on PC, simply hit the paperclip icon in the upper right hand corner.
- Bluestacks is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 as well as Mac systems.
- Bluestacks requires a powerful high-performance PC with higher RAM and possibly graphics card to run the applications smoothly without any lag.
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