How to Install WhatsApp on Your Windows PC?
After my Smartphone got bricked I restricted myself from using any phone. But I always missed one of my most favorite app, WhatsApp. All my friends were on WhatsApp and I often missed those group chats or free SMS (of course with an internet subscription plan) and Image sharing feature. I missed it so much that I tried to search for any method to install WhatsApp on my Windows PC. And I was successful in finding one as well.
Recently my brother who doesn’t own a Smartphone asked whether he could be on WhatsApp through his laptop. And then suddenly I felt the need to write this article as there would be many others like him who wish to use WhatsApp and don’t have those high end phones to use it.
Today no Smartphone user is unaware of the most popular messenger app, WhatsApp. Everyone who has a Smartphone or a Tablet for that matter will have WhatsApp installed on their devices. WhatsApp has gained so much popularity and is easily available on platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows as well as Symbian.
Though, there was a hint of threat to the popularity of WhatsApp when BlackBerry made BBM available on iOS and Android for free. But WhatsApp remained the most widely used Messenger App. WhatsApp is creating a similar kind of revolution as seen during when Facebook gained popularity. Everyone whether young or old, was creating an account of the popular social network. Such a huge amount of registrations helped Facebook become the giant social network of the overall Internet Media. Similarly everyone wants to be on WhatsApp whether they own a Smart Device or not, they wish to join the largest network of Mobile Social Media.
Hence, today I am bringing you this small tutorial on installing WhatsApp on your Windows PC. With this tutorial you can easily use WhatsApp without owning a Smartphone or Tablet. The only requirement is you Mobile Number.
Step by Step Tutorial to Install WhatsApp on your Windows Computer:
Install Blue Stacks App Player
Step 1: Download the setup for Blue Stacks App Player from here.
Step 2: Double-click the setup file you just downloaded from above step and Click “Run”.
Step 3: Next a pop-up will appear on the screen. Read the “Terms” if you want to and then click “Continue” to start the installation process of App Player.
Step 4: On the next screen, leave the tick option for App Store Access and App Notifications. You can either tick or uncheck the last Subscribe option as per your requirements. Once selected, click “Install” button and proceed.
Step 5: Now the Installer will install the App Player on your Computer.
Step 6: Once the Installation process is complete, Bluestacks App Player will automatically set up Android on the player to install and run popular Android Apps on your Windows PC.
Step 7: App Player for Android is ready to use.
Step 8: Now click the “Search” icon and search “whatsapp” in the Search Box.
Step 9: In the search results you will find “Search Play for whatsapp” option and click the option.
Set up Google Play Store Account on App Player
Step 10: Now you will asked for One Time Set Up for Play Store account same as any Android Device.
Step 11: In the next screen you will be given two options. Sign In to Google Play Store account (same as your Google account) either by using an Existing Account or Create A New Account. As I already have a Google account, I choose “Existing” option.
Step 12: I will use my existing Google account information to Sign In to Google Play Store in the next step.
Step 13: In the next screen Google will ask if you want to back up your Apps, Settings (such as bookmarks and Wi-Fi passwords), and other data. Hit the “Next” button to continue.
Install WhatsApp via Google Play Store on App Player
Step 14: Now you have to repeat Step 8 and Step 9 and you will taken to Google Play Store.
Step 15: Use the “Search” option from the top and Search for “WhatsApp Messenger”. Click the 1st App in the search list and you will be taken to WhatsApp Messenger App detail page.
Step 16: Click the “Install” button.
Step 17: WhatsApp Messenger is downloading on your App Player.
Step 18: Once WhatsApp Messenger is downloaded on your App Player, Go to All Apps on the top right corner from the main screen of App Player and Click “WhatsApp” icon.
Step 19: Click “Agree and Continue”. You can read “Terms and Conditions” too.
Set up WhatsApp Account on App Player
Step 20: In the next screen you will asked your Phone Number with a working SMS Plan. Select the country code and enter your Phone Number. And Hit “OK” and proceed to next step.
Step 21: In the next screen, WhatsApp will ask you to confirm your number or you can go back and edit the number.
Step 22: Once your number is confirmed WhatsApp will send an SMS to your Phone Number with an activation code. It will automatically detect once the SMS is sent and received on your phone and ask for the activation code in 5 minutes. Make sure your phone is charged on.
Step 23: If somehow the SMS verification failed don’t worry. There’s also an option of Voice verification. Hit the “Call Me” and a voice will read your WhatsApp verification code. Enter the verification code and it will automatically register your number.
Step 24: Once your Phone number is verified and registered on WhatsApp, you will be taken to your WhatsApp profile page. Enter your Name and hit the “Next” button on top right corner.
Step 25: And you’re almost there. WhatsApp offers 1 year service at free of cost and then it would charge Rs. 55 a year. Click “Continue” and enjoy your WhatsApp Messenger.
Step 25: Welcome to WhatsApp!
You can now chat with your friends. You can sync your Google contacts with WhatsApp or you can add new contacts as well. Simply click the icon on the top right to see your contacts or add any new contacts.
Things to Know while using WhatsApp on Windows PC:
- You can use WhatsApp with same phone number at one platform at a time. You can’t use WhatsApp on your Android or other Smart device and your computer at the same time using the same phone number.
- If you have never used Android before and you are setting up Android for the first time with your Google Account then you need to sync your Google contacts with WhatsApp or add new contacts in the same way you do on your phone.
- There would be some restrictions when you use WhatsApp on your computer to when you use on your Smartphone or Tablet. Images shared via WhatsApp can’t be downloaded or saved into any folders as of now.
So what are you waiting for? Go join your gang with WhatsApp now installed on your Computer.
Let us know if you face any problems while installing WhatsApp on your Windows PC in the comments below.