WhatsApp has emerged as a revolutionary messaging service that is notable for providing richer communication experience to its customers. The messaging app’s cross-platform feature enables users to use the app across different platforms and devices. Given so, now you can use WhatsApp on computer. All you need to have is simple knowledge about the methods that can be used for this purpose. Here in this tutorial guide, we’ve brought three such methods for you. Let’s get started:
Guide to Use WhatsApp on computer?
There are three ways you can use WhatsApp on computer:
- Using WhatsApp Web
- Using WhatsApp’s desktop App
- Using BlueStacks or other emulator
Here we’ll discuss all three ways one-by-one. Let’s get started:
Using WhatsApp Web
To provide you with richer communication experience WhatsApp has come with WhatsApp Web, a computer based extension of the WhatsApp account on your phone. The messages you send and receive are fully synchronized between both devices. Thus, you can use WhatsApp on two different devices but with the same account and at the same time.
What will you require?
Here’s what you’ll require to use WhatsApp Web on your PC:
- An active WhatsApp account
- Stable internet connection on both your phone and your computer
- Latest version of the web browser on your computer
To use WhatsApp on your PC using WhatsApp Web, you’ll need to follow some simple steps mentioned below:
Step 1. Navigate to the official site of WhatsApp Web
Step 2. Open WhatsApp on your phone, click three dots displayed on top right of your screen and open WhatsApp Web
Step 3 Scan the QR code displayed on your computer screen, from your phone.
After you’ve successfully scanned the QR code, you’ll be able to see your WhatsApp messages both in your phone and in the browser. Now you won’t need a Wi-Fi or internet connection every time to access the messaging service. You can access it from your PC.
Using WhatsApp’s desktop app
In case you don’t want to synchronize your WhatsApp account with WhatsApp Web, you can use WhatsApp’s desktop app. For this you’ll need to download and install the WhatsApp desktop application on your PC first.
To use WhatsApp via desktop application. You’ll need to:
Step 1. Download Windows/Mac version of the app from official site of WhatsApp
Gentle Reminder – If you’re a Mac user, you’ll have to unzip the file and move it to the Applications folder. On the other hand, Windows users will need to directly run the .exe file and follow on-screen instructions.
Step 2. Once you’ve successfully installed and launched the app, you’ll see a QR code to scan with the WhatsApp phone app. Along with the QR code, you will also see some on-screen instructions. Scanning option will be visible on the app.
Step 3. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone, navigate to WhatsApp Web option and scan the QR code
After you’ve successfully scanned the QR code, you’ll be seeing your WhatsApp messages both in your phone and in the browser.
Using BlueStacks or other emulators
Apart from above two methods, there is also a third method that lets you use WhatsApp on computer. This method is accessing the app on your PC with the help of BlueStacks or some other emulator. For this you’ll need to download the suitable emulator first, and then install the app in it.
What will you require?
For this, you’ll need:
- BlueStacks or some other emulator
- Stable internet connection
To use WhatsApp with BlueStacks or any other emulator, you’ll need to follow the following steps:
Step 1. Download BlueStacks from its official site.
Step 2. After the download is complete, install the application. Installation process may take some time (up to 5-7 minutes).
Step 3. After successful installation, launch the BlueStacks app.
Step 4. Click on App Search option displayed on the top-right corner and type WhatsApp in the search box.
Step 5. This will display the WhatsApp app search results. Now click on the app , download and install it.
Step 6. Now you’ll be asked to enter your mobile number and verify it like you do when installing the app on mobile.
After verification, your WhatsApp is successfully activated on your PC and you can use it the same way you use the app on your cellphone. You can send text, images, emoji, videos etc. to your friends like you do when using the app on your phone.
So you’ve successfully come across all three methods you can implement to use WhatsApp on computer. Now it’s time to grab a PC , implement these methods practically and use WhatsApp on computer.
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