According to statistics, WhatsApp for PC is one of the most searched for phrase on the internet. This is because many people would like to use the WhatsApp application on their PC but do not know how to go about it. WhatsApp is the most used chat application. It provides a free messaging platform for anyone who owns a compatible smartphone. Using this application, you can chat with people all over the world instantly.
Unofficially, it is very possible to make use of WhatsApp on your PC. You can install and use this application on your windows XP, 7 and 8. This is made possible by the use of an android emulator. The BlueStacks app player is your best bet if you want to effectively install and use WhatsApp on your PC.
What Is The BlueStacks App Player?
The BlueStacks app player is simply an android emulator that allows you to run applications that are meant for mobile devices on your PC or Mac. With BlueStacks, it is possible to install of all the great mobile device apps like Angry Birds, Kik Messenger, WhatsApp and ‘Where’s My Water’ among many other applications on your PC. All you need to do is download the application to your PC to be able to access thousands of Android apps on your PC. The BlueStacks application is available free.
Installing WhatsApp in Your PC
To be able to get WhatsApp on your desktop, you need to download and install the BlueStacks application to your PC. This application is easy to download and very easy to use. Once you have the app in your PC, you will need a mobile number for authentication. This number is used to create and verify your account. The WhatsApp application also makes use of the phone number you give to connect you to people in the contacts list.
It is important to note that you can only use your number once. If you already have WhatsApp on your mobile device, you cannot use the same number for your PC. This means that you will need to get a second number to be able to use WhatsApp on your PC.
Setting Up WhatsApp on BlueStacks
Once you successfully install the BlueStacks app on your PC, you can now work on getting WhatsApp on your PC.
Here is how you can go about it:
Click on the application icon on BlueStacks and search for the WhatsApp application.
The WhatsApp messenger will be listed as the number one option. Click on install.
If you find it hard to find the WhatsApp application on the BlueStacks search, or if you are having difficulties installing the app, try downloading the WhatsApp APK file from the official WhatsApp website. Once download completes, right click on the icon and choose ‘open with BlueStacks APK handler followed by OK. The application will be installed in BlueStacks.
After the installation process completes, click on the WhatsApp icon to launch the app. You will be required to verify your phone number. Choose your country followed by the number you want to use for the app.
Click on Ok to proceed. The app will attempt to send a verification message, wait until the process completes. When the message attempt fails, you need to click on the “call” button to receive verification via a recorded message. Type the code in the space provided.
Your WhatsApp is ready for use. Simply enter your username and profile pic to start chatting. Click on continue for the app to load.