Whatsapp today, is the most popular medium of chatting with your friends and family. Everyone, who uses a Smartphone of any platform (Android, Blackberry, Windows, Apple iOS etc), definitely uses Whatsapp messenger application. But you would never want to pick up your handset again and again for reading and replying to messages of your friends on Whatsapp. For that, you wish to have Whatsapp on your PC or laptop itself. Now this no more is your problem. Now you can use your favourite and most popular messenger application of your PC or laptop as well.
Here we are going to learn the ways of downloading and installing the Whatsapp messenger on your laptop or PC, in some very easy steps.
1- Download Bluestack Emulator- For downloading and installing any android application on your PC, you need to have an emulator which can convert the platform from Android to Windows. Bluestack is one such emulator. This software can be used on OS X platform as well. It is freely available across internet and takes only a few minutes to download and install the emulator. One thing you need to keep in mind while installing this application is allowing the “App Store Access” to this emulator.
2- Register with Bluestack- Just like any other internet based software, the first time users need to register themselves with Bluestack. You can use your Google account email id for registering with Bluestack. After registering, you need to sign in for using the Bluestack emulator for the first time.
3- Find Whatsapp- Once you sign in to the Bluestack emulator, search for the Whatsapp application for installing on PC or laptop. You can either find it using the Google play store icon or by typing Whatsapp in the search box of the Bluestack emulator. Whatsapp for PC is usually available at the first search option.
4- Download Whatsapp for PC/laptop- Click on the available option and download the Whatsapp on your laptop. Download takes a couple of minutes, which however depends upon the speed of your network.
5- Install Whatsapp for Laptop- After you download the application, click on the application for installing Whatsapp on your PC. You will be prompt to go through a few permissions which are generally automatically selected. It will take less than a minute to install the Whatsapp on laptop.
After installing the Whatsapp application, now you are ready to use Whatsapp on your PC for the first time. The following steps involve registering with the Whatsapp on your PC the same way we do it on our Android handsets. You will be asked to register your mobile number which you want to use for sending messages to your dear ones. One time unique number will be sent to your number for entering the same on your laptop’s screen. Once you enter the unique number, your number is registered with Whatsapp and now you can start sending messages.
The screen of Whatsapp on your PC version is similar to that of your mobile handsets. The software will sync numbers attached with your SIM card to find the numbers using Whatsapp to whom you can send messages. You can also invite your friends to use Whatsapp. You can add new contacts on the newly install Whatsapp on your PC by entering number directly. You can use only one number for registering with Whatsapp on one device. Each time you install Whatsapp on different device, be it handset or your PC, you need a different every time.