Have you ever wanted to use WhatsApp on your Windows 10/8 PC? Yeah! You can use WhatsApp on your Windows 10/8 Personal Computer. There are many ways to do so. But below I have written about top 3 methods to use WhatsApp for PC. You can directly jump into the “how to download WhatsApp for Windows 8.1/8 PC” plans and read one by one, or you may read the introduction part about WhatsApp, which I have written below. You can read some cool info regarding WhatsApp here.
WhatsApp has become one of the most important social messaging apps today. It’s also the most used social messaging app in the world. More than 8 million people download and install WhatsApp every week on their device. The reason behind the huge success of WhatsApp is only the excellent features of it. Unlike many other so-called good & popular social messaging apps (which are available on the web) WhatsApp was free from the beginning. WhatsApp was not only free to download and use it was also advertisement free.
It attracts people and day by day the user base of WhatsApp was increasing. However, some month ago WhatsApp roll an update on their usage policy, and they have started charging money for using WhatsApp, now you have to spend $0.99/year to use WhatsApp.
Anyhow, WhatsApp was initially designed and developed to be used in smartphones and other mobile devices, but with the rise of WhatsApp lovers, people started searching for the WhatsApp, which can be utilized on the computer (PC or Mac). Anyhow, if you want to use WhatsApp on your PC then you don’t need to do crazy things, now it’s easy enough to use WhatsApp on your computer. Now, as I have already written a lot about WhatsApp introduction, let’s jump into the tutorial. Below you can read about the methods for using WhatsApp on your computer.
Steps to use WhatsApp for PC (using WhatsApp web)
WhatsApp has recently launched the official web version of WhatsApp, its offers you all (most of all) WhatsApp feature on your web browser. It’s called WhatsApp web. Although the WhatsApp web works on nearly all the web browser, I would recommend you to use Chrome instead of any other web browser, because it will be a great experience when using chrome instead of any other web browser.
Also, you may want to use WhatsApp web instead of any other WhatsApp alternative as this won’t require any special software and this will work on all the computer. No matter how old your computer is, even if it’s like
Also, you may want to use WhatsApp web instead of any other WhatsApp alternative as this won’t require any special software and this will work on all the computer. No matter how old your computer is, even if it’s like a 5-year-old computer it will work because WhatsApp web only requires the internet connection. So follow the step below to find out how to use WhatsApp web.
Step 1: To use Whatsapp for laptop, first go to https://web.whatsapp.com/ from Google Chrome.
Step 2: You will see a QR code on your computer screen (for example see the image below)
Step 3: Now take your smartphone which has WhatsApp signed in and open WhatsApp
Step 4: Now go to Options on WhatsApp.
Step 5: now click on WhatsApp web and instantly a QR scanner screen will appear on your phone screen
Step 6: Now just scan the QR code which has appeared on your computer screen with your mobile
Step 7: And you are now signed in WhatsApp web with your WhatsApp account (the one which you are using on your phone).
***Note: in case you want to sign out of WhatsApp web, you need to get o options in mobile WhatsApp and click on WhatsApp web and lastly click on the sign out to sign out from WhatsApp web. Hope you find this helpful.
WhatsApp for PC/Laptop Download in Windows 10 using BlueStacks
Normally computer programs are executable files; executable files have a file extension of .exe, and they created to run on the computer, but when talking about the android games you can notice that they have an (.Apk) extension. So, using the default setup and tools, you can’t run Android apps on any computer. Although as a workaround something called “Android Emulator” is used by people. An Android emulator helps people to run Android games and apps on any computer.
Android emulator is like the media player app for your PC which plays Android apps on your computer. So, on the first method, we will use an android emulator called BlueStacks for installing and using WhatsApp on PC. Just follow the step by step guide below to find out how.
- First, you need to download and install BlueStacks on your computer. You can download it from the link below. However, if you already have it installed on your PC, then you don’t need to download BlueStacks again, just go to the next step then.
- Now after downloading BlueStacks Install it on your computer and open it.
Step 3: Now in the BlueStacks Windows you will see a search option; just search for WhatsApp, and the first search result with the WhatsApp icon is WhatsApp itself.
Step 4: You can click on Free to download WhatsApp after the downloading completes WhatsApp will automatically get installed on your computer through BlueStacks. (Downloading will take some time depending on your internet speed.)
So, this was how you could download WhatsApp on your Pc using the Android Emulator called BlueStacks. Although there is another method for downloading WhatsApp for PC using the same BlueStacks, the next method doesn’t require any internet connection (at least for downloading and installing WhatsApp). If you have a slow internet connection or getting an error when trying the first method, then you can follow the second method below. This is all about using WhatsApp for PC free download.
WhatsApp Download for PC using BlueStacks (Apk file method)
I know that not all of us have access to a pretty good internet connection. Thus some of us may face the problem when trying to download WhatsApp from the BlueStacks installer itself. Also, the size of WhatsApp is like 25 MB and downloading it from the app can be irritating, and your download may sometimes fail only because of the internet speed. SO, that’s why there is another method where we will download the WhatsApp Apk file from 3rd party website and then install it on BlueStacks as like installing on android device. Follow the steps below to find out how.
Step 1: Go to This link, here you will see WhatsApp is listed.
Step 2: Now on the website, you will see a green button on the middle of the page which says “Click here to download,” now click on that button and WhatsApp downloading will start. Now you are downloading the Apk file of WhatsApp.
Step 3: After the file download is complete just click on that file twice, and it will be installed on BlueStacks, and you can now use WhatsApp on your computer.
**Note – make sure you have BlueStacks installed on your PC before you follow this method.
WhatsApp for PC Free Download without using BlueStacks (using YouWave)
If you don’t want to use BlueStacks then, you can follow this process. Here we will use another android emulator called YouWave. Now YouWave has some advantages when you compare it with the BlueStacks. For instance, YouWave is much more stable, and it requires less powerful configuration when compared to BlueStacks. Also, BlueStacks sometimes gave errors regarding the Graphics card or video card when you try to install it on your computer, but YouWave is always ready to go with most of the machines. So follow the steps below to find out how to download WhatsApp for PC using YouWave.
Step 1: The first step is to download the YouWave in your computer to download it from the link given below.
Step 2: Now install YouWave and Open it by clicking on the YouWave icon on your desktop.
Step 3: Now YouWave window you will see something like the screenshot given below, just click on the View tab from the menu bar.
Step 4: Now a drop-down menu will appear, from that drop down click on Online Content
Step 5: After clicking on online content you will get options like the image below. Next, you need to click on the WhatsApp icon.
Step 6: After you click on the WhatsApp icon, WhatsApp will be installed on your computer.
As I have already told you, there are many methods to use WhatsApp on your computer, but I just love these three ways. Now, as you have checked all the methods, apply the one which you like the most.
These are one of the most useful and easy to do methods available out there. I think you can easily follow the steps and download WhatsApp for your PC. Anyhow, if you face any error and need any help, please make a comment below and let me know about it. I would answer any of your queries as fast as I can. Moreover, please do share this on the social media with your friends. Stay tuned to this blog getting more excellent tutorials and updates daily. Thanks for reading :).