There are 3 ways to use WhatsApp on PC. You can install WhatsApp on your PC using WhatsApp desktop software, you can use WhatsApp web page and you can use Bluestacks to run WhatsApp on your computer. The best of all is using WhatsApp on your PC with the aid of WhatsApp desktop app. It doesn’t disturb your browsing, you can close your browser at any time and still be able to reply to WhatsApp messages on your PC, using Bluestacks to run WhatsApp for PC slow down your computer, while using web WhatsApp to communicate with your friends on has the disadvantage of you not closing your browser tab where you open WhatsApp.
The 3 approaches work perfectly for Windows 10. I have not tried it on Windows 7 but I have a friend who is using it on Windows 8.1. Which means you can use WhatsApp on your computer with Windows 8, and Windows 10. Since Windows 7, Windows 2000 and Windows XP are old Windows OS you may have some issue running WhatsApp on your computer.
However, if you have a computer with Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 you should be able to follow this guide to start running WhatsApp for PC on your computer without any problem.
While the entire approaches are great and work perfect, I will recommend you stick to using WhatsApp web app for a desktop computer to reduce your computer usage. It’s a standalone software for computers. It has a version for Mac and also for Windows.
How to Install WhatsApp For PC
We decided to share each procedure under different categories so as to choose the best method on how to install WhatsApp on PC. Each method or procedure is covered under each headline. All you just need to do is choose the best procedure you think can work better for you and execute it.
Meanwhile, the most important aspect of it syncs your mobile WhatsApp to your computer which we’ll not cover in this article. For how to use WhatsApp on a computer read this guide as to easily link your computer to your mobile WhatsApp.
There is a little bit of trick here. This method is as simple as using Android apps on your PC. Here we will explain how to use WhatsApp on PC with the help of Bluestacks. Bluestacks is a popular computer emulator to use a mobile app on your computer.
However, if you are new to Bluestacks and you don’t really know how to use WhatsApp on a computer with the help of Bluestacks, here is what to do.
- Download Bluestacks emulator and install it on your PC
- Launch the app to visit Google play store and install WhatsApp messenger
- Sync your mobile WhatsApp QR codes to your PC using Bluestacks interface
- Then you will be able to login to WhatsApp on your computer using Bluestacks.
Here is a detailed post on how to use WhatsApp on PC using Bluestacks emulator for Windows operating system.
This method is direct and very easy to follow. This method is what I called web WhatsApp direct method. You can login to WhatsApp on your computer using official web page called Web WhatsApp. Web WhatsApp is in two ways. The first way is to visit web.whatsapp.com on your computer browser and sync your WhatsApp Android and iOS app to your computer and start browsing WhatsApp from your computer and the second will be discussed in the next method.
The only disadvantage of this method is that the moment you closed your browser with WhatsApp web URL inclination you will be log out of WhatsApp web for your computer.
However, the procedure to use this approach still follows suit the previous method shared just that you do not need to download Bluestacks. And here we have detailed how to use WhatsApp on PC directly with the help of WhatsApp web.
While enjoying WhatsApp for PC you can also learn how to make a voice call on PC, share WhatsApp map location using WhatsApp inbuilt location sharing, and how to spy on your spouse’ WhatsApp messages.
This is my favorite of all the methods. If you truly want to enjoy WhatsApp for PC without itch I’ll personally advise this method. This method is easy and direct. All you need is WhatsApp standalone computer software called “WhatsApp Web”.
Instead of opening WhatsApp on browser’s tab you will gain direct access to your WhatsApp account opening a standalone software that has nothing to do with web WhatsApp on a browser.
You don’t need to be a geek to do this. For the benefits of it and to make things very for you guys we have detailed how to use WhatsApp for PC with Web WhatsApp standalone software.