Have you ever wanted to use WhatsApp on your Windows 10/7/8 pc? Yeah! You can use WhatsApp on your Windows 10/8/7 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 8.1/8/7 PC” methods 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 app 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 awesome 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 has started charging money for using WhatsApp, now you have to spend $0.99 per year in order 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 used 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 pretty easy to use WhatsApp in 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.
WhatsApp for PC/Laptop Download in Windows 8/7/10 using BlueStacks
Normally computer programs are executable files, executable files have a file extension of .exe and they normally created to run on the computer, but when talking about the android games you can notice that they have an .Apk extension. So, basically using the default setup and tools you can’t run android apps on any computer. Although as a work around 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 computer 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 computer 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 in your computer through BlueStacks. (Downloading will take some time depending on your internet speed.)
So, this was how you can 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, but 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 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 problem when trying to download WhatsApp from the BlueStacks installer itself. Also, the size of WhatsApp is like 25 MB and downloading it from app can be irritating and your download may fail sometimes only because of the internet speed. SO, that’s why here 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 say “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 computer 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 method. 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 sometime given errors regarding the Graphic card or video card when you try to install it on your computer but YouWave is always good 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 so 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.
Method 4: WhatsApp Download 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 pretty much all the web browser, but 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 5 year old computer it will work because WhatsApp web only require internet connection. So follow the step below to find out how to use WhatsApp web.
Step 1: 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 have WhatsApp singed 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.
As I have already told you, there are many methods to use WhatsApp on your computer , but I just love these 3 methods. 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 do comment below and let me know about it. I would answer any of your query ad fast as I can. Moreover, please do share this on the social media with your friends. Stay tuned to this blog getting more awesome tutorials and updates daily. Thanks for reading 🙂 .