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How to download WhatsApp on Computer/Laptop – Windows 7/8/10, Mac – [Bluestacks Method]

Many people have been searching about how to download WhatsApp on Computer/Laptop and finally a simple procedure is written below for installing Whatsapp on your Windows Os and Mac Os of your Pc/Laptop.

WhatsApp is the most famous mobile messenger app of having amazing features like text messages, voice messages, images, videos, smileys, file sharings etc.

 Do you know this?

Earlier, WhatsApp was officially released for only Smartphones of Android, BlackBerry OS, Apple iOS, Symbian, Windows Phone etc but not for Computer/Laptop. But later in 2015, for Computer/Laptop, WhatsApp has released a feature called ‘WhatsApp Web‘ which we use on browser and later on May 11, 2016, for same Computer/Laptop, Whatsapp has officially released the desktop app (messenger)!


So now we have total 4 methods to use Whatsapp,

1

Mobile Phone

Using Whatsapp on mobile phone [normal method]

2

Web Browser

Using Whatsapp on computer/laptop web browser [Google chrome] - Click Here

3

Official Desktop Messenger

Using Whatsapp on computer/laptop by official desktop app - Click Here

4

Bluestacks (3rd party software)

Using Whatsapp on computer/laptop by using a software - Bluestacks [the present post!]


Now you might get confused about which method should I follow as there are total 3 methods for using Whatsapp on computer/laptop! 😀

Don't worry! I'm simplifying all the differences between the 3 methods, and now you will get an idea about which one you should use and which is best one for you!

  • web browser
  • Desktop Messenger App
  • bluestacks software
  • Bluestacks is a software which allows us to run Android apps on Computer!
  • By using this bluestacks, you can create/run a whatsapp account
  • You cannot use a same Whatsapp number on your mobile and computer bluestacks at a time. Those who don’t have smartphones to use WhatsApp on mobile, they can download this bluestacks software and can use Whatsapp on your computer.
  • In this post, I've explained you about this method, so check below!


In this post, I'll discuss the 4th method - Installing WhatsApp on your Computer/Laptop of Windows 7/8/10 or Mac by using Bluestacks Software!

Ok, in general, there are many softwares on the internet which will help us to run android apps on our Pc/Laptop, but the best one is Bluestacks. So in this post we are using Bluestacks software for installing WhatsApp on Pc/Laptop.

Note: Bluestacks is only supported on Pc/Laptop having graphic memory or graphic card. If your PC don't have a graphic card, then don't worry, I'm giving an alternative link to download.


Steps for Installing WhatsApp on your Computer/Laptop - Windows 7/8/10 or Mac:

Step 1:

  • If you don't have a graphic card on your Pc, then download bluestacks by clicking here.

  •  After the download of bluestacks completes, install it on your Pc/Laptop. Installation may take some time like 3-5 minutes.

  • After successful installation of bluestacks, we will follow one simple method to install Whatsapp on our bluestacks software

Open your bluestacks and you will see an option 'App Search' or a small Search Icon on the top right corner. So now type Whatsapp in the search box and download it.

How to use-install-download Whatsapp on Computer or Laptop - Windows 7/8 and Mac

Ok, guys, now I'm about to Divide our "2nd Step" into two cases,

  • 2A) Activating the OLD WhatsApp account number on your Computer/Laptop which you used on Mobile so far! [It means, you're no longer going to the use that whatsapp number on your mobile, as I told you that we cannot use a same whatsapp number at a time on Mobile & Computer BLUESTACKS
  • 2B) Activating the NEW WhatsApp account number on your Computer/Laptop which you are not using on Mobile!

So check the below methods as per your own Case!


Step 2: Activating WhatsApp on your Pc/Laptop

  • After your download of Whatsapp completes, install it.

  •  After Installing Whatsapp then it will ask you to enter your Mobile number for which you want to use your Whatsapp

CASE: 2A) Activating the OLD Whatsapp Account Number

If you decide to stop using the OLD Whatsapp account No in your smart phone, and you wanna use the same Old Whatsapp No on PC now, 

  • You can restore the contacts, chats, media by using the Backup Option which will ask to restore Backup when you verify the mobile number on PC after Whastapp installation in Bluestacks!

So if you have confirmed to use the same OLD Whatsapp No of mobile on PC now, then immediately take Backup of chats in your mobile first by going to "Chats" option in "Settings" of your Whatsapp account (so that you won't miss any old, latest chats while using on PC) and then only start installing Bluestacks on your Computer!

  • Now verify your Mobile number by Sms or call as the same procedure which we do normally for installing Whatsapp on mobile

  • Enter Verification code and now Your Whatsapp is successfully activated on your Computer/Laptop. 🙂

That's it!  Now Enjoy! 🙂

CASE: 2B) Activating the NEW Whatsapp Account Number (which you won't use on Mobile!)

  •  After Installing Whatsapp, then it will ask you to enter your Mobile number for which you want to use your Whatsapp on Computer

  • Now it's time for you to verify your Mobile number by Sms or call as the same procedure which we do for installing Whatsapp on mobile

  • Enter Verification code and now Your Whatsapp is successfully activated on your Computer/Laptop

  • Now open Whatsapp in your bluestacks and open Contacts,
Steps for Installing WhatsApp on your Computer/Laptop of Windows 7/8 or Mac

and manually enter your friend contact nos who are using WhatsApp.

HOW TO USE WHATSAPP ON COMPUTER/LAPTOP – WINDOWS 7/8, MAC.

Have Fun – Chatting – Voice messages and much more on your Pc/laptop`s Whatsapp. 😀

One thing you should make a note for this bluestacks method is, you cannot use a same Whatsapp number on your mobile and computer at a time. Those who don't have smartphones to use WhatsApp on mobile, they can download this computer bluestacks software and can use Whatsapp on your computer.

Also, you can check the 2nd method, "WhatsAppWeb" by going here - HOW TO USE WHATSAPP ON YOUR PC/LAPTOP/TABLET – WEB BROWSER

You can check the 3rd method, "WhatsApp Desktop Messenger App" by going here - Now Download WhatsApp Desktop Messenger App on Computer/Laptop!

​If you have any doubts or issues about how to use whatsApp on Pc/laptop, You can comment here in below comment box. If you find this post helpful, then please share it with your friends and help us to grow.

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Avinash S
 

He is from Andhra Pradesh, India. With studies, he loves to blog every day with his laptop. He likes computer and other related stuff a lot and he is a great music lover. You can catch him on:  Facebook, Google+

  • Ayaniba says:

    Hii Bro..I too get error is network connectivity while searching for whatsapp in Bluestack. Plzz tell me, what am I supposed to do for that..

  • midhat says:

    After searching whatsapp in the search button the error is network connectivity.please realaunch the app.Whats the solution.

  • rohit says:

    after downloading bluestacks when i go for app search and write whats app and search , nothing shows and when i see whats app in top 25apps and click over it , it says network connectivity error

  • Haseeb says:

    after installing bluestack its not searching whats ap…. it fails in searching whatsapp

    • terry says:

      I too have installed bluestack and when i search for whatsapp is say’s error try again,
      but still nothing no matter how many times i try,
      Bluestack has installed but it cant find whatsapp as you’ve written

  • Yameen says:

    i can’t install whatsapp after installing the bluestack, it shows me error, kindly re-launch the app..

  • barry says:

    After downloading bluestack, I tried to install in on mi laptop but it showin me error. Pls hw can I go about installing it

  • Val says:

    Does that mean that to use Whatsapp (on my PC without a smartphone) I should to start Bluestacks first? As you know using Viber doesn’t require starting Bluestacks in the same situation?

    • Avinash S says:

      Yes, here the case is different! So that’s why we need to start bluestacks software first in order to use whatsapp in bluestacks!

      Btw, you can use Viber too in bluestacks which also requires bluestacks software to be started first!

  • Arthur says:

    After downloading whatsapp it says not supported by graphics,whereas i downloaded the one where graphics card is not required as told above(WINDOWS 7)

  • dhass says:

    not working waste my time and data, it showing error The .NET Framework 4.6.1 is not supported on this operating system.

  • Tulsi says:

    After searching whatsapp in the search button the error is network connectivity.please realaunch the app.Whats the solution?

  • abhishek kumar says:

    can we run whatsapp on laptop without bluestack

  • Aamir khan says:

    I download and when i instal compleate 100%. then message show’s Sorry….. this upgrade is not supported for the instalalled version

  • guy says:

    after downloading bluestack,i search for whatsapp but i did not see anything

  • Chiro says:

    Wow, I would say impressive post and the way you explained about downloading the Whatsapp throuh the Bluestacks method was awesome.

  • Rehman Yaqub says:

    i love you Avinashhhhh thank uuuuuu … :*

  • Gull says:

    The alternative link for downloading the bluestacks ,you have given is not working ,

  • Md Shahzad Hassan says:

    I don’t use my phone and my friends keep asking me join whatsapp you did a great job by sharing how to use whatsapp in pc
    Thanks for Sharing

    • husein says:

      Hello,
      Can anyone guide me in installing whatsapp on my laptop. When i search whatsapp in BLUESTACK and press enter, then after that nothing happens. Then comes that searching wheel, after a while it stops. I would be glad for your reply.
      husein
      [email protected]
      09906440864

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