WhatsApp is on of the most famous instant messaging app around the world. WhatsApp is available for various platforms like Android, iOS, Windows, macOS etc. There are 3 most common ways to use WhatsApp on PC –
- Install WhatsApp Application on your PC,
- Use WhatsApp via WhatsApp web on your PC, and
- Use WhatsApp on PC using BlueStacks.
In this tutorial, we are going to explain, how to use WhatsApp on Windows PC using BlueStacks Android emulator. BlueStacks is a famous android emulator. You can also use BlueStacks for playing Android games on your PC.
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What we need?
- BlueStacks Android emulator. Download link is available at the end of the post.
- A Windows PC running Windows 7 or newer.
How to install WhatsApp on PC using BlueStacks?
After you have downloaded BlueStacks installer, run it by double-clicking the downloaded file. Click on YES when UAC Prompt asks for your permissions. Installation wizard will show up, click on Install Now to continue installation.
It will download latest version of BlueStacks and install on your PC. After installation is complete, click on Complete button to launch BlueStacks.
Launching BlueStacks for the first time might take some time.
After launching BlueStacks for the first time, you will have to setup your Google Account on it to use Google Play Store services. This process is same as on your Android phone. On welcome screen, select language and click on LET’S GO button.
Next, sign in with your Google account.
After successful sign-in, agree to terms and conditions.
After successful sign-in, you will be taken to BlueStacks home page. Here click on Play Store icon to open Play Store.
In Play Store, search for “whatsapp” and click on INSTALL to install WhatsApp.
After installation, click on OPEN button to launch WhatsApp.
Now WhatsApp setup will start, click on AGREE AND CONTINUE.
Select your country code and enter your mobile number. Click NEXT to get OTP.
Enter the OTP you receive on your phone.
WhatsApp will ask you to allow permissions for Contacts and Media just like in your Android phone. Click on CONTINUE.
Next, you will see popup for allowing Contacts and Media permissions. Click on ALLOW on both pop-ups.
Next, you will see an option to restore your WhatsApp backup from your Google account if you have already created one. You can choose to RESTORE or SKIP.
Next, you will setup your WhatsApp profile. Select a photo for your profile and enter your Name. Finally click OK.
You have successfully set up your WhatsApp on BlueStacks in your Windows PC. All your contacts (which are stored in your Google account) will show up in WhatsApp. You can now chat with your friends and family members just like you do on your phone.
Enjoy WhatsApp on PC using BlueStacks
You are done here. You can enjoy WhatsApp on your PC using BlueStacks. Besides WhatsApp you can also download and install other applications and games on BlueStacks. You just need to use Play Store just like in your Android phone. If your BlueStacks is not working smoothly, you can check these tips to speed up your BlueStacks. Feel free to comment if you face any problems.
Download BlueStacks from Official Website
You can download the latest version of BlueStacks from official website using the link provided below.