How to use WhatsApp on your computer

While WhatsApp is basically a mobile messaging system, it can also be used on Windows PC or Mac to send and receive WhatsApp messages. Below are two different methods of using WhatsApp on computer.

Use WhatsApp on computer

The main advantages of using WhatsApp on computer is that you can take advantage of a large screen, full-size keyboard, and the superior processing power of your computer.

The easiest way to use WhatsApp on computer is to use the WhatsApp web application, which basically mirrors your existing WhatsApp Mobile account on your computer’s larger screen.

The next method as given below actually installs WhatsApp on your computer and you can use WhatsApp directly on your computer without having WhatsApp on your smartphone.

1. Use WhatsApp on computer with WhatsApp Web

If you already have WhatsApp on your mobile phone, you can use this method to get WhatsApp working on your Windows PC or Mac.

Make sure your iPhone or Android phone is close to your computer with an active WhatsApp account and follow the steps below to use WhatsApp on Windows PC.

1. Open the web browser on your computer and visit

2. They realize QR code with instructions on how to scan the code with your smartphone.

WhatsApp web QR code

3. Open WhatsApp on your Android phone, tap 3 point menu icon > WhatsApp web.

Open WhatsApp Web on Android phone

On iPhone, tap settings > WhatsApp web/desktop.

Open WhatsApp Web on iPhone

4. On the next screen, tap OK. I have it and use those backup camera your phone to scan the QR code displayed on the screen of your Windows computer.

Scan the QR code with iPhone

5. Once the QR code is scanned by your phone, you will immediately see all your WhatsApp messages on your computer screen.

Basically, you see your active WhatsApp mobile account on your computer screen, which allows you to send and receive WhatsApp messages directly from your computer.

After using WhatsApp on computer, make sure to log out by clicking 3 point menu icon and click log out option in the drop down menu.

Sign out of WhatsApp on Mac

Note: Closing the browser tab will keep you signed in to WhatsApp, it will not sign you out of WhatsApp on the computer.

2. Use WhatsApp on computer with BlueStacks

This method uses an Android emulator called “BlueStacks” to create a mobile environment on your computer that allows you to download and install mobile apps like WhatsApp on your computer.

BlueStacks is available for both Windows PC and Mac and the first step to use WhatsApp on computer is to download and install BlueStacks on your computer.

Once BlueStacks is available on your computer, you can download and use WhatsApp directly on your computer, just like you would on your phone.

Make sure you have a phone number ready (Home Phone will do) and follow the steps below to download and install WhatsApp straight to your computer.

1. Go to and download it BlueStacks installer on your computer.

Download BlueStacks on computer

2. Double click on the downloaded one BlueStacks installer file.

Open the downloaded BlueStacks file

Note: On a Mac, you need to move the downloaded file to the Applications folder.

3. On the next screen, click Install now and follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the BlueStacks application on your computer.

Install BlueStacks on the computer

4. Next open Bluestacks on your computer > search for Whatsapp in the search bar.

Search for WhatsApp on BlueStacks

5. Once you can find WhatsApp, click To install to download and install WhatsApp on your computer.

6. After WhatsApp is installed, open WhatsApp on your computer by clicking WhatsApp icon.

7. On the next screen, select yours countrygive her phone number and click Next.

Verify WhatsApp by entering phone number on Android phone

Note: You can enter yours home phone numberif you do not have a mobile phone number or do not wish to use your mobile phone number for this purpose.

8th. On the next screen you will see the SMS verification failed message (if you provided a home phone number). Click on call me Ability to receive your verification code through an automated call from WhatsApp.

Call me option on WhatsApp confirmation screen

9. Enter the verification key as received from whatsapp and press the Enter Key.

Enter the WhatsApp verification code

10 Once your phone number is verified, you will immediately see your new WhatsApp account become active on your computer screen.

WhatsApp now works on your computer in an Android environment built by BlueStacks. This allows you to enjoy the full functionality of WhatsApp on your computer.

According to BlueStacks, Android apps and games should run 6x faster on your computer than on any mobile phone.


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