Install WhatsApp on PC for Windows 10

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WhatsApp is arguably the most popular global messaging system on the internet with more than a billion registered users. Unfortunately, it requires a SIM card to work, which means that you normally can't use WhatsApp on a desktop PC or on an iPad. This creates problems for some users, because while there's almost nothing your mobile phone can't do these days, there are quite a few things your Windows 10 PC still does better. One of those things is keyboard-typing instead of touchscreen-tapping. Thanks to BlueStacks, you can now run WhatsApp from Google Play Store on your desktop or laptop PC, amazing your friends with how fast you can write and answer messages. In the tutorial below, we will show you everything you need to know to get started with WhatsApp on your PC. However, before you can use WhatsApp from your desktop, you need three things:

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Download and Install WhatsApp for PC

Before you can use WhatsApp, you need to download and install it from BlueStacks. This is because BlueStacks is an emulator. Without BlueStacks, WhatsApp won't run natively on your PC; and you'll have to use the web application instead.

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    From your desktop, double-click the BlueStacks icon.
    This will launch the program.
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    When BlueStacks opens, click the search bar at the top.
    Type 'WhatsApp'.
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    Wait for the search to be completed.
    Note that this may take several seconds.
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    Once the search has been completed, you will see WhatsApp in the results.
    Click 'WhatsApp' to continue.
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    Wait for BlueStacks to contact Google Play Store.
    This usually takes several seconds, but depending on your connection, it may take longer.
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    You should now see the Google Play Store download page for the WhatsApp Messenger.
    Click 'INSTALL' to initiate the download and installation process.
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    Next, you will see a pop-up notification.
    This will tell you what the application will have access to. Simply click 'ACCEPT' to continue.
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    Wait for the download and installation process to finish.
    The speed depends on your Internet connection. Once WhatsApp has been downloaded, BlueStacks will automatically install the WhatsApp messenger. The speed of the installation depends on your computer. Proceed to the next section to set up WhatsApp on your computer.
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Setup WhatsApp for PC

Now that WhatsApp has been downloaded and installed to your computer, you can set it up. In order to set up WhatsApp, you need to have an internet connection and a mobile phone with a working telephone number. This is so that you can receive the SMS from WhatsApp and enter the information into WhatsApp on your Windows 10 PC with BlueStacks.

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    WhatsApp will be launched once the install process has been completed.
    Click "Terms of Service and Privacy Policy" to read it and click 'Agree and continue' at the bottom of the window if you agree to the terms and policy.
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    Next, you will be required to set up your phone number.
    First, choose the country code. In our case, it says 'United States'. To select another country, click it to open the drop-down menu.
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    In the drop-down menu, scroll down to find your country.
    Since we are in the Republic of Georgia, we will select 'Georgia' for our country code.
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    Once the country code has been selected, enter your phone number.
    Note that you need to enter the phone number without your country code.
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    When you have put in your phone number, click the right arrow.
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    Wait for the connection process to finish.
    This usually takes several seconds.
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    Now, you need to verify your number.
    If this is correct, then click 'OK'. If it's not correct, click 'Edit', correct the number, and click 'OK'.
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    Next, you will need to verify your phone number.
    This requires the input of a six-digit code that you should have received on your mobile by now. If you did not receive the code, click 'Resend SMS' or click 'Call me'.
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    After entering the code, your number will be verified.
    Once the number is verified, WhatsApp will start loading any account backups you may have.
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    You can now set up your nickname and choose your photo.
    Just click the photo to add a photo and click the name field to edit your name. When you have finished, click once on 'Next'.
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    WhatsApp has now been installed on your Windows 10 PC, and the account has been set up.
    Click 'Continue' to start using WhatsApp.
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    You can now invite friends and contacts by clicking the 'Invite a Friend' button at the bottom.
    You can also chat using the WhatsApp application on your Windows PC.
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Additional Tips

  • If you do not receive an SMS message from WhatsApp to your mobile phone, don't worry. There is an option to have WhatsApp call you with a code to set up the app. Just click the call option. Then, write down the verification code and enter it into WhatsApp to get connected.
  • Sometimes, contacts might not immediately synchronize from BlueStacks to your mobile. Usually, restarting WhatsApp corrects this.
  • If you receive images or files on your PC through WhatsApp, deleting them from WhatsApp means they will not be available on your mobile later.
  • If you need help using the web application for WhatsApp, please view our tutorial on how to use WhatsApp on computer with a web browser.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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