Method 2: Install WhatsApp using Bluestacks
Bluestacks is one of the most popular Android emulators as of now. And the emulator is known to run the Android apps very well on Windows and Mac.
You can make use of Bluestacks Android emulator to install WhatsApp on PC. What we will be doing here is that download and install Bluestacks emulator and then install the WhatsApp app from the Google Play Store. So, let’s see how to do it.
Once downloaded, run the installer and wait till the Bluestacks is completely installed. The Application is large, so it would take several minutes to install. So, have patience.
After installing Bluestacks, you have two options. You can either download WhatsApp APK and install the WhatsApp manually using Bluestacks, or you can download WhatsApp using the Bluestacks’s inbuilt search.
If you want to download the WhatsApp apk, get it from here.
After downloading the apk, right-click on it and select open with Bluestacks. After the Apk installs, open Bluestacks and you should have WhatsApp installed on it.
If you don’t want to use the apk, then open Bluestacks and click on the app search bar. Search for WhatsApp and install WhatsApp from the Google Play Store.
Now you need to register on WhatsApp. Open WhatsApp, enter your mobile number, and tap to get the verification code by SMS.
Enter the verification code you receive through SMS and complete the registration. You can also use call feature to get the verification code, in case the SMS verification fails.
How to Add Contacts to WhatsApp?
Since you don’t have your SIM card in your Laptop or PC, you need to export all your contacts from the phone to Bluestacks as a vCard file (vcf). After this, you can add contacts to WhatsApp in PC. Here is how to do it.
Export contacts from your phone as a vCard file (vcf). The contacts may look like yourcontacts.vcf.
Now copy the yourcontacts.Vcf (or whatever you named it as) to the folder where you have stored Bluestacks user data on your PC. You should copy the vCard file to C:ProgramDataBlueStacksUserDataSharedFolder.
Open Bluestacks and click All app button (+ button at the right side).
Click and open Settings (gear icon).
Click and open Manage Contacts.
Now click on the Menu icon (three dots) and select Import/Export.
Select Import from SIM card. Bluestacks will now search for available vCard files on your PC.
Next, select Import one vCard file and click OK. If you want to import multiple vCard files, select the multiple vCard file option.
Select the vCard file that you had copied to the Bluestacks folder from your phone.
Click OK and all your contacts from the vCard will be imported to Bluestacks contact manager.
If you open WhatsApp again on Bluestacks and refresh it, all the contacts will appear in your WhatsApp contact list.
Bluestacks is a great app to run WhatsApp on PC only if the app works fine on your PC. Bluestacks require a powerful PC to work properly without any hanging issues. If you are facing any issues with the Bluestacks, then refer my guide to fix common errors in Bluestacks.
Also Read: Do you know you can use two WhatsApp account on a Single Android phone? Here is how to use two WhatsApp accounts on an Android Phone.
Method 3: Use WhatsApp on PC using AirDroid
This method is similar to WhatsApp web but doesn’t require you to go to WhatsApp web interface. AirDroid is a syncing app that allows you to sync and transfer files between your PC and Android phone over the WiFi.
This would come in handy if you don’t want to use WhatsApp web, but want to use WhatsApp on your PC and phone simultaneously. Follow these steps to know how to do it.
Download and Install AirDroid on your Android phone from the Google Play store ( find the link for the app at the end of the post).
Create a new AirDroid account (skip if you already have one).
Next, tap on Enable button if AirDroid asks to enable real-time notification on your PC.
Next, enable Android notification mirror and phone.
Download and install AirDroid on your Mac / Windows PC.
On your PC, open AirDroid and sign in using the AirDroid account that you use on your Android phone.
That’s it. Now whenever you get a WhatsApp message on your Android phone, the message will also appear on your PC. You can directly reply and read the messages on your PC.
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