How to Install Official WhatsApp App on Windows PC

You can easily use WhatsApp on PC using WhatsApp Web, or BlueStacks Android emulator. But in WhatsApp web, you will have to scan the QR code every time and BlueStacks is a heavy application for your PC. To avoid these problems, you can install the official WhatsApp app on your Windows PC.

Official WhatsApp application is available for both Windows and Mac. You can get it from the official WhatsApp website. On Windows 10 PCs, you can install WhatsApp from Microsoft Store also. So, in this tutorial, we are going to explain how to install the official WhatsApp application on Windows PC.

SEE ALSO: How to Run Two WhatsApp Accounts on Android Phone?

Install Official WhatsApp Application on PC

For installing the official WhatsApp application we need a PC running Windows (the process is similar for macOS). And you also need a smartphone already running WhatsApp. Both PC and phone need to have an internet connection.

Step 1: Install Official WhatsApp from Microsoft Store

If you are using Windows 10, you can install the official WhatsApp app from Microsoft Store as well. The best part of installing WhatsApp from the Microsoft Store is that it will get automatic app updates.

So, first of all, open Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 PC and search for whatsapp. Select WhatsApp Desktop from search results and click the Get button to install it.

Install Whatsapp From Microsoft Store In Windows 10
Install WhatsApp from Microsoft Store in Windows 10

ALTERNATIVE: Download and Install WhatsApp App from Official Website

Besides Microsoft Store, you can install the official WhatsApp application on your PC from WhatsApp’s website. Go to the WhatsApp download page in your web browser.

Click on the “Download for Windows (32/64-bit)” button to download the setup file. After downloading, you will find the WhatsApp setup file in your Downloads folder.

Double-click the downloaded setup file to start the installation of official WhatsApp on your Windows PC. It may ask for your permission to run the application, click RUN if prompted.

After you click on RUN, WhatsApp official application installation will start. It will not take a long time, it will be ready in a few minutes.

WhatsApp installation in Progress
WhatsApp installation in Progress

SEE ALSO: How to Use WhatsApp’s Advanced Search Feature?

Step 2: Launch WhatsApp App after Installation

After installation, launch the official WhatsApp application. You will see a QR code on the screen. You just need to scan that code using WhatsApp app on your smartphone.

Launch Official Whatsapp Application After Installing
Launch Official Whatsapp Application After Installing

Step 3: Scan QR Code using WhatsApp on your Phone

To scan this code via your phone, open WhatsApp on your smartphone. Then tap on 3-dots at the top right corner and select Linked Devices. On the WhatsApp Web page, tap on the LINK A DEVICE button.

Tap On 3 Dots Menu And Select Linked Devices Then Tap Link A Device
Tap On 3 Dots Menu And Select Linked Devices Then Tap Link A Device

Next, scan the QR code shown on the official WhatsApp app on your PC using your phone. After scanning, WhatsApp on your PC will be linked with WhatsApp on your phone.

Scan Qr Code Using Whatsapp To Link Whatsapp On Pc With Your Phone
Scan QR Code Using WhatsApp on Phone

Step 4: Use WhatsApp on your PC

You have successfully set up the official WhatsApp application on your PC. Make sure to keep your phone and PC connected to the internet. You can now continue chatting with your friends via WhatsApp on PC.

Use Official Whatsapp App On Your Pc
Use Official WhatsApp App on Your PC

Step 5: Logout of Official WhatsApp App on PC

You can always close and re-open WhatsApp on your PC and you can continue chatting without scanning the QR code again. Unlike WhatsApp Web, where you have to scan QR code every time.

When you are done with chatting and don’t want to use official WhatsApp on your PC any longer, click on 3-dots and select Logout.

Logout From Whatsapp On Pc
Logout from WhatsApp on PC

If you wish to relaunch the official WhatsApp application again, you can do it using the shortcut on your desktop. Alternatively, you can search for WhatsApp on the Start menu.


SEE ALSO: How to Install and Use WhatsApp on your PC using BlueStacks?

Install and Use Official WhatsApp App on your Windows PC

So you see installing the official WhatsApp application is quite easy in Windows 10. You can install WhatsApp from Microsoft Store and the official website. Configuration is the same in both cases. However, we suggest you install the WhatsApp app from Microsoft Store as you will get automatic updates.

Hope you liked this cool method of using the official WhatsApp application on Windows PC. If you face any problem installing the WhatsApp application, comment below. You may also subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest tutorials via email.

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