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.
The 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.
Install Official WhatsApp Application on your 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
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’s official application installation will start. It will not take a long time, it will be ready in a few minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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 your PC.
Step 5: Logout of the Official WhatsApp App on the 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 the 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.
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.
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.
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