Sunday, 2 June 2013

How to use Whatsapp on your PC.

Whatsapp is intended to be used on a mobile device and not on a PC however there is a work around to get it up and running on your desktop or laptop.

Since whatsapp was intended for a mobile device you would need a mobile player or emulator installed on your PC first.

Bluestacks App Player :  Bluestacks is a Silicon Valley-based software company that produces BlueStacks App Player and BlueStacks Cloud Connect. Both products revolve around enabling Android applications to run on Windows PCs, Macintosh computers and Windows tablets.

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Above: Visit the website and click on the appropriate download.

 Above: Before you can add any apps to your Bluestack player you will need to enable the Appstore  and complete the sync.

 Above: If you already have a Gmail account click next, if not you will have to register a free Gmail account.

 Above: Log into your Gmail account.

Above: Once your account is linked your Bluestacks app player will be syncronised with  your account. when 'syncing' is complete click Finish Setup.

 Above: Now go to your home page and click on App Search Tile.

  Above: Type 'Whatsapp"' in the search box then click the 'Find' button

Above: Select the Whatsapp icon under the android shopping bag.

Above: Accept the Google Play Terms of service & opt out of news and offers if you want to.

 Above: You will get a description for the whatsapp app - click the download button.

  Above: Once Whatsapp is downloaded and installed you can select  the open button or you will find the whats app icon tile on your homepage.

 Above: Whatsapp start up splash screen click 'agree and continue'.  

 Above: Type in your country

Above: Type in your Mobile No.

Above: Now the most important next step is to verify you mobile no. Click call me. Within a few second your phone will ring with a recording. The recording will be the 6 digit code type that in to verify.

Above: You can now log in with your username and password.

  • You can add your contacts  manually or if you connect your phone to your PC or have a back-up of your contacts  you can import them. I found it very easy to add my Blackberry contacts.
  • When you log in to your whatsapp account on your PC you will be disconnected from your whatsapp on your mobile device and vice-visa.

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