WhatsApp for PC has been a long pending request by the users of the most popular Instant Messaging App WhatsApp. Till now WhatsApp was only available for smartphone and feature phones including Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile, Symbian, and Java series phones. Later, WhatsApp released a new web version of the WhatsApp known as WhatsApp web. However, the service did not go well with the users. Finally, WhatsApp Inc. has released a standalone WhatsApp installer for PC.
There are quite a few ways through which you can install WhatsApp on PC. The first and the most popular method was installing WhatsApp using Bluestacks. Apart from Bluestacks, there are few other Android emulators that allow you to install WhatsApp on PC using the WhatsApp Android app (.apk).
The problem with installing WhatsApp using Android emulators is that the application may not work as smooth as it would do on your smartphone. Also, the emulators are a resource hungry application that requires a PC with decent specifications to work smoothly.
Now that WhatsApp Inc. has released a standalone WhatsApp installer for PC, you don’t have to use Android installers to use WhatsApp on PC. So, in this pos,t I will show you how to download official WhatsApp installer for PC and install it.
Download Official WhatsApp Messenger for PC
Step 1: Download WhatsApp Installer for PC from Whatsapp.com/download. Download 64-bit / 32-bit WhatsApp installer for PC. The application is 61MB in size, so wait till the download is finished.
Step 2: Once downloaded, run the installer, and the Application will start installing. Unlike other application, the WhatsApp installer will install instantly, and you don’t need to perform any more steps.
Step 3: Once the WhatsApp Application is installed, you might be asked to accept the terms and conditions.
Step 4: Now you should scan a QR Code shown in WhatsApp PC application using your Phone’s WhatsApp. Open WhatsApp on your phone, tap on More and select WhatsApp Web. Face your phone’s camera towards your PCs screen and scan the shown QR code.
Step 5: If the QR code is scanned successfully, your WhatsApp messages will be synced to your PC successfully. From now on you can read and reply to all the WhatsApp chats from your PC.
WhatsApp for PC Installer is a handy application that sync WhatsApp messages from your phone to your PC. This way you don’t have to check your phone if you are working on your laptop and reply or read the messages from the PC itself.
However, this still does not work as it works on your Phone. For this to work you should have a WhatsApp account activated on your Phone and of course that should be active. Your phone should be connected to the same network as of your PC to be able to receive any messages.
Trying to Reach Phone Error – When you open WhatsApp in PC you may encounter an error saying ” Trying to reach the phone.” This basically means your PC is trying to connect to your phone but unable to do so. To fix this make sure your Phone connected to the Internet.
Couldn’t Login QR Code Issue – While setting up WhatsApp on PC for the first time you may encounter an error Couldn’t login while trying to scan the QR Code. This usually happens if PC fails to validate the QR Code scanning process. To fix this make sure that you are connected to the Internet and your Internet connection is working fine.