Here’s How to Install WhatsApp for PC (Without BlueStacks)

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When using WhatsApp in your Android or iPhone, you may perhaps wonder how to install WhatsApp for PC, since you’re also working across different kind of devices. From smartphone to PC and vice versa, changing device constantly won’t hurt your WhatsApp experience.

WhatsApp has a lot of simple feature, from creating WhatsApp stickers, stories, and more. But, if you never installed the app, you perhaps wonder how you can start using and installing WhatsApp on your device.

Installing and using WhatsApp could improve your productivity, especially when you do it across all device, including Windows 10 PC. WhatsApp support Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or even Windows Vista, so you can message your friend and family through it.

If you use WhatsApp Web, you may perhaps encounter different experience in web browser. WhatsApp for PC actually has the same features as WhatsApp Web, but that doesn’t mean you should not use the standalone WhatsApp program in your computer. It’s actually easier to use because you don’t rely on web browser anymore.

Most people, who aren’t tech-savvy perhaps have some thought about using BlueStacks. Well, you don’t really need BlueStacks or YouWave or any other Android emulator out there anymore only to install and use WhatsApp on PC. You can download WhatsApp for PC, whether you’re using Windows 10 or Windows 7, or even Mac.

In this tutorial, we’re going to cover how to install WhatsApp for PC across all platform.

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How to Install WhatsApp on Windows 10 (Easy, Without BlueStacks)

In this section, you’re going to learn how you can install and setup WhatsApp on Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 10.

Windows 10 has Microsoft Store, it’s like Play Store but on PC and has many apps that can be used across Microsoft devices, including Windows Phone. You can download WhatsApp official app from there, it’s free download!

To do this, open Microsoft Store. Make sure you’ve created and signed in into Windows 10 using your Microsoft account, otherwise you can’t use Microsoft Store and therefore you can’t install WhatsApp on Windows 10.

After you open the app, you will see a lot of apps you can download for free. Including WhatsApp.

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To get WhatsApp for Windows 10, you probably have to search it on the search bar.

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Now, click WhatsApp Desktop in the search result.

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It will show the entire information about WhatsApp Desktop app. To download WhatsApp Desktop for Windows 10, just tap Get or Install. Now, you just start the process of downloading the app.

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Microsoft Store will download WhatsApp for Windows 10 for about minutes. Depends on your internet connection speed.

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Once it’s done, open the app and it will shows QR code that will lets you login to WhatsApp Desktop through your phone.

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Open your WhatsApp mobile app. Then tap three dot button at the corner, tap WhatsApp Web.

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Then, it will scan the QR code and sign you in to WhatsApp. You can now start messaging people directly from your computer.

Unfortunately, you can’t log out from WhatsApp while using WhatsApp on your PC. But, you can still log out from WhatsApp with our simple steps.

How to Install WhatsApp on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Older Windows Version

Even though Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 has Microsoft Store that will lets you download WhatsApp Desktop app directly, I don’t really recommend you installing WhatsApp from Microsoft Store in older Windows version. If you want to use BlueStacks, I don’t really recommend it either. You can really use another better alternative to use WhatsApp without BlueStacks.

The reason is that WhatsApp Desktop app is probably out-dated for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, and those two Windows version have failed. Most app developer won’t target their app to be developed and compatible for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, which is why you should install WhatsApp standalone software instead.

This means, you can install and use WhatsApp as desktop program that can be used in all Windows version, including Windows 10. If you happen to dislike Microsoft Store or UWP apps, perhaps you should try WhatsApp desktop program instead. The good news: it’s also free download.

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To download this version of WhatsApp, click here.

Amazingly, WhatsApp also provide all the links across all platform in one page. If you want to install WhatsApp on Android, iPhone, or Mac, you can download it for free there.

To download, just click Download for Windows 10 (64-bit) or any Windows version you see there, it will automatically detect your Windows version and its architecture whether you use 32-bit or 64-bit.

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Once the download process is done, click and run the setup app. It will automatically install everything.

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Now, click Setup.

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You will a popup like this. Just wait some minutes. It is being installed.

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Now, it will show QR code. Just scan it using your WhatsApp mobile app.

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To do that, open WhatsApp on your Android/iPhone. Then, tap three dots button. Tap WhatsApp Web, and then scan the QR code.

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That’s it. That’s how you install WhatsApp on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

If You Don’t Want to Use WhatsApp as a Program or UWP App, Just Use WhatsApp Web

WhatsApp Web offer different method to use the app, and it requires web browser. This means, you probably won’t get notification unless you open the tab on the browser. You also have to keep that tab opened to keep using WhatsApp.

To do this, just open WhatsApp Web: https://web.whatsapp.com/

Login by scanning the QR codes. Again, open your WhatsApp mobile app, tap three dot button, tap WhatsApp Web. Scan the QR codes.

That is it.

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Can You Install WhatsApp on PC Without Phone and Without QR Code?

If you wonder whether you can install WhatsApp without phone or without QR code, you can’t. Simply because WhatsApp just don’t allow it due to security issue. But, at least you can still using it without BlueStacks, right?


You can learn how to install WhatsApp on PC with two ways. Those can be easily done using above methods.

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