How to use Whatsapp on Windows PC and other Android Apps too !
This tutorial teaches you the method to use whatsapp , India's most used messenger and ranks almost next to BBM. The step wise tutorial explains how to install and verify whatsapp on PC using bluestacks, a free android emulator.
So you all use Whatsapp and for those who don't know what whatsapp (I doubt if anyone is not familiar with it still), Whatsapp is the largest and best mobile chat messenger. There are many chat messengers like ebuddy, facebook chat, pink chat, Go messenger etc. But Whatsapp stands apart from the rest, not only because it is very smooth, secure and simple to use but also because it was one of the first to to start this kind of service.
In fact, Whatsapp is as famous as Blackberry's messenger BBM, and it has the advantage of being used across any platform unlike the BBM. However, it has not been successful in taking over the world no.1 chatting platform, BBM. Being placed the 2nd overall does not reduce whatsapp's functionality. To be honest, I do find whatsapp better than BBM too.
You can do lots more with Whatsapp. Seamless chatting along with loads of pre-installed smiley's is one aspect, there a lot more features like sending audio, video, sharing current locations and contacts. Whatsapp is free to use for 1 year and thereafter it cost only 1 dollar every year, its cheap because its competitors are absolutely free yet they are not as good as Whatsapp.
Now, answering the main question of this article, you can definitely use whatsapp on PC and the reason for this might be several. For instance, my friend does have a Blackberry mobile phones but many of his overseas friends have Whatsapp, so he used my method to install and use Whatsapp on his laptop. One more friend of mine was comfortable and fast tying on his computer keyboard rather than on the touch phone, so I recommended him to follow these steps:
#1: Install Bluestacks or Youwave or download any Android Emulator of your choice. Both Blusestacks and Youwave are very good but I prefer Bluestacks, its free and very small size (approx 150mbs). Fast and easy to install and use unlike Youwave which is a premium program ($14.99) but does have a weeks trial.
Bluestacks also has the feature to sync your phone and laptop, making it easy for you, to never miss any notifications on your mobile (like an sms or appointment) while you are so engrossed surfing the net.
#2: After you have installed the Bluestacks (which is required and recommended), you will notice there will be some pre-installed apps and there will be a search bar. Now click on the search bar on the home page and type "Whatsapp messenger". Download it and run it.
#3: The installation process is same as that on a phones. After the download, agree to the terms and conditions. Now you will have to enter 10 digit mobile number along with country code. (make sure this is the right one) Whatsapp is suppose to send a text message to confirm your activation but since you are using a computer, it won't be able to send one. Now wait for few minutes (approx 10 min), it will keep trying (you will be able to see a progress bar). Don't worry just leave it and let it do its work.
# 4: After (approximately 10 mins) it will show an error to send an sms and will ask you to verify by call. Now this is important, the moment you will accept, you will get a call in which you will be given a 3 digit activation code, make a note of it.
#5: Enter the 3 digit verification code and you will be able to use Whatsapp on your PC like never before!
NOTE: There is only one small problem and that is, there is no direct method to copy your contacts to Whatsapp which is now installed on the PC, so you will have to first manually save some contacts on Bluestacks. To do this, all you have to do is open up the dialler and enter a number then on the top it will give you the option of adding that number to contacts. Click on it and you will be able to store the contact in the same way as you do on your phone. Its as simple as it sounds.
There is also another alternate method but it is way too lengthy and involves the use of Android Emulator, CMD and telnet agent (I am just making you aware of it) The method I have described above is the simplest way to get Whatsapp working on your PC and works for everyone.
If at any moment you feel you have not followed any step clearly or have any other doubt, feel free to drop-in a comment and I shall make it my responsibility to have your queries solved at the earliest.
Enjoy chatting using your Whatsapp on PC !!
I've tried it....
But I can't receive call from whatsapp....
I've tried a lots of time... now what to do... pleas help me...
Message IS : "Unable to connect please try again later"
Please do something...