New version, download and install WhatsApp for Windows 7/8/8./10 Mac. Step by step guide for you to enjoy this most popular messenger app on your desktop
Good news for you, WhatsApp has just launched the new version app for desktop Windows and Mac. Many users had wondered to use this app on their desktop which claimed over a billion users worldwide.
The new released version brings new experience in messaging with WhatsApp. You can type with your comfortable desktop keyboard on a bigger screen and get real time notifications from your desktop.
Although this WhatsApp.exe only available on Windows 8 and later, there is a workaround for windows 7 users to enjoy desktop messaging with Whatsapp.
Here we are going to cover your problem downloading and install WhatsApp for Windows 7/8/8./10 PC and Mac.
Download and Install WhatsApp For Windows 8/8.1/10 and Mac
New version native WhatsApp desktop available for Windows 8 and Mac. You can download it from official links below
- Windows 8 and higher 32bit version download WhatsApp 32bit (126MB)
- Windows 8 and higher 64bit version download WhatsApp 64bit (134MB)
- MAC OS X 10.9 and higher download WhatsApp Mac (133MB)
Similar to WhatsApp Web, your chatting activities will be synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device. However, because the app runs natively on your desktop, you will get more features such as desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more.
Moreover, unlike WhatsApp web, WhatsApp app for desktop doesn’t need to re-login and re-scan QR until you logged out.
After completing your download, open the installer to start setup. This desktop version is extended version of your phone. You still need your phone to use it.
Next, open the app and scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on your phone.
Once synced you can enjoy WhatsApp messaging from your desktop.
Download and Install WhatsApp For Windows 7/XP and Below
There are two methods for you to enjoy WhatsApp on your Windows 7 PC/laptop
1. WhatsApp Web (WhatsApp for websites)
Unfortunately, for Windows 7 and below there is no native WhatsApp for you. However, you can use the web version which similar to desktop version. Visit https://web.whatsapp.com to start enjoy your messaging.
2. Android Emulator for Windows
With Android emulator you will be able to bring your android WhatsApp and run it on your Desktop PC/laptop. Today’s best android emulator available is Bluestacks 4.
Download Bluestacks 4 for Windows 7/8/10 and Mac or as alternative you can download latest version MEmu 6.1.0 Offline Installer
After installing Bluestacks, here is what you need to do
Step1. First, Open Google Play Store and search for “WhatsApp” then click on the app. Click Install to start installation
Step2. Click “Accept” for term of services and download will be started
Step3. After installation is completed. Click “Open” to start WhatsApp
Step4. You will be prompted to enter your mobile phone number to get verification code. If you already has an account please enter the same phone number you had previously registered to WhatsApp. You will get your back up conversation and chat history if there is any
Step5. Start to download your back up from Google Drive remote storage
Step6. After restoring, WhatsApp Welcome screen will appear. Tap ‘Agree and continue’.
Step7. Your contact will scanned thoroughly to find others WhatsApp users. You can also invite who hasn’t.
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Now, you are ready to chat with WhatsApp using your Windows PC and Mac. Bluestacks 4 works by mimicking your phone. You will find no different than your android phone version. Only the mouse pointer as replacement for your finger.
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