WhatsApp Desktop

WhatsApp Desktop for Pc

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-22
  • Current version: 0.3.1242
  • File size: 129.91 MB
  • Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing WhatsApp Desktop on your Windows PC

Download WhatsApp Desktop for Windows: WhatsApp Desktop is an Social Networking App, developed by WhatsApp Inc.. The Social Networking App was officially released 2017-01-10. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - WhatsApp Inc., with the latest current version being 0.3.1242 which was officially released on 2018-10-22. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 833 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.5 out of a possible 5.

Using WhatsApp Desktop on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install WhatsApp Desktop on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use WhatsApp Desktop for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type WhatsApp Desktop in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on WhatsApp Desktop application icon. A window of WhatsApp Desktop will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the WhatsApp Desktop icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About WhatsApp Desktop

Developer Description

With WhatsApp on the desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.

App Reviews

  • Great start, but needs improvement

    By Raydmak
    I love using WhatsApp on my iPhone and like the idea of being able to use the desktop app as well. The only real gripe I have is that the desktop app does not recognize keyboard text shortcuts, nor does it allow you to type seamlessly in another language. In my case, I use WhatsApp a lot to talk to friends and family in Mexico and Spain—in Spanish. The app does not recognize that I am typing in Spanish and marks all words as mis-spelled and underlines them in red. Further, it does not do any auto-correct or suggested text features. A big request I would have is to incorporate the languages / multi-language abilities that other Mac developers (and Apple) put into their apps. If the app were improved with this upgrade, I would give this app 5 stars!
  • Good, but has potential to be better!

    By suavesuavecito
    I really like the idea of this, to function much like iMessage does! However, there is definitely room for improvement. I would really like to see video calls supported on the desktop version as it is on mobile, much like FaceTime but with compatibility between different types of phones. I think this is the most useful feature that could be added. However, as some other users have mentioned, it would also be quite nice for this application to function without having your phone on, nearby, and connected. These changes would make this desktop version SO wonderful, up to par of the mobile version we all know and love. Would love to see these features rolled out sometime soon, please!
  • 2 stars for WHILE it’s connected to my phone

    By BennyDC76
    I’m on a cruise ship. I have (1) device capability for the internet package. In other words, I can use either my computer or my phone. So if I want to use my laptop, then my phone must be removed (logged out) from the internet. THEREFORE, I can’t get my important messages from WhatsApp while I’m on my Mac! So "What’sThePoint," is a good name for the Mac version of this app. It’s utterly, useless to me if I have to use my phone. Why not JUST use my phone? Why make an app for a laptop at ALL, if you need a phone to use it! It’s like having a miniature wallet attached with a chain, to my regular wallet - It’s not big enough to hold any cards or cash or photos or ANYTHING, but it looks JUST like the BIG wallet and takes up one more pocket in my pants… Otherwise, it’s great because it does what it says it does...
  • Not much point

    By TylerC101
    I don't understand why my phone has to be connected to the internet for this app to function. If my phone only has to be connected to the internet (and not the mobile network) why can't my computer being connected to the internet serve the same purpose. It's the standard issue I have with whatsapp -- if you're not using my phone's mobile connection why is it so strongly tied to the phone? They need to rewire things to be less dependent on the phone concept. Apple's message app doesn't need me to have my phone connected to the internet to work, why should this? I got the desktop app for when I travel and I can't always connect my phone to the web or can't connect it as easily.
  • Need a “Mark as read” option and touch bar support

    By IJD21
    When i keep getting notifications from WhatsApp it blocks a portion of my screen for a few seconds, leaving it unusable. They should implement a “mark as read” option next to the reply button. Apple has added this feature to messages on MacOS High Sierra and it makes a world of difference. A second thing that needs to be supported is support for the touch bar. Maybe add some things like emojis, forward, and reply buttons. Besides that, this app does what its supposed to do.
  • The reply action when notifications show up does not work

    By rajesh91
    Billion dollar product has a broken notification reply action in Mac OS? Whenever I press reply and type a message directly on the notification no messsage gets sent! (Works as intended with iMessage) And even though the phone is connected to the internet and functioning properly with other mac+ios applications, this WhatsApp desktop keeps saying that the phone is not connected (when the phone is locked, as soon as we visit the WhatsApp in the iPhone it starts to work again!)
  • disappointing expectations

    By T&mundo
    One of the main reasons why I download the same app on different devices is so that, when I run out of battery, internet connexion etc on one of them, I can use the other. Now this is completely pointless if I NEED MY PHONE TO BE ON AND CONNECTED to use this app on my computer! Can you fix this? Granted, it is nice to use the keyboard for a change, as well as seeing theconversation on a bigger screen, but as far as I am concerned this is only a small detail and advantage. I gain almost nothing by downloading whatsapp on my laptop unless you find a way to allow me to use it when my phone is dead/ disconnected.
  • Ignore the haters, this is AMAZING

    By sirscottness
    Seriously, I've used Messenger desktop and Mac, Signal for Mac, iMessage Mac.. this is the best. The setup process is so streamlined, the animations are beautiful, the UI is easy and pleasureable.. it just works, and it's a true app (unlike Messenger which is just a website inside a container). I'm sure there's additional features that could be added, but to me I just want an app that's fast, pretty, reliable -- this checks all the boxes.
  • Good desktop version

    By eurystomus
    I appreciate having the desktop version of this app as I can type on a full size keyboard far more quickly than on my phone! For the most part - clean interface, same UI, and relatively un-buggy. Most recent version - I seem to be getting weird, rapid/flickering screen refreshes (especially when my CPU is under load and the app doesn’t have focus) that wasn’t occurring before this update. Not sure if it’s specifically this app update or something else contributing to it (but it doesn’t occur in other apps.) One request - would be nice to have emojis autosuggest such as :) and :P (as they do on the mobile app) so it’s not necessary to bring up the emoji panel every time. Thanks for the development (and testing, to make this relatively bug-free!)
  • Meh... not much better than the web version, and still needs the phone

    By carlos66ba
    Update (Jul/2018): wow, forced upgrades. Really hate this. The app will not work unless you upgrade RIGHT NOW. Have better things to do than to tend to your silly ideas of what is important. STOP BEING JUST ANNOYING! Old review: Why? Why? Why? Why can't this app (or the web version) simply work WITHOUT THE PHONE? We are near 2020 and we still have ARTIFICIAL RESTRICTIONS on what networked devices can do? I mean, authenticate and then just work... No need to keep bitbanging back and forth to the phone... These people need to hire some good brains to work things out.