WhatsApp has become a staple in our lives. It must be said that this application claims almost 2 billion active users each month.
Suffice to say that by using WhatsApp, you are connected to more than a quarter of humanity. Although the mobile version is the most common, you should know that it is quite possible touse WhatsApp on your PC.
I will explain this to you in a few steps. You will see, it is very simple.
Prepare your Windows PC to receive WhatsApp
The first thing to note is that WhatsApp can never be used without your mobile phone nearby (or with difficulty). Indeed, the application requires to register a phone number for the creation of your account. For the Windows version to work, your smartphone must be connected to the Internet, and you must have it available.
To make the connection between your two devices, it's very simple. Let's start by preparing your Windows PC by following these steps:
- Open your usual browser and search for " Web WhatsApp ":
- A simple screen will appear with a QR code, as well as the steps to follow on your smartphone:
Here, everything is ready for your Windows PC, all you have to do is grab your mobile.
Link your Windows PC to your smartphone
Your computer's QR code will be read directly from your smartphone. To do this, you just have to respect the following steps:
- Launch the WhatsApp application, go to the menu and click on " connected devices ":
- Click on " Connect a device ":
- Scan the QR code from your computer screen:
Instantly, your conversations will appear on your computer's browser. You can then reply to your messages while working, without having to take out your phone each time. Convenient, isn't it?
Use WhatsApp on a Windows PC, without a smartphone
Even WhatsApp tries to enforce having a phone for use the application on a Windows PC, it is possible to work around this. Even if, I warn you, that is not a very practical solution.
You will need to install a Android emulator on your Windows PC (Bluestacks, Nox Player, MEmu Play, etc.). The latter simply allows you to launch applications that are normally intended for Android devices, from your PC. By adding a Google account to one of these Android emulators, you will be able to download the WhatsApp application.
There is still a problem to be overcome. When launching the application, you will be asked for your mobile number. If you have a smartphone that already has WhatsApp installed, you are not going to be able to use two accounts at the same time.
You will have to make the choice to give up the application on your phone, or not to use it on PC. Or, if you have a second phone number lying around and you're not using, then this is a good opportunity.
But why make it complicated when you can make it simple? Especially since the classic connection via the browser persists over time, provided that your phone remains connected to the Internet.