What are the best ways to use WhatsApp on PC without phone?

Thanks to emulators, you can now use your WhatsApp accounts with your PCs and laptops. Be it on Windows or Mac, the community of WhatsApp users built this list of ways on how to download and install the app on a desktop computer.

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    #1[TUTORIAL] How to use WhatsApp on Windows by Softonic

    [TUTORIAL] How to use WhatsApp on Windows by Softonic

    If you want to know everything you need to do to install and use Whatsapp Messenger on PC, in this step-by-step article by Softonic you can read it.

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    Lisa Hughes
    Written on September 27, 2018
    "For Windows users, I recommend installing the Bluestacks since this article suggested it. I'm now using WhatsApp on my PC and it works just fine."
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to use whatsapp without any smart phone

    [TUTORIAL] How to use whatsapp without any smart phone

    In this video by Learn and Geek youTube Channel, you can learn how to use WhatsApp Messenger app if you don't have any smartphone.

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    Arthur Johnson
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "Although this tutorial is a bit stretched in terms of necessary involvement in order to get the task completed successfully, this is still a usable tool which may help you accomplish this task. This tutorial won't work for everybody, but it will help many seeking assistance."
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    #3[TUTORIAL] How to install WhatsApp on PC with Bluestacks?

    [TUTORIAL] How to install WhatsApp on PC with Bluestacks?

    In this video by Technofare you can learn to install and use WhatsApp Messenger app on PC, with Bluestacks android emulator is an easy process.

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    Nicole Burke
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "I needed to find the best way to use Whatsapp on my PC without a phone since sometimes I don't always have my phone available to me. I found How to Install WhatsApp on PC With Bluestacks, which is a very informative YouTube video. It's a video by Technofare and he knows a LOT about this issue. It's a very detailed video that easily explains the process. I found out everything I needed just from this video and highly recommend it."

WHAT IS THE MEANING

Instant Messaging (also known as IM) is the transmission of near real-time messages. Either through a stand-alone application or embedded software over the internet. The fine line between chat rooms and IM conversations lies in the number of people who can access the chat. IMs are often done between two users in private style of communication.

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that in February 2008, software giant Microsoft tried to buy Yahoo for 45 million US dollars? The former did this in hopes of a joint business venture to rule out Google, their leading competitor. But, Yahoo rejected the offer. E-mailing used to be the fastest way to communicate online. Now, the internet offers an easier way—Instant Messaging (IM). The first ever IM program that launched is ICQ, owned by Mirabilis. It featured a text-based messenger, file transfers, user directory, and many more. Yet, the most significant change in the IM industry was the launch of AIM, which gained 53 million users in 2005. Alongside the popularity of these programs is the emergence of shorthand texts. Some of which are LOL (laughing out loud), BRB (be right back), BTW (by the way). The younger generation utilizes these acronyms to shorten their sent messages. Today, most of the social media channels are now offering IM in different forms. The use of IM has evolved through mobile apps like Viber, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp, to name a few. These apps are only available on Android and iOS devices and take some searching on how to use it without a phone. Nowadays, there are now helpful tricks to use and access WhatsApp and other mobile apps on your PC.

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    #4[TUTORIAL] How to use WhatsApp on a Windows PC without phone or SIM

    [TUTORIAL] How to use WhatsApp on a Windows PC without phone or SIM

    This article is a simple guide on how to use WhatsApp on a Windows PC without a phone or SIM. It was written on the website of Face of IT. It has a Youtube video for better presentation, and has screenshots of the steps in the guide.

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    Barbara Williamson
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "it's helpful but only to a certain degree. if you are techy or even has some basic knowledge on computers or software then i guess it's easy to follow. but for someone like me who's not tech-savvy, its difficult without any step-by-step guide with graphics to walk me through. "
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    #5[TUTORIAL] How to download/install Whatsapp for PC without any software

    [TUTORIAL] How to download/install Whatsapp for PC without any software

    In this video by Best of everything Youtube Channel, you can learn how to download WhatsApp for pc without using any software like blue stacks or youwave on mac or windows 7/8/10.

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    Susan Cox
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "This is awesome, worked perfectly, thank you! I just wish I didn't have to scan the qr code every time, I probably just have a setting wrong somewhere but I can't find it. "
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    #6[TUTORIAL] How to use WhatsApp on PC without mobile phone

    [TUTORIAL] How to use WhatsApp on PC without mobile phone

    This article is a guide on how to use WhatsApp on PC without a mobile phone written by Waseem Patwegar on Techbout.com. It offers different ways to use WhatsApp without a phone using clear screenshots and easy to follow steps.

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    Michelle Rose
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "My mom's panicking cause her phone died so I sent her this and fortunately she was able to follow the guide. "
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    #7[TUTORIAL] How to install WhatsApp on PC without smartphone

    [TUTORIAL] How to install WhatsApp on PC without smartphone

    This tutorial is a guide on how to install WhatsApp on PC without a smartphone written by Abhirup Ganguly on the Swap My App website. It was published in August 2014. It has screenshots for better presentation. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

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    Diane Payne
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This tutorial was easy to follow and helped me use Whatsapp on PC without a phone. This is great while my roommate is traveling in Argentina, I'm able to keep in contact with her without cluttering up my already maxed out, data depleted phone. The pictures made it really easy to follow!"
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    #8[TUTORIAL] How to use Whatsapp on PC without using smartphone

    [TUTORIAL] How to use Whatsapp on PC without using smartphone

    The article "How to use Whatsapp on PC without using smartphone" was written by Kitty Gupta and published on July 25, 2017. It was written on the Freelancing Gig website.

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    Mark Gonzales
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "i dont know m,uch about web browsers, apps, mobile apps, etc. i only use the basic handset so my children can contact me. but since we have internet at home, my kids wants me to use whatsapp. they all have these ontheir phone so they said its easier to talk because of the thing called group chat. my son followed the instructions on this article to have the whatsapp on the computer. now i'm always online. with some other relatives and friends too. "
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    #9[TUTORIAL] How to use Whatsapp on PC without smartphone

    [TUTORIAL] How to use Whatsapp on PC without smartphone

    This video is a guide on how to use WhatsApp on PC without a smartphone uploaded by Youtube uploader, sai chandu. It was released in December 2016. It presents a step-by-step guide on how to use Whatsapp without a smartphone. 

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

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    Peter Rice
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This guide taught me how to use Whatsapp on my PC. I can easily communicate with my friends who only use Whatsapp without a smartphone. It is a relief. Although there are alternative ways to communicate, if you must use Whatsapp on the PC, give this guide a try."
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    #10[TUTORIAL] How to use WhatsApp on a PC

    [TUTORIAL] How to use WhatsApp on a PC

    The article How to use WhatsApp on a PC was written by Hannah Bouckley for the British Telecommunications' (BT) website. It provides a step-by-step guide on how you can use WhatsApp on your PC depending on your phone type. 

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    Ai Dai
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "this is a very comprehensive guide on what to do to use whatsapp on a pc if you're using an android, an iphone, blackberry or windows smartphone. this really helps a lot. "
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