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Now Access WhatsApp Official App On PC

Now Access WhatsApp Official App On PC

‘I don’t use WhatsApp.’ Ever heard someone saying this? Well, that’s rare for sure.

We live in a world where we are too busy and have less time than we actually have. With the advent of internet, we are ‘changed beings’ now. Quick communications over various IMs (Instant Messengers) have become a necessity!

Who uses email as a medium of conversation now? Well, hardly any except for official and corporate communications. We are too used to ‘lols’ and emojis now. Without any doubt, WhatsApp messenger is taking over the market. With a customer base of over 800 million active users and more than 2 billion downloads across mobile phones, WhatsApp is massive.

Owned by Facebook, no other company is known for instant communications like WhatsApp Messenger.



WhatsApp has launched its desktop app for Windows 8 and above as well as for Apple Mac OS 10.9 and above. Until now WhatsApp web was the only way you could access the messaging service on your PC or MacBook’s internet browser, but now you can download it! There is no doubt that the charges of messaging using WhatsApp are way lesser than that of normal texting.

With this, WhatsApp has finally jumped into the competition with its new desktop apps. There are players like Telegram, Line etc that have offered a native desktop client for a good period now. With this article, you will get acquainted with ways to join WhatsApp on PC.

Here are two ways by which you can get WhatsApp for PC

The two ways in which WhatsApp on PC can be used are:

  1. Download WhatsApp for PC official version OR
  2. Official WhatsApp Web version which you can use without downloading anything and that too for free.
First Way: Download WhatsApp for PC Software

WhatsApp launched their official version a day before. Now there is a real and an official software from WhatsApp. This software was launched on 11th May 2016. Just like there are many native Softwares for your computer, the same is offered by WhatsApp now.

There is a PC version of WhatsApp which is made for computers users now. The WhatsApp Web version we had been using was not an actual application. It was only something that helps you ‘sync’ your WhatsApp with your PC. Well, there is a fully functioning software and runs as an app for your PC.

Eligibility to download WhatsApp official App for windows

  • Windows enabled PC. The WhatsApp company announced that the software is for windows 8 and above. However, it can run on windows 7 too.
  • You should also have WhatsApp installed on your mobile phone.

Step-wise Guide to Getting WhatsApp official App for PC version

Go to to get started. There you will find something like ‘for Windows8 and Higher’, if you are accessing that via a windows computer. Else there will be an option of ‘Mac OS x 10.9 and Higher’, if you are using Mac.

  • Clicking it will start the automatic download. Once your download of WhatsApp for computer software is complete, you need to double click on it. It will not take more than a minute to download and you are ready to use it!
  • Once you have the QR code, you need to open WhatsApp on your mobile phone and click on WhatsApp Web option in order to scan the QR code on the screen.

It will take few seconds before you are finally logged into the WhatsApp official app for PC. From this software, you can do anything to everything that you would have done using your cell phone with just a bigger screen now.

There is no question of hustle as the WhatsApp team has taken good care for that. It is a user-friendly app without any doubt.

In gist, here are the steps you need to follow:

Go to the official website to download WhatsApp for Pc then click on windows 8 or Higher, after that run the application. After that scan, QR code and you are ready to start!

This 4 step process will be completed in less than 5 minutes and you can thereby access all the WhatsApp features on your PC. There wouldn’t be any third-party application or emulator.

Second way: Access WhatsApp on PC without downloading

There is a lesser probability that you are going to need this way of using WhatsApp after the launch of official software. However, with this method, you don’t need to download anything. You can access WhatsApp on your PC without downloading any single thing. What all you have to do is:

1st Step

The basic thing you need to have is WhatsApp installed on your smartphone. You can install it on your Android phones by going to play store. For apple users, they can download it from the app store. Once you have the whatsapp installed on your smartphone, go to step two.

2nd Step

You will have to set up your account and then head on over to the main interface. Android users need to click on the three dots and they will find the WhatsApp web options. For other phone users, navigate to your WhatsApp menu and there will the option of WhatsApp web.

3rd Step

The next thing you need to do is head on over to the WhatsApp website. Start WhatsApp web on your smartphone device and scan the QR code that will show up on your computer screen.

4th Step

Finally, you will see WhatsApp Web App interface. You can use this to chat with your contacts, send images, videos, pdfs and more! This is a superb way to use whatsApp without the need to download anything.


These are two ways with which you can get WhatsApp for PC absolutely free! WhatsApp is maintaining the monopoly in the Instant Messengers market. With the real software launched by this green themed app is taking the competition to the next level. Excited to use? Have questions related to WhatsApp? You can ask in the comment section!

Sakshi is a content marketer during the day and a reader by night. She writes content sprinkled with a twisted imagination. She has done her graduation in psychology from Delhi University and has an insane love for history.

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