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Download & Install Whatsapp on Windows PC- 7/8/XP/Vista: Step-by-Step Guide

Download & Install Whatsapp on Windows PC- 7/8/XP/Vista: With the on-going strict rules of TRAI on SMS limitations, Whatsapp is the best alternative service to send bundles of messages at low cost. Whatsapp is the most popular free messaging app on smartphones. It allows you to send or receive SMS messages without any charge for a year. After a year, it charges $0.99 per year. But you need internet connection to get go with Whatsapp. Whatsapp has the largest global active user base with 450 million people worldwide. It can be used on OS like android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, iOS and Asha platform. But have you ever thought of using whatsapp on your Windows PC- 7/8/XP/Vista. Yeah!! you heard it right…. With the advancement of emulator technology, you can easily use whatsapp on your Windows PC. It is useful for the people who do not own a smartphone. Here, in this article I will teach you How to Download & Install Whatsapp on Windows PC- 7/8/XP/Vista: Step-by-Step Guide.

whatsapp on pc

Run Whatsapp on PC Through Bluestack:

An emulator called Bluestack allows you run Android apps in your windows PC. You can download and install Whatsapp via Bluestack in your Windows PC. It is compatible on Windows XP also. The best thing of this software is it’s beta version is available free of cost. Bluestack was founded by Rosen Sharma (an Indian) in 2008. Rosen Sharma was a CTO at McAfee and a board member at It took 10 engineers and two years to build this complex technology in Silicon Valley. Read more about Bluestack.

System Requirement to Use Whatsapp on Windows PC or Laptop:

  • 2 GB RAM.
  • 1 GB Graphic Card.
  • Windows XP or higher Operating System.
  • Internet Connection.

Also Read: Top 5 alternatives to Bluestacks android emulator – Run android apps without bluestacks in PC.

Step-by-Step Guide to Download & Install Whatsapp on Windows PC- 7/8/XP/Vista:

Step 1: Download bluestack app player from here.

Step 2: Install it. Click here to know How to install it.

Step 3: After installation, Open Bluestack. You will find a welcome screen showing top android apps.

Download & Install Whatsapp on Windows PC- 7/8/XP/Vista

Step 4: Navigate to “App Search”. A new window will appear on your screen.

Download & Install Whatsapp on Windows PC- 7/8/XP/Vista

Step 5: In the search bar, search for “Whatsapp”.  The result will appear as shown in the below image.

Download & Install Whatsapp on Windows PC- 7/8/XP/Vista

Step 6: It will search Whatsapp in your app store client. The app store clients are Google Play, mobile and Amazon App store.

Download & Install Whatsapp on Windows PC- 7/8/XP/Vista

Step 7: Select Whatsapp Messenger from the mobile store and click “install”. The installation procedure will proceed.

Download & Install Whatsapp on Windows PC- 7/8/XP/Vista

Step 8: Once it is done, you will find Whatsapp in your “My Apps” tab. Now, configure your Whatsapp account.

Step 9: Open Whatsapp, do the formalities. Accept Terms and Conditions, select your nation and fill your mobile number. (While filling your mobile number, remember to fill your country code first like +91 for India and then fill your contact no.)

Download & Install Whatsapp on Windows PC- 7/8/XP/Vista

Step 10: Whatsapp will send you a Verification code via SMS or voice call. Wait for 2 minutes, enter the code and you are done. Enjoy Whatsapp on your Windows PC- 7/8/XP/Vista Operating System.

Note: The interface of Bluestack may change according to its update versions. So, find the best suitable settings.

How to Add Contacts to Whatsapp on Windows PC:

Step 1: Open Whatsapp through Bluestack.


Step 2: Click on “Menu” icon as shown in the below image.


Step 3: Now, Click on “Contacts” icon.

Whatsapp on pc

Step 4: Click on “Menu” icon again.

Whatsapp on pc

Step 5: Now, Select “Add Contact” option.

Steps 6: Fill the required fields of Name and Contact number.

Step 7: Select “Done” option.

Step 8: Follow the same procedure to add more contacts to Whatsapp on Windows PC.

Enjoy Whatsapp on your Windows PC and laptop. If you face any problem, let us know through the comments and don’t forget to share it with your friends. Thank you. 🙂

Ayan Das is one of the owner and creative head of . He is a part time writer, keen blogger and an occasional website designer. He is pursuing engineering in electronics and communication from GGSIPU University. He is a tech lover and always fond of learning new things.


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  2. i failed to install bluestacks on my pc….whenever i download it shows error 2500…please assist me to install bluestacks without graphic card…it it is not then suggest me to install another software through which i would run android apps on my pc….

    • Install a File Manager App. Go to sd card>>Whatsapp>>Media>>Whatsapp Images (Most probably this will be the third folder). You will see all you whatsapp gallery pictures here. Delete your desired pic.

  3. i am not able to install whatsapp on my computer, when i search whatsapp in searchbox whatsapp will show and when i click on install it will show the error “this features is not supported currently”. pls help me…

    • Make sure that you are installing the latest version of Whatsapp. This error comes when you try to install older version of Whatsapp.

  4. sir when i install whatsapp by bluestacks ,when i click on install and then click accept the error message display error retrieving information from server RPC S-3 PLEASE help me

    • Try this and give me suitable feedback:
      1. Open Bluestacks.
      2. Go to All Apps>>Settings>> Apps>> All.
      3. Google Play Store >> Clear data and Clear Cache.
      4. Google Play Services>> Clear data and Clear Cache.
      5. Google Service Framework -> Clear data and Clear Cache.
      6. Now, try installing Whatsapp on Bluestacks.

    • Menu Option is not available in the latest version. In the new version, click on Bar option (it would be at above right corner). Now, Choose “Contacts” option. You can add your friends from here.


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