WhatsApp for PC with Windows XP Vista or 7

whatsapp for pc

A long time ago we posted a tutorial on how to download WhatsApp for PC but it was not a success because we were lazy and did not accompany it with a video tutorial. Moreover, the details were missing to actually get it working. Thus, we have decided to do a better tutorial with step by step video tutorial on how to download Whatsapp for Windows as well as Mac working.

Whatsapp is a cross platform text messaging app for smartphones. It is an amazing app by WhatsApp Inc. and it is so famous that about 1 Billion messages are transferred over it every day (read more here). There are about 7 Billion people on this earth, which means almost 1 of 7 people on average sends a message using WhatsApp everyday. This is pretty neat for an app which does not even support calling yet. What is even neat is that we have found a brand new method to get Whatsapp for PC be it a Windows based laptop or even a Mac.

WhatsApp for PC step-by-step

In order to get WhatsApp on PC you need to follow a few steps. Please follow all of the steps in order – don’t jump to the download steps before you PC/Mac is ready for the download. This will make sure that you do not run into issues later on and have a smooth download process. You will also be able to follow this tutorial to download other apps such as WeChat for PC and games such as Temple run for PC and then use the same tips to get WhatsApp for PC in no time.

Watch this video tutorial to see the process end-to-end.

If you have already followed any of our tutorials such as Subway Surfers for PC  or Viber for PC then you can jump to the download step straight away. Otherwise follow along from the very beginning of this WhatsApp for PC tutorial without skipping any step:

  1. In case something goes wrong, we ask you to Install a backup software and try backing up your files. If it works fine then you are good.
  2. Download Android Emulator from their website.
  3. Install the Android emulator and run it (see video for how it should look like).
  4. Steps 5 to 7 are required for Mac laptops Only. If you have a PC simply search for WhatsApp in Bluestacks, install it, and go to step 9. Open the Twitter App in the android emulator as we need a way to open the browser inside the emulator.
  5. Click on one of the two hyperlinks and it will let you go to a browser.
  6. Visit this page at our website by typing in the URL http://www.appforpcs.com in your browser.
  7. Come to the page for WhatsApp for PC (this page) and download the file from this link
  8. Open this file and it will install WhatsApp for PC for you to play with. Set it up as you would on your Android smartphone and you will have what you need to be in touch with your friends.

Let us know if you have issues or if you need help with any of the steps above. Similar to WhatsApp for PC, our website App for PCs has tutorials for a list of numerous other apps. If you want to contribute to our existing list, please leave a comment below.

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  1. ranjodhsingh January 30, 2013 Reply

    my life so empty without you

    • sreya adhikary April 19, 2013 Reply

      I don’t know pease help me the file I am downloading what’s app but I cannot see whether it is downloading or not I have clicked the above tool bar options but its not coming

      • zarshad khan May 18, 2013 Reply

        i want to download whatapps for my laptop but i cannot pze help me

  2. orlando houana February 8, 2013 Reply

    boa cena

  3. Harshad Gandhi February 11, 2013 Reply


  4. Rafek February 12, 2013 Reply

    Hey man thanks,, i did every step and then i installed whatsapp on my pc but when i tried to put my number on then it said ,,sorry your version of the app is too old you have to download new version from google play,, so what do i have to do help bro

  5. Rafek February 12, 2013 Reply

    hey buddy can you put in how to add free calls with magicjack for pc

  6. christo February 14, 2013 Reply

    how to add photos or videos so that you can attach and send them ??

  7. priyanka February 20, 2013 Reply

    takes a long time to download,but it is good that this is possible……………

    • Deep Verma March 12, 2013 Reply

      Sach m

    • kunal March 21, 2013 Reply

      plz try again

    • mohit sakhuya March 30, 2013 Reply


    • ROHIT April 15, 2013 Reply

      REALLYYYYYYY………………………… NICE YR

    • nikhel February 7, 2014 Reply


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  8. Ruan February 20, 2013 Reply

    Very Nice, workes beautifully. You might have warned me us that it’ll kick you off whatsapp on your actual phone. Is there a way to have both working at the same time?
    I’m on iPhone

  9. Shreyash February 21, 2013 Reply

    Android Emulator is not working.Please help me.

  10. Raja Emma March 2, 2013 Reply

    i donno how to get all my whatsapp contact from phone.. =(

  11. rafy March 7, 2013 Reply

    why can’t i run whatsapp .
    it always said that my version is too old .

  12. martant21 March 9, 2013 Reply

    Hi, thx. But, can I used the same number that I alredy installed on my cell phone. how?

  13. LWC March 9, 2013 Reply

    Isn’t this the official link you’ve asked for?

  14. LWC March 9, 2013 Reply

    Isn’t this the official link you’ve asked for?

    • Author
      Muke March 9, 2013 Reply

      Thanks LWC. We have updated the link in the post.

  15. mehreen March 17, 2013 Reply

    I cnt download map galaxy on pc..plzzz help

  16. Ronak March 20, 2013 Reply

    Not working…

    My Graphics card is olready up to date but den olso i get error daht yu shud update ur graphics card .. Wtf ?

    • Author
      Muke March 20, 2013 Reply

      Hi Ronak,

      It is also possible that your graphics card is old. Could you give me a detail of your machine to help em figure out how far bluestacks can scale in terms of graphics.

  17. deeps maheshwari March 27, 2013 Reply


  18. aisyahuh March 28, 2013 Reply

    It stated to download a PC backup software, i clikcked and it comes out to TOLUNA. Am i suppose to register this? It doesnt seem like a PC backup software. Please help. Thanks.

  19. Gaurav March 28, 2013 Reply

    hey buddy, iam unable to install bluestack android emulator on my window 7 because everytime i try to do so it says that this software cannot be run directly launching the MSI package i need to run from setup.exe,'(NULL)’, ‘(NULL)’ help me out man

  20. BONGINKOSI March 30, 2013 Reply

    hey peiple.

  21. ste March 31, 2013 Reply

    I would like to use WhatsApp. I have three questions:

    I followed the first step in the instructions and downloaded myPC backup. The second instruction (in your list) says “install the software” — I assume this means the backup software, so I installed that. Then your second instruction says “try making a test call.” I’m not sure what that means. I don’t see a feature in myPC backup that makes calls, so how do I make a test call?

    Also, your video tutorial stops at the point where we are supposed to enter a phone number on our pc. The narrator says something about not wanting to use his actual phone number, and the video ends. He implies there will be another video with the rest, but I don’t see another video. So if I get to that step, I’m not sure what to do. And Ruan comments above that if I use my actual cell phone number, I will get kicked off WhatsApp on my cell phone. Is that correct?

    • Author
      Muke April 1, 2013 Reply

      Hi Ste,

      It’s not meant to “make a test call” but try backing up your files. Thank you for letting us know.

  22. mustafa shaikh April 2, 2013 Reply

    its damn awsome….

  23. mukesh agrawal April 2, 2013 Reply

    hii frdzz
    mere ko bus ye bta do ki what”s app pc me kese install kar te hai pls yar pls mere ko is no. ,e sms kar dena pls 9165745666

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  26. Joe April 11, 2013 Reply

    Why is it stalling on the installation stage at downloading runtime data for me.. any one else had the problem?

  27. priyanka April 11, 2013 Reply

    i hate u whatsapp…u made my lyf hell..

    • nikhel February 7, 2014 Reply


  28. ram April 14, 2013 Reply

    i love whatsapp

  29. Srikanth April 14, 2013 Reply


    I tried many times to install bluestacks but it says your graphics card needs updation (Error 25000). Can anyone help me to download the android emulator.

  30. prateek April 14, 2013 Reply

    when I start to install bluestacks… it says “INSTALLATION REQIURES ATLEAST 2GB OF PHYSICAL MEMORY”
    and the installation quit.. what to do.?

    • Anu May 6, 2013 Reply

      you got the solution to your problem..?
      cause even i am facing the same problem!

      • Author
        Muke May 7, 2013 Reply

        WhatsApp for PC runs fine. Can you tell me exactly what happens when you try to install it?

  31. APURV PATEL April 15, 2013 Reply


  32. RAJ April 15, 2013 Reply


    • flemshay April 25, 2013 Reply

      having the same problem too,you gotten any solution yet?

  33. gabriel charles April 17, 2013 Reply

    how do i add person ???? plz help me

  34. alina carjila April 19, 2013 Reply

    es mi favorito

  35. ace April 19, 2013 Reply


  36. jaykhatri April 21, 2013 Reply

    good morning

  37. Gourav April 22, 2013 Reply

    This website is not for hello, hi etcc !! Understand

  38. Mrinmoy Roy April 22, 2013 Reply

    Will it work for Linux(UBUNTU )????

    • Author
      Muke July 14, 2013 Reply

      Hey Minmoy,

      WhatsApp for PC is not available for Linux operating system yet as Bluestacks is not there for Linux. We will update this post if they make it available.

      – Muke

  39. manoj April 23, 2013 Reply

    nice bro thanks…. <3

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  42. jayesh h gandhi April 28, 2013 Reply

    not downloadingg

  43. SoN DeaR April 28, 2013 Reply


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  45. neha May 6, 2013 Reply

    do i need to type the number from which i use whatsapp on cell or any number would do ? also where do i type the confirmation code ?

    • ashutosh February 13, 2014 Reply


  46. suman May 6, 2013 Reply

    it says” Error 25000, does not recognize my graphic card

    • Author
      Muke May 7, 2013 Reply

      Hi Suman,

      Bluestacks’ Error 25000 is a nasty error that we are trying to find a solution for. Please check back soon for an update.

  47. saquib May 12, 2013 Reply

    unable to install bluestacks what to do

  48. isha May 12, 2013 Reply

    plz tell me how much time blueStacks take to download?

  49. Vignesh May 19, 2013 Reply

    but when i try to install an app , it is asking for mail id associated with the android device. i dont have an android device. what should i do! pls help

  50. ankit soni May 20, 2013 Reply

    hey guys help me out.dis is with regard to my installation of bluestacks software on my laptop…it is generating an error “the newer version of java has already been installed”.now if i press either OK or CANCEL .the installation gets cancelled up..what to do …??

  51. francis May 20, 2013 Reply

    what to do after number filling comes

  52. Ruchira Sahan May 27, 2013 Reply

    Great guide. But how to add contacts to bluestacks?

  53. Ash May 28, 2013 Reply

    I don’t think the link to the PC backup software is the right one. I was directed to a career seeking app??

  54. prashant June 15, 2013 Reply

    I have installed WhatsApp using BlueStacks but When i click on Tell a Friend it says that Sorry, you may not have an email client on this phone. How can i use WhatsApp?

    • Author
      Muke June 17, 2013 Reply

      Hi Prasahant,

      What you need to do is reinstall WhatsApp and get your account activated again. Then make sure you have internet connection and you will have it working fine.

  55. Darrel July 3, 2013 Reply

    Helllo guyz some1 plz help me, i hav done everything as in dis site,but itz showing network not available,even though my internet is connected to pc

    • Author
      Muke July 3, 2013 Reply

      Hi Darrel,

      That error is usually due to the internet connection not being recognized by either Whatsapp on PC or the emulator. What you would like to do is stop any firewall or antivirus software that you may have and restart bluestacks. It will most probably work. HTH.

      – Muke

  56. shashank chauhan July 19, 2013 Reply

    how do u back up messages and other data on bluestacks?? and hw can I access it from my pc??

    • Author
      Muke July 19, 2013 Reply

      Hi Shashank,

      In order to back up messages and contents you need to access a special folder on your PC. This is a good question and I am sure a lot of people have this issue. We will write a detailed blog post on it soon. Please subscribe to our blog.

      – Mukesh

  57. Sovanarath August 2, 2013 Reply

    hi add me to be ur too

  58. 1234 August 23, 2013 Reply

    how will i be knowing dat installing bluestacks is copleted as its takin a lot of time !!

  59. noluthando October 3, 2013 Reply

    i wanna download watsupp too bt i dont kno wat must i do

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  61. Uday Raj.NIZAMUDDINPUR JEHANABAD January 7, 2014 Reply

    It’s so beautiful .I like it thanks

  62. MAYUR January 8, 2014 Reply


    • Author
      Mike January 8, 2014 Reply

      Thank you Mayur.

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  64. lolo 90 January 17, 2014 Reply

    whatsapp for pc good

  65. anuj mishra January 17, 2014 Reply

    thanks mayur

  66. lolo 90 January 17, 2014 Reply

    i wanna download watsupp too bt i dont kno wat must i do

  67. lolo 90 January 17, 2014 Reply

    In order to back up messages and contents you need to access a special folder on your PC. This is a good question and I am sure a lot of people have this issue. We will write a detailed blog post on it soon. Please subscribe to our blog.

  68. lolo 90 January 17, 2014 Reply

    WhatsApp for PC is not available for Linux operating system yet as Bluestacks is not there for Linux. We will update this post if they make it available.

  69. Jignesh January 22, 2014 Reply


  70. husain sahzad January 25, 2014 Reply

    very niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  71. sanjeev kumar rai January 26, 2014 Reply

    pls provide apps watsapp fo lap

    • Author
      Mike January 27, 2014 Reply

      Are you not able to download WhatsApp on your laptop using the same method? It should work.

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  73. abumaaz February 9, 2014 Reply

    whats App down load

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  75. Ndahiro February 24, 2014 Reply

    nice app

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  77. azad rahimi March 6, 2014 Reply

    can not danlowwd for pc . not work

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  80. John R Kroutz May 7, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for the availabillty of whatsApp on PC.

  81. mellow May 10, 2014 Reply

    It really good when people are using it some of my friends are using whats app messenger on their pc so i will like to also use it too

  82. mellow May 10, 2014 Reply

    l really lt

  83. ranga May 15, 2014 Reply

    whats app is my life

  84. prince May 21, 2014 Reply

    i love teen pati and whatsapp in pc

  85. teto May 22, 2014 Reply

    good >>

  86. Sirajul Hasan May 29, 2014 Reply

    i want to download whatapps for my system but i cannot pze help me

  87. nassor June 15, 2014 Reply

    I want to get it easy

  88. firoz June 29, 2014 Reply

    nice aAP

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  91. nandan October 12, 2014 Reply

    it is good

  92. Yt October 13, 2014 Reply

    Verify your phone number (SMS) is always failing and asking for verification by call .. no way to pass this step?

    • Author
      Mike October 25, 2014 Reply

      Hey Yt,

      No, you can’t bypass that :( sorry.

  93. akash November 3, 2014 Reply

    hiiii friend……..

  94. GANGADHARAN.K November 18, 2014 Reply

    whatsapp my pc thaingyou

  95. vinay bhushan November 22, 2014 Reply

    thanks for downlord whaths app

  96. sonusinghtomar January 10, 2015 Reply


    • Author
      Mike January 10, 2015 Reply

      Hey Sonu,

      How are you doing?

  97. omprakash January 25, 2015 Reply

    whatsapp is a real side

  98. omprakash January 25, 2015 Reply

    8435749878 par whatsapp

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  102. said January 31, 2015 Reply

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  104. micheal o. adebayo February 23, 2015 Reply

    I like whatapps

    • micheal o. adebayo February 23, 2015 Reply

      I love whatapps

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