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Running WhatsApp on Computer Through BlueStacks

WhatsApp is the most popular mobile messaging today. Some of our carrier providers has included WhatsApp on their promotion packet. I still remember this slogan: "Buy this packet and free WhatsApp for a year". They selling their SMS rate but giving WhatsApp for free, and for a year. That's interesting.

I can say getting whatsapp on smartphone is as important as getting SMS for free. The problem is not everyone has this app on their phone. And also, i only have this phone, nokia with monophonic ringtone with a monochrome display. My bad, i have a motto that kinda useless for today : "A phone is supposed to be a calling and messaging devices, if you need internet, use a computer - me@2009". So the point is, i don't have a smartphone and i want WhatsApp.

Fortunately we have this godly service, called Google. Search something in there and you'll get it. My simple question was "How to get whatsapp for pc". I've got so many results, links and also videos which many of them has the same common answer. "No, there is no such application for PC, but you can use Android emulator".

Now the question arrive to "Which emulator?". My search come to 2 option that is YouWave and BlueStacks.

YouWave: Is a pure Android emulated on windows. Just like running Android devices but inside windows (Unfortunately this is a 10 days trial software).

BlueStacks: Is an Android apps player. They focus only on getting Android apps playable on PC and Mac OS (Unfortunately they only free while on Beta, just hope they stay on beta forever :D ).

BlueStacks

I installed BlueStacks at first try, and somehow liked this software already. So i decided to run this WhatsApp through BlueStacks.

"Wait, what about YouWave?". Well, i saw their screenshots, and i also read their description especially on download section. I guess i'll try this software later.

Now, getting WhatsApp on our computer on 3 steps.

1st: Install BlueStacks

There is no special configuration on BlueStacks installation, simply download from its official website, double click the setup and then wait until process complete.

2nd: Install WhatsApp

  • Run BlueStacks. On main menu search WhatsApp through apps search.
  • You will see several apps listed on result including WhatsApp Messenger, click Install.
  • On app store selection, choose download from 1media (the 1st column).

3rd: Registration

  • Now that WhatsApp installed, run this App to start registration process. You'll be asked for a phone number, fill it with your current phone number and don't forget to select country.
  • This app was designed for phone, it will then check for incoming SMS which is their activation code. It will keep scanning until timeout and an activation box appear.
  • If sms verification failed, you will be asked to verify through phone call.
  • Listen carefully for 6 digit activation code. Type the code into activation WhatsApp activation box.
  • It is ready now.

Happy messaging, and have fun.

Have any though, please say some and please be nice :D since i'm not an English expert (psst... Google translate help me to say those above, please don't tell anyone!!)

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toufik 3 years ago

blue stacks is not working on windows xp in my pc its showing blue stacks thin installer error please help


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muhriza 3 years ago from Indonesia Author

To install BlueStacks on Winxp, make sure:

1. You're using XP sp3.

2. At least has Windows Installer v 4.5

3. At least you have .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 installed

4. Required 1GB Ram, 2GB is recommended

5. VGA must be compatible with BlueStacks

6. Default windows drive is C:\


shruti 3 years ago

is it free??? i saw a message saying its charging $0.99 for one year...


Varun 3 years ago

on windows xp it is USELESS to install Bluestacks as the file downloaded will be corrupted


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muhriza 3 years ago from Indonesia Author

@shruti, based on WhatsApp faq : For all other phone types , WhatsApp is free to download and try for the first year. After which, you have the option of subscribing to an additional year of service for $0.99 USD.

So basically it's free for a year, and $0.99 is only a subscription fee for another year and not a message fee.

@Varun, I'm not sure if this affect to whole XP users, since they officially said that BLueStacks work on XP. Make sure your computer and system meet the requirement, otherwise you can always send report to them or ask through their forum regarding your problem.


Yash 3 years ago

what's is very good. I LIKE WHAT'S APP VERY MUCH. what's app is very goofd effect to contact to each other and to each other


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muhriza 3 years ago from Indonesia Author

Agree, whatsapp is a nice messaging app.


mandla 3 years ago

do i invite my own people like whatapp in phone


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muhriza 3 years ago from Indonesia Author

Well, its actually the same whatsapp but in a different machine.

In mobilephone whatsapp can use friend phone number in contact, but in BlueStacks you need to add them to contact before you can send them a message.


Dilmurod 3 years ago

I have 1 gb ram .


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muhriza 3 years ago from Indonesia Author

Some older thread in their support forum stated that 1GB is required, but recently i saw many peoples complaining about 2GB requirement.

Maybe information on this link can help you out:

https://getsatisfaction.com/bstk/topics/what_can_i...


hello 3 years ago

hi; dear freinds whats aap is the best of world massnger.


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muhriza 3 years ago from Indonesia Author

Agree, i like whatsapp group chat, you can now invite up to 50 participants into your group.


aksh 3 years ago

my os in windows xp sp 2 how can i install wats app.. i m finding it really difficult..


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muhriza 3 years ago from Indonesia Author

BlueStacks require sp3 for Windows XP. You can find sp3 update on Microsoft website. Also make sure you have at least Windows installer 4.5, .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 2GB RAM.


alpesh 3 years ago

my os in windows xp sp 3 how can i install wats app.. i m finding it really difficult.. but my pc ram only 512


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muhriza 3 years ago from Indonesia Author

BlueStacks require 2GB of ram/memory. That's mean you need to add more ram to your computer.


maga 3 years ago

а на windows 8 можно ее установить?


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muhriza 3 years ago from Indonesia Author

Конечно, вы можете, BlueStacks также поддерживают Windows 8


rashmi 3 years ago

requried 2gb is must.. in BlueStack....:((


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muhriza 3 years ago from Indonesia Author

Yea, the new BlueStacks require 2GB RAM. But i heard somewhere that there is a tool named ORCA you can use to trick BlueStacks on 1GB ram machine. But i never tried it by my self since BlueStacks running fine on my computer.


noters 3 years ago

thank


conmike 3 years ago

hey its showing me that bluestak dosent recognise you graphics card nd that's why i m unable to instal it plzzz help me


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muhriza 3 years ago from Indonesia Author

Hi, try upgrade your graphic driver.


Himanshu Bohra 2 years ago

I am not able to install blue stack app on my windows XP SP2 operating system.


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muhriza 2 years ago from Indonesia Author

Hi, bluestacks require SP3 update for Windows XP.


R.M.SHARMA 2 years ago

Hello friends could any body help me in getting Whatsapp for windows xp professional second edition (32 bits) and my Second Question is HOW CAN I GET WinRar Password REMOVER (NOTE HERE : i have winrar password recovery tool and UNLOCKER but i want REMOVER TOOOL)

Could any body help me in sending this software or suggestion on my email id : ramlalsharma.123@rediffmail.com

I wiill be grateful to that man very much...........................so just think for others now

sharma


Avaneesh Tripathi 2 years ago

I installed bluestacks a few days earlier.

The problem is it starts downloading and installing unnecessary applications automatically.

I m fed up of this. .. .. .

Please, someone help me out with it!!


tushar aggarwal 2 years ago

how i run bluestack in windows 7 1gb ram with no graphic card


tushar aggarwal 2 years ago

how i run bluestack in windows 7 1gb ram with no graphic card


akshay 2 years ago

what r the requirements of youwave??????plz tel me


ajay 2 years ago

hi, sir i am unable to install bluestack on xp sp 2 so plz help me soon


2 years ago

nice


sagar 2 years ago

give me link for download bluestacksh hd on windows7 32bits support on 1 gb ram


DASHARATH PARGI 2 years ago

HIIIII TO ALL


maha 2 years ago

i am unable to install bluestack app on windows 7.may i know wat is the reson?


kalo 2 years ago

my God is Good


surj 2 years ago

my whtasapp


Tammi 2 years ago

I am unable to install whatsapp,,,I don't know what is the reason.


satish kumar 2 years ago

i am unable to installwhatsup i don't know how it work


Shaurya kesharwani 2 years ago

i am unable to install whatsup i don't know how it work


aishwarya dharwad 23 months ago

its good


manu 23 months ago

nothing is usable except whatsapp


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Micheal 21 months ago

same problem here 2Gp Ram


Aaravbaisla 21 months ago

very very nice


Sandeep Nehra 21 months ago

My computer is a p4

RAM - 2GB

Bluestacks notinstalled my pc

My contect number - 9887478532


Royal Banna 18 months ago

Jai Jai Rajputana


sahijpreet2015@gmail.com 16 months ago

Good software


prajwal vairagade 16 months ago

hai friends


anusree 13 months ago

how can I install this app?

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