WhatsApp for PC has gained plenty of followers especially since the standard mobile service has reached a limit of over 450 million active users in the whole world. It is worth mentioning the fact that the developers did not offer anything official in this respect mostly because the service was designed exclusively for mobile devices.
Now, with the help of Bluestacks an additional Android emulator, users are able to download and install WhatsApp for PC without any other problems or costs. The whole process is actually pretty simple, especially if you are already accustomed to these things. As a matter of fact, Bluestacks is installed in the same way as any other Windows application. You just download it and then double click on it in order to run the exe. file. Once the program is installed, you will find it easy to search for apps and tweaks within its categories. As a matter of fact, Bluestacks is pretty much the same as the Play store. The only difference is that Bluestacks is designed for desktop computers while Play Store for mobile devices.
Returning to Whatsapp for PC, all you have to do is to launch Bluestacks and search for Whatsapp using the Search icon. Once you find it, just click on it in order to download and install the messaging service. Normally, this will take up to 10 or 15 minutes, but afterwards, you will be able to send messages and receive photos right on your Windows computer using the Whatsapp for PC.
It is worth mentioning the fact that you will have to provide a valid phone number. This will grant you access over the application. Once the number if verified, you can see the Whatsapp home screen. However, this will not bring you the contacts you want. Here, I want to show you how you can add contacts to Whatsapp for PC.
How to Add Contacts to Whatsapp on Windows
1. Click on the menu icon in the lower left side.
2. At this point, new windows will display four different options, and you will have to select the second one. This will show the contact list.
3. Next, a new message box will be revealed and you will see the “New Contact” button. Click on it and enter the information required for each contact such as phone number, name, and details. When all fields are completed, just click on “Done” in order to finish the process. This is all. You need to repeat the process for each one of your contacts.
On the other hand, you can create a backup for your contacts using the Google account. In this way, when you synchronize your Bluestacks account with your Google play account. This is possible when you use the same number for Whatsapp on Windows as you use on your mobile Whatsapp. However, it is worth mentioning the fact that in this case, you will have to re-verify the phone number each time you launch Whatsapp on PC or on Mobile.