WhatsApp Desktop

WhatsApp Desktop PC Software

By WhatsApp Inc.

  • Release date: 2018-10-13
  • Current version: 0.3.1072
  • File size: 129.80 MB
  • Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
  • Compatibility: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Surface, All Macintosh OS

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Download and install WhatsApp Desktop on your Laptop or Desktop computer

3.5 Rating: 3.5 - 779 votes

If you want to install and use the WhatsApp Desktop app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use WhatsApp Desktop for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software here

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: WhatsApp Desktop for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type WhatsApp Desktop in the search bar and press Search. Click on WhatsApp Desktop application icon. A window of WhatsApp Desktop on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the WhatsApp Desktop icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: WhatsApp Desktop for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use WhatsApp Desktop for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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WhatsApp Desktop Software Features and Description

With WhatsApp on the desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.

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Editor Reviews

  • Good, but has potential to be better!

    By suavesuavecito
    I really like the idea of this, to function much like iMessage does! However, there is definitely room for improvement. I would really like to see video calls supported on the desktop version as it is on mobile, much like FaceTime but with compatibility between different types of phones. I think this is the most useful feature that could be added. However, as some other users have mentioned, it would also be quite nice for this application to function without having your phone on, nearby, and connected. These changes would make this desktop version SO wonderful, up to par of the mobile version we all know and love. Would love to see these features rolled out sometime soon, please!
  • 2 stars for WHILE it’s connected to my phone

    By BennyDC76
    I’m on a cruise ship. I have (1) device capability for the internet package. In other words, I can use either my computer or my phone. So if I want to use my laptop, then my phone must be removed (logged out) from the internet. THEREFORE, I can’t get my important messages from WhatsApp while I’m on my Mac! So "What’sThePoint," is a good name for the Mac version of this app. It’s utterly, useless to me if I have to use my phone. Why not JUST use my phone? Why make an app for a laptop at ALL, if you need a phone to use it! It’s like having a miniature wallet attached with a chain, to my regular wallet - It’s not big enough to hold any cards or cash or photos or ANYTHING, but it looks JUST like the BIG wallet and takes up one more pocket in my pants… Otherwise, it’s great because it does what it says it does...
  • Not much point

    By TylerC101
    I don't understand why my phone has to be connected to the internet for this app to function. If my phone only has to be connected to the internet (and not the mobile network) why can't my computer being connected to the internet serve the same purpose. It's the standard issue I have with whatsapp -- if you're not using my phone's mobile connection why is it so strongly tied to the phone? They need to rewire things to be less dependent on the phone concept. Apple's message app doesn't need me to have my phone connected to the internet to work, why should this? I got the desktop app for when I travel and I can't always connect my phone to the web or can't connect it as easily.
  • Need a “Mark as read” option and touch bar support

    By IJD21
    When i keep getting notifications from WhatsApp it blocks a portion of my screen for a few seconds, leaving it unusable. They should implement a “mark as read” option next to the reply button. Apple has added this feature to messages on MacOS High Sierra and it makes a world of difference. A second thing that needs to be supported is support for the touch bar. Maybe add some things like emojis, forward, and reply buttons. Besides that, this app does what its supposed to do.

Software User Reviews

  • Dark Mode...

    By robhulson
    App has generally worked very well for my purposes. Yes, I dislike that it's phone-dependent rather than independent. What I'd really like to see, given macOS Mojave's Dark Mode, is a dark mode theme. I created a desktop on my Mac that has all my messaging apps organized in one place. When they're all dark mode enabled, my inner OCD will be at peace.
  • 3 Updates in a week

    By M&MHG
    Oct 10, 12 and 16… what’s wrong? Isn't there any testing / debugging before this is put into production / the App Store? Starting to lose confidence in this app …...
  • Should be independent of phone

    By Erik788
    There is no good reason for the need to have the phone nearby to use this app.
  • Dang this is useless!

    By Tomi García
    Why cant you just learn from Telegram? Make an independent desktop client, please! This is really annoying. Talking about the software itself, it crashes when you switch themes on macOS Mojave. So, if you use something light NightOwl to automatically switch themes on sunrise/sunset, the app will crash.
  • Makes My Mac's Mouse "stutter"

    By SteveGables
    I spent about 1 day dealing with a mouse "stutter" issue that was giong on on my Macbook Pro 9 (2017 model) and after rebuilding everything and removing all of the third party apps... I still did not have a root cause but when I reinstalled WhatsApp dexktop the issue started again... clearly there is a coorelation and I would recommend you stay away from this app as there is an issue with Mojave for sure and uncleare what the app is "collecting" or other to make the mouse "stutter" every few seconds... by stutter i mean it stopps when moving across the screen on trackpad or external mouse. WhatsApp developers I was expecting better from you.
  • Video call for Mac

    By KNikhil
    Is the video calling feature availiable for this app in Mac, if yes please let know how else please implement thanks
  • No voice & video calls

    By Momas7
    No voice & video calls
  • Still using your phone number

    By polpenaloza
    It's time to support usernames, link by email or even by ICQ number.. move away from that old thing called phone number... ugh! Otherwise, it works wel.. if your phone is right beside you.. sometimes you'll need to unlock it because of reasons (connection lost).
  • Wish it supported video chat!

    By Kandiblu
    Both my boyfriend and I are in the military, so we heavily rely on video chatting. He is currently deployed and my phone acts up constanly with whatsapp. He doesn’t have an iPhone so facetiming isn’t an option. I would love to be able to videochat him on my computer so I can do schoolwork and talk to him uninterrupted.
  • Awesome app but

    By Bddesai
    Hello, I love using whatsapp in desktop. But you could make a few improvements 1. Give tooltip on smileys so we know with what name to search it for 2. Allow to transfer call to desktop app and vice versa just like FaceTime and Viber 3. Group video calls on desktop