WhatsApp Desktop

WhatsApp Desktop for PC

Written by WhatsApp Inc.

  • Release date: 2018-12-29
  • Current version: 0.3.1850
  • File size: 130.01 MB
  • Compatibility: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and Macintosh OS

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Download and install WhatsApp Desktop on your Laptop or Desktop computer

3.5 Rating: 3.5 - 889 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 this app 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: 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 icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use this app 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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Thank you for reading this tutorial. Have a nice day!

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.

Software Reviews

  • Crash

    By jeremy ramison
    The latest version constantly crashes on Mojave after several minutes.
  • Problems since latest version.

    By LosHubers
    Ever since installing the latest version, I'm unable to save attachments on WhatsApp for Mac. They give me a "download failed" error message and create empty files in the attempted saving location. Other than that.. 5 stars! WhatsApp is the first app I install on a new device and is the most used one hands down!
  • Meh... not much better than the web version, and still needs the phone

    By carlos66ba
    Update (Jan/2019): this is COMPLETELY IDIOTIC. STOP FORCING UPDATES. At the very least give a grace period. It is UNACCEPTABLE for the application to simply stop working. Still does not work without a phone also being online. NO ADVANTAGE OVER THE WEB CLIENT. Update (Jul/2018): wow, forced upgrades. Really hate this. The app will not work unless you upgrade RIGHT NOW. Have better things to do than to tend to your silly ideas of what is important. STOP BEING JUST ANNOYING! Old review: Why? Why? Why? Why can't this app (or the web version) simply work WITHOUT THE PHONE? We are near 2020 and we still have ARTIFICIAL RESTRICTIONS on what networked devices can do? I mean, authenticate and then just work... No need to keep bitbanging back and forth to the phone... These people need to hire some good brains to work things out.
  • No Dark Mode on macOS Mojave Support?

    By NeilSchloth
    When can we expect this? It came out 4 months ago...
  • Used to be great, but now continuously crashes

    By Tanzim M
    The app used to be great and efficient. Now it will crash continuously in background. Hope they release an update to patch this issue.
  • Lots of problems after Mojave update

    By Daniel Rwey
    It used to work well, but not it crashes all the time, even in background. Tried to use Web client on Safari, but after some time it gets 100% CPU usage. There's a memory leak somewhere.
  • crashes all the time

    By abolit
    Crashes every 5 minutes on mac.
  • not too bad

    By m_saeed_n
    not too bad
  • working ok..needs phone to work

    By mike2849
    needs phoe to connect. i wish i could connect it independently. But still okay and gets the job done.
  • Bad port

    By vectorhacker
    Basically took mobile version and moved it to desktop and did the minimum to make it desktop. Would be better if it also worked while phone is off.