WhatsApp is an Android application that is very popular with smartphone users. Besides Android phones, WhatsApp versions are available for Blackberry, Symbian, Windows, and iOS phones. However, at present, there are no versions available for Windows and OS X operating systems. That said, it is possible to run many Android applications, including WhatsApp, in Windows desktop operating system.
To run WhatsApp and other Android applications in Windows pc, you would need to install an application called BlueStacks App Player. Although, at present, this application is in its beta stage, it is good enough to run Android applications in Windows.
Once you’ve installed BlueStacks App Player, you will then have to install WhatsApp and complete the normal verification process.
When installing WhatsApp in your pc, one thing you need to remember is that you would need to register with a different phone number. This is because you cannot have two WhatsApp account with the same phone number.
Another thing you need to know is that your contacts list will not be automatically uploaded in your pc’s WhatsApp account. A simple workaround to this issue is to export your Gmail contacts into a CSV file and save the file on your computer. BlueStacks App Player will automatically import the file.
You can use WhatsApp to chat as well as for sharing files. Before opening a file shared through WhatsApp, scan it with your antivirus tool to ensure it is safe.