WhatsApp’s new Windows client is a major improvement over the old one.
WhatsApp Desktop no longer needs a steady phone connection to work. After setup, you can send, receive, and check messages offline.
This is WhatsApp’s biggest benefit over WhatsApp Web, which has been available since 2015. It promises the new app will be faster and more dependable.
WhatsApp can be installed on up to three devices, but not Android or iOS tablets. WhatsApp Desktop is now independent and redesigned. The slicker UI makes it look more like other Windows 11 apps than a mobile app. All the primary features should be the same, so there’s no learning curve.
The app is available on Windows 10 and 11 through the Microsoft Store. WhatsApp says a macOS version is coming, although when is unclear. WhatsApp Desktop arrives just in time for new privacy features.
You can soon hide your online status (like ‘Last seen’), quit group conversations without telling everyone, and block screenshots of ‘View Once’ messages. All three privacy improvements are due by August’s end.
How to Use WhatsApp On PC Without Mobile Phone
Android emulators let you install apps on your computer. Andy or BlueStacks can run WhatsApp on your computer.
- Go to Andy Android Emulator’s website and click on ‘Download’.
- Now, click on the downloaded file to install the emulator.
- Follow the download instructions and provide the required permissions to the emulator.
- Once you install Andy, double click on the icon to open it.
- Now, search ‘WhatsApp’ in the search box at the top.
- Now, click on the ‘Install’ button and wait for the app to be installed.
- Now, run WhatsApp and enter your phone number.
- Authenticate using OTP and enter your name.
WhatsApp now works on computers without smartphones. Andy installs apps and games.