In our previous article, we covered how to send SMS from your computer and as mobile computing is over taking the computing landscape, everyone is on their mobile phones now. Mobile computing has come a long way, mobiles are now both more capable and stable. If you’re a computer casual user then you can replace your old desktop with an elegant mobile phone. You can use you mobile phone to do nearly anything a casual computer user would do; surf the internet, checking the mail, online shopping, reading books, watching movies, listening to music, online banking and even creating and editing documents.
But one of the major uses of a mobile phone is for communication (duh tip), either messaging or phone calls and one of the major messaging platforms right now is Whatsapp, it’s one of the predominant messaging apps in the world right now; recently Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook for 19 billion dollars.
This post is a step by step guide on how to run Whatsapp on your desktop, that’s essential for those who have old feature phones or even using a smartphone which is very old and can’t support Whatsapp. There are many ways by which you can run Whatsapp on a desktop computer. Using Bluestacks is one of the most common ways, but in this post we won’t be using Bluestacks which is useful for those who don’t want to install a software to run another software.
Step One: The tools we’ll rely on to run Whatsapp on a PC is called manymo.com which is a cloud emulator for Android, so the first step is to do is to create an account on manymo.com (https://www.manymo.com/users/sign_in).
Step Two: A verification email will be sent to you, so click on the link on your email and you’ll be directed to your account on manymo.com.
Step Three: You’ll have to download Whatsapp apk to upload it to your manymo.com account, to do so visit Whatsapp website and download the APK here.
Step Four: You’ll have to select the emulator you want to use to run Whatsapp as seen below.
Step Five: Now, you’ll have to start configuring Whatsapp, first you’ll have to enter your telephone number and verify it.
Step Six: You’ll then have to enter your name and you can start using Whatsapp.
Congratulations, you’ve successfully configured Whatsapp and you can use it without installing Bluestacks, it’s worth noting that there are many limitations to the manymo.com free account that you should read while creating your account.