Using WhatsApp Web is a convenient way to use WhatsApp’s messaging service without getting stuck on your phone. By going to web.whatsapp.com on your desktop web browser, you can immediately have access to your WhatsApp account and start chatting with friends individually or in group chats. Simply use your smartphone to scan the QR code that WhatsApp Web would provide to access your account on your desktop.
WhatsApp Web is great because it mirrors WhatsApp mobile. Simply put, every message you have on mobile can be read on desktop, and every message you send on desktop will be reflected in your smartphone. WhatsApp Web even lets you send and receive photos, videos, and voice messages to and from your friends.
The only problem is that it doesn’t allow you to make and receive calls. If you need to call someone on WhatsApp, you’ll need to pull out your smartphone to give them a ring. Similarly, if you’re expecting a call from someone through WhatsApp, you have to ensure your phone is on hand so you can answer their call. This can be inconvenient especially if you’re working on a nearly due project on your computer and don’t have the time to fuss with your phone.
A Possible Solution
Fortunately, there are several ways to get around this, and one of them is to download and install an Android emulator on your desktop. There are lots of emulators out there but, to enjoy the best possible service and protect your online safety, make sure to do your research and find an emulator from a trusted source.
One of your best options is AMIDuOS, which has a free trial but requires you to pay $10 for the Jelly Bean version and $15 for the Lollipop version once your free trial ends. If you’re on a tight budget, you’ll want to use Andy, which is a free program that works remarkably well (although some users report installation issues). If you’re looking for a tried-and-tested solution, your best bet is Bluestacks, which has been around for a long time and has become a favorite in the Android community.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed an Android emulator in your desktop, the next thing you should do is to access the Google Play Store. From there, search for the WhatsApp application and download and install it as you would with the mobile version. Follow the instructions to verify your mobile number and set up your account, and you’re all set! You can now start making and receiving calls on WhatsApp while using your desktop computer.
Not That Stable?
It’s important to note that this process is not endorsed by WhatsApp. So, even though the steps mentioned above would technically work, the application might not be as smooth and stable as you want it to be. As a result, you might encounter some issues along the way, and you won’t be able to get support from WhatsApp because you’re using the app in an unconventional way. However, you might get assistance from the developer of the Android emulator, so don’t hesitate to approach them if you need help.
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