Thursday, 2 April 2015

Install WhatsApp on PC without bluestacks

Here we are not talking about WhatsApp web. This about running WhatsApp independently on PC.

Remember running WhatsApp on bluestacks an android emulator? But be frank that using bluestacks is like washing dishes. Too much loading time and annoying ads.

But now we have an official solution for running android apps on PC .
Google recently launched official ARC Welder for Chrome which can can convert an Android Application to a chrome extension. So basically you can run any android app on chrome, irrespective of  parent platform (it could be Linux, Windows, or Mac).

If you are little tech-savvy, you need not to read the whole article. Just download ARC Welder and do it your self. And others should just continue reading.

Here I am explaining Steps to install WhatsApp but you can install any android app.

  1. Download latest version of Chrome.
  2. Download ARC Welder from the link. First Android Runtime for Chrome will be downloaded which is of about 115Mb and then ARC Welder will be downloaded , so be patient.
  3. Download WhatsApp.apk from http://www.whatsapp.com/android/current/WhatsApp.apk .
  4. Open ARC Welder from app list in Chrome or Chrome App Launcher
  5. Click on Add Your APK then browse you downloaded WhatsApp.apk file and open it. After processing the apk file following screen will be shown to you.
  6. Click on Launch App. After that WhatsApp will be launched where you can register and continue.
  7. You can now see "WhatsApp" in the App drawer of Chrome from where you can quickly launch it. Also you can create shortcut of WhatsApp on desktop.

16 comments:

  1. unfortunately whatsapp does not detect the internet connection, unable to register

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    1. Internet connection working properly in chrome? because I had successfully registered using this.

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    2. Yes I check when I opened whatsapp and internet running normally.
      I installed Opera and it's the same problem: no internet access.

      Here is the version of Google Chrome I have: Version 41.0.2272.118 m (64-bit)

      Can you help me?

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    3. do your internet connection requires a proxy?

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  2. This does not work, sadly.
    Any possible solution to run this in Google Chrome?

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  3. i installed whtsapp proprtly from arc welder ..but how to add contact from arc welder..????

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    1. Contacts will be retrieved from the Google account you are using in chrome.

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  5. whatsapp say: it looks like your client has been modified please download it from google play"

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    1. You need to download latest apk of Whatsapp.

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    2. I downloaded the latest version but it still says the same error. What should i do now ?

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    3. same pblm download latest version of whatsapp...!!

      need solution

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    4. i have the same issue that rahul ranjan has, i downloaded the latest apk from several places, from my phone, from www.whatsapp.com, it still comes up the error when i'm cliking on call me in the verification process.
      i use windows 8.1 if it helps

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  6. I have no idea on how to fill in the OAuth clien ID

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