How to Use WhatsApp on PC Without Phone and Emulator (in 2 Easy Steps)

how to use whatsapp on pc without phone and emulator

If you are someone who mostly works on PC, chances are you will be making use of WhatsApp on your mobile phone and would also prefer to access of WhatsApp directly on your PC. This is because continuously switching between your phone and PC while working will be highly inconvenient and subsequently reduce productivity. In this article, you will learn how to use WhatsApp on pc without phone and emulator.

WhatsApp is a messenger application Which help people to easily chat with family and friends, create groups for discussion, share videos, photos, and many other kinds of multimedia file.

WhatsApp has grown from being just a messaging tool to a very important business tool. WhatsApp Business, a variation of WhatsApp, is integrated with the necessary tools that makes marketing products and services online very easy and efficiently.

What is an emulator?

Emulators are programs that allow you to run applications meant completely for another operating system on your device. Bluestack is one of the emulators widely used by people to achieve this.

Some people make use of emulators to run WhatsApp on their pc which in turn does not give the best experience.

Why is Emulator not a good option to run WhatsApp on PC?

  1. Emulator can be very slow while trying to run the application not actually meant for your PC operating system
  2. Emulators may not be able to imitate all the parts of WhatsApp application while running it on your PC
  3. Emulator requires a lot of hardware components like RAM and disk space of your PC to properly work, which will result in a crash if it does not get what it needs.

The good thing is that WhatsApp now has the Desktop/PC version which you can just install and run WhatsApp without emulator.

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How to Use WhatsApp on PC Without Phone and Emulator

To use WhatsApp on PC without emulator or Phone, you have to first of all download and install WhatsApp for PC on your device. follow the guide below to learn how to do that.

Step #1: Download and Install WhatsApp on PC

As at the time of writing this article, WhatsApp for PC/Desktop is only available on Windows and macOS.

Follow the guides below to download and install WhatsApp for Windows or Mac without emulator.

How to install WhatsApp on Windows PC

To install WhatsApp on Windows PC:

  1. Open WhatsApp official website:
  2. Click on “DOWNLOAD” at the top menu or click “Mac or Windows PC” below the page
    How to install WhatsApp on Windows PC
  3. click on “Get it from Microsoft
    click on Get it from Microsoft
  4. When Microsoft Store opens, click on “Get” (WhatsApp will now download and install automatically).
    Alternatively, you can just open Microsoft Store directly on your PC, search and install WhatsApp from there (You don’t need to create account as WhatsApp is a free app)

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How to install WhatsApp on Mac PC

To download and install WhatsApp for mac PC:

  1. Open WhatsApp official website:
  2. Click on “DOWNLOAD” at the top menu or click “Mac or Windows PC” below the page
    How to install WhatsApp on Mac PC
  4. Install the WhatsApp Application after the download.
    Alternatively, you can get WhatsApp for MAC from Mac App Store, but downloading from WhatsApp official website will be faster.

Step #2: Login to WhatsApp on PC

To use WhatsApp for the first time on your PC, you have to link WhatsApp to the pc using your phone after you have installed WhatsApp on the PC.

Follow the guide below to link and start using WhatsApp on your PC without phone or emulator

How to login to WhatsApp on PC

  1. Open WhatsApp on PC/ Desktop (you will be instructed to scan QR code)
    How to login to WhatsApp on PC
  2. Open WhatsApp on your phone
  3. Click on the three dots at the top-right side
    Click on whatsapp menu.
  4. Click “Linked devices”
    tap linked devices
  5. Click “LINK A DEVICE
    click link a device
  6. Point your camera to the QR code on your PC
  7. Once the code is captured, you will be automatically logged in to WhatsApp on your PC.
    wait for your Chats to be loaded, afterwards, you can start chatting with your family and friends on WhatsApp PC as you would do on a Phone


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  • Windows users need Windows 10 or higher, and Mac users need Mac OS x 10.9 or higher before you can successfully install WhatsApp on your PC
  • WhatsApp must be installed on your phone in order to be able to make the first login on PC
  • Your WhatsApp chats will be synced automatically across the devices you are linked to

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Hope with the help of this guide you were able to learn how to use WhatsApp on PC without phone and emulator.
You have reduced the stress of reaching for WhatsApp on your phone while working on PC or trying to run WhatsApp on your pc with other methods that are not convenient and efficient, like using emulators or browsers.