Windows Android Emulator for WhatsApp and Android app development
To install any Android Apps in Windows, you need an application that can simulate Android OS like environment in your PC. Thanks to products like Windows Android Emulator for PC that makes this possible.
Once you install this Android Emulator, you can install WhatsApp and other Android Apps supported by the emulator. By this way, programmers in field of Android app development can test their apps in this virtual environment.
Some of the famous Windows Android emulators are listed below for your reference.
- You Wave
- Virtual Box
- Jar of Beans
- Native Android Emulator
Among all these applications, BlueStacks is the popular emulator.
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Android Apps & WhatsApp on PC
Install Android Apps with BlueStacks:
Once you install this Windows Android Emulator for PC, it will download Game & Apps data from Android Market. This process will take hours depending on your internet speed. Once this is done, follow through the below steps to install WhatsApp on PC.
- Choose “Apps” -> “Social” -> WhatsApp or
- Look for Search option and type in ‘WhatsApp’.
- It will display list of sources where you can download the app. Choose Google Play (Android Market)
- Install and Login with your Mobile number.
Note: To download any android apps from Google Play Store, you have to register the installed Android Emulator with a Google Account. So that Google will register your device and can allow access to Play store and other Google services.
Install Apps from Android Market with You Wave:
This is not a Free Product, but still you can use it till its Free Trial Period and buy it if you like it. After installing this Android emulator, follow the below steps:
- Download WhatsApp apk from internet or copy from your mobile.
- Move this apk file to You Wave directory as mentioned in Help-> Instructions menu.
- Now, choose option View -> Redraw Icons.
- This will install or refresh the newly copied apk files and user can see the options to launch them.
Register Your Mobile Number in WhatsApp – New Installation
Once the installation of Android Emulator and WhatsApp is completed, launch the app.
It will ask your mobile number. Enter it and wait for confirmation code to be sent to your mobile. It will show a failed to verify using sms and display “Verification through Call”. Choose this option and enter the Verification Code you get from Automatic Call Response.
Now, you can start using the Whatsapp on PC. It enables only usage of the App and it does not copy the chat history or contacts from your Mobile. Except for the Groups Contacts, other individual contacts has to be copied manually.
Similar to this, any supported apk from Android app development or from Google Play store can be installed in your Windows System and tested or used. Not only apps, you can also install some of the best Android Games in Windows Android Emulator for PC
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WhatsApp on PC using Windows Android Emulator for PC