Ever since the dawn of the mobile era, our dependence on Smartphones increased greatly. The day has come when we wish to have the functionality and Apps available on our Smartphone ported to our Desktop and Laptop computing devices for seamless use.
Among the most popular Chat Messaging Clients on Smartphones is the WeChat App for Android, WP8 and iOS. The App is created by Tencent technologies, and has more than 300 million users across various platforms.
If you don’t happen to have a Smartphone, you can still connect with your friends using the WeChat App on their Smartphones through WeChat running on your Desktop or Laptop computer. So, How to Install and Run WeChat on PC?
Steps to Download WeChat on PC
As WeChat App is not made for traditional Windows OS, we cannot directly download and install the Smartphone App on the PC. For running Android Apps on PC, we need to install a software called BlueStacks on our PC. Bluestacks acts like an Emulator for Android apps.
Download BlueStacks from here!
Once you Download the BlueStacks Software, you can install it using the step by step procedure. It may take upto 10-15 minutes for the downloading of all the required files inside the software.
Once the software is ready, you can click on the “Search” button, which looks like the magnifying glass. Then type the name of our Android App i.e. WeChat and hit Enter. After the search results are shown, Click on the Install Button next to the WeChat App.
You have an Option to choose from the Amazon App Store or the Google Play Store. You can select any of these. I prefer Google Play Store though!
P.S. You will be asked to Register or Enter your Gmail account details for accessing Google Play Store Apps and Amazon credentials for Apps from the Amazon App Store.
Steps to Install WeChat on PC
Once WeChat is downloaded from the Play Store, it will get installed automatically and showed on the BlueStacks Homescreen.
You will get a small message notification on your Windows Taskbar that WeChat has been installed.
Steps to Run and Use Wechat on PC
Everytime you want to use WeChat, you have to open the BlueStacks software and you will find WeChat on its Homescreen. Just click the WeChat icon and the Android App will be opened.
You will have to Login to WeChat if you already have your account setup, or you will have to create a new account.
Now, you can use WeChat as any normal software using your Keyboard to type the content and Mouse to click various buttons and access all its features.
Let us know your experience about using WeChat on your computer.