Whatsapp has amazed a staggering amount of users worldwide, and recently received numerous questions regarding its installation on MAC computers (especially for the Air and Pro version).
How this complex application is downloaded and installed on those computers has been the absolute topic for years!
is downloading and installing correctly Whatsapp by using a specific Android emulator
(see later) and meeting some specific system requirements. But first remember that Whatsapp cannot be used simultaneously on the iPhone and the MAC!
One, must first disable the one or the other.
To install Whatsapp on a Macbook Air, or Macbook Pro,
the (minimum) system requirement to be met is: intel osx 10.6 or later
. But because Whatsapp cannot be installed directly on your Mac, you will need to download a specific software that enables an Android emulator on MAC (yes, I know it sounds weird installing Android on a MAC !).
This emulator is called “Bluestacks” and is available at http://www.bluestacks.com or, for the specific MAC version, can be downloaded from this page.
After downloading and installing it you’ll need to verify your phone number and complete the activation process for Whatsappas exactly as you would do on your iPhone or Smartphone. Another (simpler) alternative is to install Chrome Browser for MAC and then use the new Whatsapp Web online service which has been released recently. It works straight out of the box, effortlessly and without having to install any additional software (such as Bluestacks). That’s it. Now you are ready and can fully enjoy Whatsapp on your new Macbook Pro / Air !