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Whatsapp

Jan 2, 2020 5:48PM PST

Does anybody know how I can install this application on a PC, without using a mobile to sync it? We only use cells for talk and text - no data on our plan. This is a choice option not because cells are cheap and nasty.

many thanks

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I looked into that a year or so ago
Jan 2, 2020 6:02PM PST

and unless things have changed , Whatsapp is always linked to the cell phone

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Thank you
Jan 2, 2020 7:15PM PST

It is what I could see when I investigated. Many thanks

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Don't need data on the plan.
Jan 2, 2020 7:17PM PST
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No Data
Jan 2, 2020 7:29PM PST

Now that sounds like a solution -many thanks.

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Ok, Cool
Jan 2, 2020 7:32PM PST

Let us know if Whatsapp still doesn't need to be linked to your mobile/cell

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It's hard to impossible.
Jan 2, 2020 8:03PM PST

Some were able to get by with a Google Voice phone number but the steps are not documented and what worked last year may not work today.

But here I am with Whatsapp on my phone, PC and tablet. And the tablet was a little of a pain to get working as it's not supported. I recall having to google how to get around all that. And sorry it's been two years so I don't recall which web site instructions I used.

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Jan 3, 2020 3:22AM PST

OK so looks as though it can be done..but not so easily. Thank you for your response

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Well the Whatsapp Windows client is
Jan 7, 2020 10:05AM PST

linked to your phone app. In fact if you have Whatsapp on multiple computers you can only run the client on one at a time. To use another PC you have to log out of one pc then use your phone app to scan a bar code to activate the WIndows Client. Also if you phone is off you will get the message when trying to run the client that it can't find the phone. You can send messages using the window client but you can only do a video call on the phone app.

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