Being the most popular Instant Messenger in the world, WhatsApp’s lack of multi-device connectivity was something that perplexed a lot of users. While some may have valid concerns about multiple devices increasing security concerns, for a lot of users the convenience of using one WhatsApp account on two phones surpasses the risk that comes with it. While there is still no legitimate way to use one WhatsApp account on two phones (although there are a few workarounds you can read about here), WhatsApp offers multi-device connectivity through its web portal. One of the most asked questions is whether it is possible to log in to WhatsApp Web when you don’t have your phone on you. Let’s take a look if it really can be done.
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How to log in to WhatsApp Web without a phone
To put it simply, there is no legitimate way to log in to WhatsApp Web without your phone. Since WhatsApp does not ask for any login credentials, it is not possible to gain entry to your WhatsApp account without your phone number. The only way to log in to WhatsApp Web is by scanning the QR code on the web portal with your phone. You need the authorisation of the active WhatsApp account on your phone to access it on your laptop or PC. Scanning the QR code mirrors your WhatsApp account on your web browser.
However, there may be a way to use WhatsApp on your laptop or PC without needing your smartphone. It may not be perfect, but it works. Firstly, you will need to ditch WhatsApp Web and install an Android emulator (like Bluestacks) on your laptop or PC. Once the emulator is running on the system, download WhatsApp from Google Play Store. In order to use WhatsApp on Bluestacks you will need to register using another phone number, since technically you cannot use one WhatsApp account on two devices.
Once you have created a WhatsApp account using a new number, you will not need a phone to log into it. Every time you launch WhatsApp on Bluestacks, you will be logged into your WhatsApp account without being asked for authorisation from your phone. This is a great way to use a secondary WhatsApp account on your PC.
This is how you can use your WhatsApp account on a laptop or PC without needing a phone to log in. According to certain rumours, WhatsApp will soon be allowing users to use their WhatsApp account on two smartphones at once. This means you will be able to keep your account logged into WhatsApp’s desktop client as well. As of now, WhatsApp Web logs you out of your account after more than 10 minutes of inactivity.
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