We all know WhatsApp as a messaging app which has become so popular and handy to everyone. We use it for sending messages, photos and videos but we have not thought of using it as a document store in which you can store PDFs, GIFs, notes, voice notes, music, images. The interesting thing is that you can keep it private.
WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption and supports two-factor authentication, which makes it one of the most secure messaging apps. It is super-fast, works on almost all phones including desktop and laptop.
With WhatsApp, you can quickly transfer web links, documents, screenshots, and other files between your computer and phone without signing up for another service.
However, through WhatsApp it is not possible to send any message or image to your own number but there is a way to do it. We are going to explain it step by step:
Start with opening your WhatsApp account and create a new group.
While creating a group add contacts from your contact list and give a suitable name to your group and save it.
Now open your new group and remove the list of participants from your group except you.
You see this new group with your single contact it means whatever is saved in this group will remain within you. So you would be able to use it as your private store.
The content available in this group will be visible only to you and only you can access it both from your mobile and computer.
In case, you wish to send any document from your computer to your phone then you can open web.whatsapp.com on your computer and send any document, image or video to newly created group and you will be able to find it on your phone.
How to use WhatsApp on your PC
In order to use WhatsApp on your PC or laptop, you need to download Bluestacks, an Android app player. The software is nothing but an Android emulator for Windows or Mac operating systems. Once you have downloaded the Bluestacks software, now you need to install the software. And for that you need to follow the procedure.
Here you need to click Continue and following screen will appear.
Now click Install.
During the installation procedure, it will ask you to enable App Store then enable it so that further you can access number of apps from the App Store. And continue with the installation process. Once it is installed on your PC, you can start using it.
Now you need to install WhatsApp on Bluestacks. For that App Store will not be visible on Bluestacks but you can go to search option and type WhatsApp and you will see a clickable link that will lead to Google Play Store. And click on continue and add your Google account details to associate the Bluestacks with your google account.
After competing this process, you will be taken to Google Play Store, from there you can easily download the WhatsApp. Once it is installed, click on the home button icon on the bottom left and start using WhatsApp just by clicking on it.
But you can’t access it directly just by downloading and installing WhatsApp, you need to further follow few more steps in order to enable WhatsApp to perfectly perform its tasks. You need to add your phone number in order to associate your phone number to the whatsapp account. And for that you just enter your phone number and click ok button. Then it will ask you to verify the pone number you entered and for that it will send an SMS on the given number stating that “We will be verifying the phone number: 0000000000, Is this ok, or would like to edit the number? If you wish to edit the number then click Edit or else click ok if you want to continue with the same number you entered.
And after that you will receive an SMS with a code. Then WhatsApp will show you a pop up asking for a verification code and you will need to enter that code here. Once this verification process is done, you can start using it successfully on your PC.