Installing WhatsApp on Ubuntu/Windows PC


First we install Genymotion in PC. Genymotion is a new, fast Android emulator developed by the French company Genymobile. It’s based on the open-source project AndroVM. It runs on all major platforms (Mac, Windows, Linux).:

  1. Sign up for the Genymotion account.
  2. After logging in download Genymotion from this link.
  3. Download and install Virtualbox from the this link.

Follow the install process:

For Windows

  1. Double click on .msi installer
  2. Choose the installer language (the Genymotion language depends of your system language) and click the “Next” button
  3. Click the “Next” button again
  4. Change the path if needed (the default path is C:\Program Files\Genymobile\Genymotion) then click the “Next” button
  5. Click the “Next” button again
  6. Choose whether or not to create desktop icon. Then click “Next” button
  7. Click the “Install” button
  8. Click the “Finish” button

For Linux:

Now navigate the Genymotion from the terminal.

Then enter the following commands in the terminal

  1. chmod +x [DOWNLOAD_PATH]/genymotion-[VERSION]_[ARCH].bin
  2. ./genymotion-[VERSION]_[ARCH].bin -d [YOUR_INSTALL_PATH]

It will ask for the installation like below screen shot.

After the process Genymotion it is ready to be used. to open it write below command


Using GenyMotion:

Now login with your Genymotion username and password.


Click add from the Genymotion home screen. and Select a virtual device from the Genymotion cloud and click Add.


Now you can see the screen like below. You will be asked to enter a name for the Genymotion virtual device. Enter a name and select Next to begin the download of virtual device.

4The successful installation will display you the below screen.



It will list the created virtual device in “Your virtual devices” in the home screen Then select play to start your virtual device.

As you can see I installed WhatsApp and used it:

1Now I show you how to download WhatsApp on the device.

  1. Go to the Default Android Browser and type “WhatsApp”, click on the Android one and download it and install.



  1. Open it after installation, put in your Country and key in your Phone number. Go to verify.


  1. Wait patiently for it to fail verification. You will receive a code on your phone. Key it in the space given. It will verify and there you go!!

Enjoy the WhatsApp on your PC.



Lima Kilo

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