Today I decided to try to get WhatsApp to run on the laptop. - I did, sort of.
[A chorus of incredulous "WHY BOVVER?!"]
First I had to install an Android emulator: I used Andy Android. (Found it handy enough, too!)
Then I registered a new Gmail account to use the App Store. (It was easier to make a new one.)
Finally, I installed WhatsApp on the laptop
Caution starts here:
On the way it wanted a phone number, so I used the one for my mobile (, I hear you say.)
But I didn't realise that it had then verified my computer as my phone AND HAD UN-verified the phone account for WhatsApp
In the meantime, I did send a message to my laptop from another phone with WhatsApp
When I went back to try to use my own phone, I had to RE-verify WhatsApp on IT!!
So the moral is...
[A chorus of "Who cares!?!?!"]
...but for the voice I didn't hear:
If you do this exercise, make sure you have a SPARE SIM card
Am(just sayin' is all).