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Installing WhatsApp on a desktop computer without having WhatsApp installed on a smartphone

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I use Windows 10 Home.

I need to install a WhatsApp client on my desktop computer but WhatsApp requires me to have a WhatsApp client installed on my smartphone to do so;
Installing WhatsApp on my smartphone is something I don't want to do from various reasons I think I shouldn't discuss here.

I understand that there exist Android emulators which I could install on my Windows instance, such as Andy, BlueStacks, Genymotion (on a Ubuntu on top of Windows) and I understand also NoxPlayer and by their emulated smartphone WhatsApp, then install a WhatsApp desktop on Windows.

But, can I really count such emulators in the long term (say, 10 years)?
I need something stable and solid that WhatsApp itself won't probably block on some time --- not lose or let down any potential customer.

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"not lose or let down any potential customer" (1 comment)
Did you already solve the "whatsapp requires a phone number"-problem before worrying about availabili... (6 comments)
But, can I really count such emulators in the long run? (3 comments)

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