How can I run Whatsapp (or similar) on a PC (Win XP) without a smartphone, Google account or Chrome?
I have got an ordinary phone and could use it for verification purposes (e.g. if necessary I could receive a single SMS on it with a code and then type that in on the laptop on a single occasion), but it is not a smartphone and it cannot have Whatsapp (or similar) installed on it.
I realise I could install an Android emulator, but is this the only way? And if so, how would I actually use Whatsapp (or similar), given that I would not be able to sync it with an installation on a phone?
I do not wish to install Chrome or open a Google account.
Thanks in advance for any help with this!
Although ideally I'd like to use Whatsapp, I'm also open to suggestions using other messenger progs - so long as I can use them on my PC to communicate with other people using their smartphones.