How to: Use WhatsApp on computer with WhatsApp Web

by Anoop Naik on 24th January, 2015 last updated 23rd July, 2017

How to Use WhatsApp on your computer

Yes, finally the WhatsApp developers have heard the cries of people wanting a desktop version of the famous social messaging app. They have come with WhatsApp Web that will allow users to send messages without even touching their phone while they busy working on your desktop. How cool is that. Eureka! Ok guys, enough of fun. Lets get to the point.

Users of Android, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Nokia S60 will be only ones who can get their hands on the desktop version of WhatsApp. Apple users, tough luck. Due to Apple platform limitations, Apple users will miss out on this. I'm glad I have Android. Android FTW! Follow the below guide to start using the desktop version of WhatsApp.

First things first before we dive into the steps for setting up WhatsApp on computer. Note that this desktop version will only run in Google Chrome web browser. If you are one of those people who hates it or has taken a vow not to use Chrome then stop right here and get back to your WhatsApp on smartphone. Others, will need to first update their WhatsApp on their phone to the latest version.

Now lets get to the steps of setting up WhatsApp on your computer:

1) Open your Google Chrome browser and visit
2) You should now see a QR code. Scan the QR code by going into the WhatsApp settings on your phone and tap on the WhatsApp Web option.
3) After scanning the code, you are signed in and the Web Client mirrors your conversations and messages from your smartphone. Your messages will still live on your phone and you still need the phone to be connected to the Internet for this to work.

It is that easy to setup WhatsApp on your computer. I really liked everything about. It has desktop alerts and sound notifications to let you know of any new messages. I don't mean to be very conservative but this saves quite a bit of battery life since you will be not using your phone's screen every now and then. WhatsApp Web is really handy for people who spend most of their time on desktop and still want to be socializing at the same time through WhatsApp. This could even be one extra means to get distracted other than Facebook at work.

April 22, 2018 at 11:26 am
Thanks for sharing such a good post about whatsapp. Now I can easily send photos of my carved wooden furniture directly to customers on their mobile numbers. Thanks for starting such a great service for me and the World.

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