How to use WhatsApp from your computer desktop

Filed in Technology by on January 24, 2015
How to use WhatsApp from your computer desktop

How to use WhatsApp from your computer desktop

How to use WhatsApp from your computer desktop

  • First, download Google Chrome if you don’t already have it installed on your computer.
  • Next, visit https://web.whatsapp.com from your Google Chrome browser,
  • Follow the instructions to pull up the WhatsApp Web QR code scanner on your mobile device. The method for launching this section of the app is a different based on the platform you’re using, but directions are listed just under the QR code.
  • Scan the QR code and watch as your conversations magically appear in your browser, if it does not, go to your WhatsApp setting, select WhatsApp Web, then automatically, your whatsapp on the desktop will open.
  • First, download Chrome if you don't already have it installed on your computer. Next, visit https://web.whatsapp.com/ in Chrome. Follow the instructions to pull up the WhatsApp Web QR code scanner on your mobile device. The method for launching this section of the app is a different based on the platform you're using, but directions are listed just under the QR code. Scan the QR code and watch as your conversations magically appear in your browser. iOS users will notice directions to connect your iPhone are missing from the list of supported devices. WhatsApp says the reason is due to "Apple platform limitations." The layout of WhatsApp Web should mirror the mobile experience, just on a larger scale. You can still send emoji, photos, voice notes, view your contact list and so forth. To receive alerts of incoming messages on your computer, click on Allow (top-right corner of Chrome) when prompted. You'll need to approve access to other aspects of your computer in a similar fashion as you attempt to send photos or record voice memos. Going forward, anyone who has access to your computer will be able to pull up your WhatsApp conversations as long as you remain logged in. If your computer is password protected, that's probably not a big deal. But when using WhatsApp Web from a public computer, you'll want to sign out when you're finished. You can do that by clicking on the three-dot menu icon and selecting Log out.

iOS users will notice directions to connect your iPhone are missing from the list of supported devices. WhatsApp says the reason is due to “Apple platform limitations.”

The layout of WhatsApp Web should mirror the mobile experience, just on a larger scale. You can still send emoji, photos, voice notes, view your contact list and so forth.

To receive alerts of incoming messages on your computer, click on Allow (top-right corner of Chrome) when prompted. You’ll need to approve access to other aspects of your computer in a similar fashion as you attempt to send photos or record voice memos.

Going forward, anyone who has access to your computer will be able to pull up your WhatsApp conversations as long as you remain logged in. If your computer is password protected, that’s probably not a big deal. But when using WhatsApp Web from a public computer, you’ll want to sign out when you’re finished. You can do that by clicking on the three-dot menu icon and selecting Log out.

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