Does WhatsApp need any introduction? I hope not. WhatsApp introduced in 2009 for the first time. It is one of the fastest growing business ventures. That’s why WhatsApp has over 700 million active users monthly. We all witnessed the popularity of WhatsApp. We all use WhatsApp on daily basis for chatting, sending and receiving sounds, pictures, documents. WhatsApp also takes care of their user that is why WhatsApp keep on bringing new updates to enhance the user interface.
Initially, WhatsApp was used only for chatting and sending and receiving pictures and sounds. After WhatsApp, many new ventures came in the market including WeChat, Telegram, Line, and Viber. There was already a big player in this market which is BBM. But at that time BBM was for the Blackberry users only. WhatsApp was launched for iOS, Android and for Blackberry. Later on, launched for another platform like Java.
After getting too much popularity of smartphones, we can see many player entering in this market. To compete for the market competition and to make the authority, the developer of WhatsApp have to brainstorm, which they always do (I think). WhatsApp keeps on bringing the minor and major updates like document file sharing, WhatsApp call, gif compatibility.
But, there is one more great thing that WhatsApp did is bringing the WhatsApp experience on PC. You can access the same account that you are using on your smartphone on your Windows or Mac. No, I’m not talking about Android Emulator.
How to Use WhatsApp on PC?
There is official WhatsApp application which let you enjoy the WhatsApp on your Desktop, Windows or iMac. Before launching the WhatsApp dedicated application, users need to go to the WhatsApp URL. But, not anymore. WhatsApp application is launched now. But you have to configure the whole setup before using it on Pc or iMac.
Follow these super easy steps to use WhatsApp on PC
Make sure you are connected to the internet on the desktop as well as on the smartphone. Not necessarily the same network.
Download the WhatsApp for desktop PC HERE
First, you need to install the WhatsApp for your Windows or Mac machine. You can download it for free. After installing, Open it. Windows user must have Windows 8 or higher and Mac user must have OS X 10.9 and higher
Install WhatsApp on your Smartphone
Yes, I know you have WhatsApp on your smartphone but is that the latest version. If yes then go on to next step. If not, what are you waiting for? UPDATE IT NOW!!!
After installing the latest version of WhatsApp, open the app on your smartphone.
Configuring it for the first time
After opening the WhatsApp on your desktop. The first screen would be like shown in the picture.
Now, on your Android smartphone. Open the WhatsApp and tap on the vertical dotted menu on the top right of your screen. Select the WhatsApp web. It will bring to you to another screen.
In that screen, you have to scan the QR code shown in WhatsApp desktop application from your phone. It would take some seconds.
If you reached here, that means you are done with all the steps. Just use the WhatsApp on your Windows or Mac machine.
WhatsApp on the desktop allows you to use your regular WhatsApp on PC. It is all new experience. You can send or receive the pictures, sounds, documents through it and also can reply to the messages. You can also change your profile picture & status.
It is also very useful at times. If your smartphone is running out of battery. You can easily access your same WhatsApp on your desktop.
Now, you don’t need to download the WhatsApp images, videos first on your phone then to transfer it your desktop. You can directly save it to your desktop.