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How to Use Whatsapp web on your Desktop PC or Laptop

by Jayant

Whatsapp is an amazing app for instant messaging. With Whatsapp Web, you can use Whatsapp online on your laptop/PC. Does WhatsApp need any introduction? I hope not. WhatsApp was 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 a daily basis for chatting, sending, and receiving sounds, pictures, documents, and whatnot. WhatsApp also takes care of their use that is why WhatsApp keeps on bringing new updates to enhance the user interface.

See Also: Just 8 WhatsApp Updates you Need to Know

Initially, WhatsApp was used only for chatting and sending and receiving pictures and sounds. After WhatsApp, many new ventures came into 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 players entering 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 Web. 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 Web on PC?

There is an official WhatsApp Web application that lets you enjoy the Whatsapp Online on your Desktop, Windows, or iMac. Before launching the WhatsApp dedicated application, users need to go to the dedicated WhatsApp URL. But, not anymore. There is an official WhatsApp Web application that you can download for using Whatsapp online. 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.

1. Download the WhatsApp Web for Windows/macOS

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First, you need to install the WhatsApp for your Windows or Mac machine. Whatsapp Web download link is here. The WhatsApp Web is absolutely free to use. If you don’t want to install the WhatsApp application on your PC, you can use Whatsapp Web (web.whatsapp.com) on Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or in any other web browser.

After installing, open it. Windows user must have Windows 8 or higher and Mac user must have OS X 10.9 and higher

2. 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 the 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.

3. Configuring Whatsapp Web for the first time

To use Whatsapp web on PC, open the Whatsapp Web on your pc. After opening the WhatsApp Web for PC. The first screen would be like shown in the picture.

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Now, on your Android smartphone. Open the WhatsApp app and tap on the vertical dotted menu on the top right of your screen. Select WhatsApp web. It will bring to you to another screen.

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On that screen, you have to scan the QR code shown in the WhatsApp Web 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 WhatsApp Web on PC or mac.

WhatsApp Web on PC

WhatsApp Web allows you to use your regular WhatsApp on PC. It is an all-new experience. You can send or receive pictures, sounds, and documents through it, and also can reply to the messages. You can also change your profile picture & status updates. As of now, you cannot post Whatsapp Story from your PC but you can see the stories of your contacts.

Whatsapp web is 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 to your desktop. You can directly save it to your desktop.

This is one of the best ways to use Whatsapp Online. Whatsapp Web for PC is coming with new updates that would definitely be going enhance the all over the experience of instant messaging.

If you find it useful, share it with your friends and family on social media and let them know about Whatsapp Web and how Whatsapp for pc going to make things pretty easy for them.

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Pankaj Jangir March 29, 2017 - 11:42 pm

Just saw the update today, that they released their software for windows and mac.


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