How To Use WhatsApp On Your Computer, No Additional Software Needed

How To Use WhatsApp On Your Computer

When it comes to technology you can never assume that everyone knows everything. Even the things you consider a walk in the park could prove to be an uphill battle for someone else. As mobile communication application, WhatsApp improves daily and gets awesome features with every update, for many, if not most, it’s hard to keep track of all the developments. One cool feature that was introduced by the application is WhatsApp web. the feature allows users to simultaneously use the application from both their phones or tablets and their computers. Sounds cool right? This means you can send messages from your computer to your friends’ phones.

This article focuses on how one can simply set up WhatsApp on their computer by following these simple steps. All that’s needed is a computer, web browser and mobile phone.

Here’s what to do depending on your phone type:

Android devices

  • Visit web.whatsapp.com on your computer using the web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Edge are compatible)
  • Open the WhatsApp app on your phone by tapping on it
  • Open the Chats screen and select Menu and then WhatsApp Web as the illustrated in the photograph below.
  • There will be a QR code (looks like a scrambled barcode) on the computer screen. Scan this using your phone
  • WhatsApp will then open in your computer browser and you’ll be able to use it
  • When you’ve finished your session, remember to log out. Click on the three-dot menu above the chats list on the left-hand side of the screen

iOS (iPhone)

  • Open web.whatsapp.com on your computer using the web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Edge are compatible)
  • Open the WhatsApp app on your phone by tapping on it
  • If you are in a chat, navigate back to the main Chats screen and select Settings from the bottom menu
  • Then select WhatsApp Web
  • There will be a QR code (looks like a scrambled barcode) on the computer screen. Scan this using your phone
  • WhatsApp will then open in your computer browser and you’ll be able to use it as to send messages as you would on your phone
  • When you’ve finished your session, remember to log out. Click on the three-dot menu above the chats list on the left hand side of the screen
  • Click on Log out at the bottom of the list

Watch the process in the video below in order to get a  better understanding:


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