WhatsApp is a popular messaging app among smartphone users. WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned chat app, is a cross-platform app that makes it all too easy and convenient to share messages, images, videos, and GIFs with friends and loved ones from your phone.
Most people use this messaging app to share messages, files, photos, locations, and contact numbers. Mostly, this app is used on Android or iOs mobile phones. Most people are unaware of the fact that the app can also be used on a desktop. But, as with any messaging service, having to stare at your phone’s screen all day while the group conversations are flooded with messages can be a real hassle to deal with. This holds especially true when you’re sitting at a desk, with a computer right in front of you.
Before you can view and manage your conversations on your PC, you’ll need to make sure the WhatsApp app on your iPhone or Android phone is up to date by checking for any pending updates in your phone’s respective app store. There are many WhatsApp mods available like GBWhatsApp, FMWhatsApp, YOWhatsApp, don’t forget to check them out.
With that done, download and install the Windows or macOS version of WhatsApp on your computer. Alternatively, if you’re using a computer that you can’t install apps on, visit WhatsApp Web, which is basically a version of the app, but built for your browser.
Keep in mind, your phone will still need to have a mobile data or Wi-Fi connection in order for the app on your computer to communicate with the app on your phone. The WhatsApp web client uses your phone to connect and send messages which basically means that in a sense, everything is mirrored.
How To Use WhatsApp Web In Laptop (Windows/MAC)
Your web session stays active as long as your phone has a connection to the internet. This also means that your phone’s data connection is constantly being used. So if for example, your phone doesn’t have an internet connection for some reason, you won’t be able to use WhatsApp on a computer.
Using WhatsApp on PC is not rocket science, and anyone can use it without facing any complexities. To understand the use of this feature, a person only needs to know a few steps. These steps are safe and easy, designed so that the people who are not tech-savvy can use it effectively. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use WhatsApp on PCs and laptops easily.
- Open web.whatsapp.com on your laptop using any available web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or any other browser the app is compatible with.
- Open the WhatsApp app installed on the phone.
- Open the Chats screen and select Menu.
- It is the three vertical dots option on the top right corner of the chat screen.
- Click the WhatsApp Web, which is the third option in the menu column.
- A scanner will appear on the screen.
- Scan the QR code on the computer screen using the scanner from the app on your phone.
- WhatsApp will then open in the PC browser, and the user now has the access to WhatsApp messages and chats from their laptop.
For safety reasons, one can log out from the WhatsApp web after finishing their session. Click on the three-dot menu option above the chats list on the left-hand side of the screen. After that, click on the Log out button to end the session. One can also log out from WhatsApp web by using their phone. Open the Chats screen and select Menu and then WhatsApp Web to log out safely in an alternate way.
WhatsApp Web does not offer the exact same functionality as the smartphone app when it comes to settings. However, responding to messages and starting new chats is the same, albeit easier and faster as you have a bigger display and a better keyboard. Once you’ve installed the app or you’re logged in to the
Web interface, anyone with access to your laptop can view your WhatsApp conversations as long as you’re logged in. If your computer is password-protected, that’s probably not a big deal. But if you use WhatsApp Web from a public computer, sign out when you’re finished. You can do that by clicking on the three-dot menu icon and selecting Log Out.
If you forget to log out of WhatsApp Web on a laptop that’s not yours, or you suspect someone has accessed your account, you can log out of all active sessions by visiting the same settings page you used to scan the QR Code in the mobile app and selecting Log Out from all devices.
All the chats on WhatsApp Web will be safe and synced to your Android mobile phone or iPhone so that you can pick up from where you left. Overall, trying WhatsApp Web on a laptop is a must-try and is pretty simple too.