How to use WhatsApp on PC

WhatsApp is a popular texting app we all use today. Ever thought of using WhatsApp from your computer? For your convenience, WhatsApp lets you read your WhatsApp messages and text to your WhatsApp contacts using Whatsapp Web. The WhatsApp web works on any browser on your laptop and ensures you, don’t miss, on any important WhatsApp messages while working on your PC.

WhatsApp web requires your WhatsApp mobile app to be active. It simply mirrors your  WhatsApp mobile apps. For the WhatsApp web to work on your PC you will be needing the latest version of WhatsApp mobile app and an active internet connection. Suppose, your WhatsApp mobile app doesn’t receive a message due to poor internet, then you won’t be able to receive it in WhatsApp web as well. In this article, we explain in detail how to set up and use WhatsApp Web on your computer. 

WhatsApp web prerequisite

Following are some key points which you need to consider before setting up WhatsApp web.

  • Update your WhatsApp mobile app. Ensure your WhatsApp runs the latest version 
  • Ensure your laptop and mobile have an  active internet connection 
  • The phone with a working rear camera. WhatsApp mobile app can be synced with WhatsApp web in Android as well iPhone. 

How to setup Whatsapp Web from a browser

  • On your laptop, launch any browser. 
  • Open WhatsApp web here.
  • On WhatsApp web, you will see a QR code which you have to scan and capture on your phone to use WhatsApp web. 
  • Now switch to your phone and launch WhatsApp app.
  • Go to Settings at the bottom of the app screen.
  • Tap WhatsApp Web/ Desktop and point your phone’s camera to the QR code on the laptop screen to capture the code. 
  • Once the Whatsapp web scans the code, your WhatsApp mobile app and WhatsApp Web will be synched. You can now use WhatsApp for texting from your PC. 

It is worth noting that some features in the WhatsApp mobile app won’t work in your  Whatsapp web. Using WhatsApp web you won’t be able to use WhatsApp broadcast, make WhatsApp voice calls, share the maps and edit the WhatsApp status. However, you can make use of keyboard short cut keys to quickly respond to chats. For example, you can press Ctrl+ shift +[ to see previous chat and type Ctrl +Shift + ] to view the next chat.  

How to logout from Whatsapp web 

Once the WhatsApp web is set up on your laptop you can use WhatsApp online till you logout from the web account. Make sure to logout from the Whastapp web if you have opened WhatsApp web on others computer. You can logout from WhatsApp online either using a computer or WhatsApp app on the phone. We recommend to logout from  WhatsApp online using both computers as well as a mobile app. Here is how to logout from WhatsApp web 

  • On your computer browser, go to the tab where you use WhatsApp online.
  • Navigate to Menu and click Logout. 
  • To logout WhatsApp web from your mobile app, launch WhatsApp mobile app on your phone and go to Settings.
  • Tap WhatsApp web and select log out from all the device. Once done your WhatsApp web will be closed from the devices you are logged in.  

How to Setup Whatsapp web for a multiple WhatsApp account 

If you are using multiple WhatsApp accounts, you can use WhatsApp web to quickly read and reply messages on a single PC. Here is how to do it.

  • One way is to you use WhatsApp web on a different browser for a different account. Say you have two WhatsApp accounts, you can setup WhatsApp web in two different browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. 
  • Another way to use multiple WhatsApp accounts is to set up and open WhatsApp web using an incognito mode on your browser. However, this automatically signs out after every hour.   

Conclusion

Whatsapp web is a more convenient way of staying connected with your friends when you are working on your PC. One of the biggest advantages of WhatsApp web is the compter’s keyboard. Keyboard definitely is useful to quickly reply to the messages, especially for long conversations. If security is your major concern, then, just like WhatsApp, WhatsApp web also offers end to end encryption and keeps your privacy intact.

That’s all there is to it. Did this article help? Write to us in the comments below.

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