How To Use WhatsApp Web On Your Computer?

With more than one billion users, WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular messaging app. It has become so popular that instead of text me, you will find people around you saying WhatsApp me. Most of the WhatsApp users use the app from the smartphone, but you can also use it directly from your computer too.

Using WhatsApp on a computer comes with its own advantage. For instance, while working on the computer if your smartphone beeps with a WhatsApp message, you can directly view it on the computer screen without stopping your work.

One can use WhatsApp on the computer either through WhatsApp Desktop or ​WhatsApp Web​. In both the cases, any action that you take on your smartphone will be taken on your WhatsApp computer too and vice versa. We will discuss both the ways in which you can use WhatsApp on your computer. For using both the WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop on your computer, you should have WhatsApp on your smartphone.

How To Use WhatsApp Web On Your Computer?

The navigation process for using WhatsApp Web is a bit different for Android users from the iOS users. We will cover both the devices in this section.

For Android Users

● Open WhatsApp on your Android smartphone.
● In the chat screen, tap on Menu and then tap on WhatsApp Web.
● Open web.whatsapp.com in the web browser of your computer.
● On your computer screen, a QR code will appear. Scan this code using your phone.

You will be now logged in on WhatsApp Web on your computer.

For iOS Users

● Open WhatsApp on your iOS device.
● In the chat screen, tap on Settings present in the bottom menu.
● Select WhatsApp Web/Desktop
● Open web.whatsapp.com in the web browser of your computer.
● Scan the code present on the computer using your iPhone/iPad.

Your WhatsApp chat screen will now appear on your computer screen. Now let’s have a look at how you can use WhatsApp Desktop on your computer.

How To Use WhatsApp Desktop On Your Computer?

For downloading the WhatsApp Desktop on your computer, follow the steps given below:
● On your browser, open https://www.whatsapp.com/download
● The website will automatically detect the platform that you are using and all you need to
do is click on the “Download for XXX” tab.
● After the downloading procedure is completed, find the file in the downloads folder and
doubt tap on it to install it.
● If you are on a Windows device, follow the step guide by the installer. However, if you
are installing it on macOS, all you need to do is drag the icon on the applications folder.
● Start the WhatsApp app on your computer and open the app on your smartphone as
well.
● Scan the QR code shown on the screen to log in to your WhatsApp icon.

You can download WhatsApp Desktop on the following:
● Mac OS X 10.9 and higher version
● Windows 8 and higher (64-bit)
● Windows 8 and higher (32-bit)

Now on the basis of the phone and the computer that you are using, you can go either for the WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop app. You may even use ​BlueStacks​ android emulator to run the mobile app on your computer. If you don’t have enough space for installing the app, you can always go for WhatsApp Web.

How To Log Out From WhatsApp Web/Desktop?

If you are these computer-based extensions of WhatsApp on someone else’s computer, do not forget to log out from your WhatsApp account.

To log out from WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop, open it and then click on the menu which is present above the chats list and is either represented with three vertical dots or a down arrow and then click on “Log Out”.

You also have the option of logging out from WhatsApp Web/Desktop from your smartphone too. The android users can tap on the more options tab represented by three vertical dots whereas the iPhone users will need to go to WhatsApp Settings and then tap on WhatsApp Web/Desktop. Now tap the device that you are/were using and then tap on “Log Out”. If you ever forget to log out your WhatsApp account from your computer, you always have the option of logging out right from your smartphone seamlessly.

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