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How to use WhatsApp on your PC or laptop : Just Follow These Simple Steps

WhatsApp has become one of the most popular instant messaging apps in the world, and while a majority of WhatsApp users access the Facebook-owned app from their smartphones, there are some who want to use it on their computers or laptops, as well. WhatsApp already lets users access to chats via WhatsApp Web which allows the app to run on the laptop via browser.

There are two ways in which you can use WhatsApp on your computer or laptop, however, not many are aware of this WhatsApp feature.

If you are working at your office and those constant WhatsApp notifications are taking away your concentration, if your work environment doesn’t allow employees peeking into their smartphone or if you are a student who just wants to hide the fact that you are chatting with someone on WhatsApp, WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop app is what you are looking for.

How to use WhatsApp on your computer or laptop with WhatsApp Desktop app

Step 1: WhatsApp desktop app is available on Windows 8 or later and OS X 10.9 or later for Mac users

Step 2: Go to WhatsApp’s download centre ( and download the needed version for Windows or Mac.

Step 3: After the installation, the WhatsApp desktop app will open automatically and users will now be asked to scan the QR code from their smartphone.

Step 4: If you are an Android user: Open WhatsApp app > Menu > WhatsApp Web and if you are an iPhone user: Open WhatsApp app > Settings > WhatsApp Web.

Step 5: Use the phone’s camera to scan the QR code present on your computer or laptop screen.

Step 6: Your WhatsApp account will now be mirrored onto the desktop with your contacts, chats as well as calls. You can now access the WhatsApp Desktop app anytime you want without the need of scanning the QR code every time, as is the case with WhatsApp Web.

How to use WhatsApp on your computer or laptop with WhatsApp Web

Step 1: Open WhatsApp from your phone

Step 2: Navigate to Settings and then tap on WhatsApp Web/Desktop

Step 3: Scroll down to select Scan QR Code if the window doesn’t open automatically.

Step 4: Hold your smartphone’s camera in front of the QR code and the platform will set up everything automatically.

Step 5: The WhatsApp client then opens automatically while all the chats that you have on your phone will be available on the desktop window.

In both the cases, since the desktop app is a mirrored version of your actual WhatsApp account present on your smartphone, just ensure that your phone is either connected to a mobile data connection or to a Wi-Fi network.


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