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How to access WhatsApp on your Computer

 

WhatsApp is one of the best applications to chat with friends. WhatsApp become very popular because it offers many features like sending free SMS, sending and receiving videos ets.

For the first time, millions of WhatsApp user can use WhatsApp on their computer or Laptop. WhatsApp application for web is simply an extension of your phone. The web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.

WhatsApp is now available on the web via the Chrome browser. Now you can simultaneously access your WhatsApp account on your Phone, Tablet, Laptop, or Computer. 

 

Step by step procedure to install WhatsApp on your PC/Laptop

 

Step 1:

On your computer launch the Chrome browser (other browsers are not supported at this point of time) and open https://web.whatsapp.com. It will display QR code on your PC. You do not need to install QR reader on your phone or computer to read this.

 

Step 2:

Launch WhatsApp on your phone and click the three dots at the top right corner of the application to access more options, then choose WhatsApp on the web. 

 

Step 3:

A QR reader will then open on your phone; point this at your PC screen to read/scan the QR code appearing in the computer similar to taking photo. It will help automatically logged into WhatsApp on the web browser.

 

Step 4: 

The interface will be similar to WhatsApp phone. but you should note that desktop notifications are supported, which you may want to switch off in the settings menu for privacy reasons if this is a shared PC. As on the phone, tapping the three-dot icon brings up more options. Select Notifications and then deselect Desktop Alerts and Sounds.

 

Step 5: 

Once your phone and computer are connected you are able to manage your logged in computers from your phone via the Options, WhatsApp on the web menu. From here you can log out from all computers, or you can use the options menu in WhatsApp on the web to log out from the PC you’re currently using. WhatsApp will by default keep you logged in unless you specify otherwise, but having logged out you’ll need to go through the QR code process again the next time you want to log into WhatsApp on that machine. 

 

Messages between phone and browser are instantly synchronised, so users on limited mobile data contracts should be wary of increased data usage. It’s a good idea to switch on your Wi-Fi if you’re a heavy WhatsApp user.

 

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