Using WhatsApp on Your Computer

WhatsApp is one of the most popular chatting apps for all mobile users around the world. Its user-friendly interface has acquired more than 1 billion users as of April 2017. It provides a convenient mode of communication in our routine lives for exchanging all types of messages from casual to urgent ones. WhatsApp offers clean basic functionalities for sending and receiving text messages, voice recordings, images, videos, and even making phone calls over the network with end-to-end encryption for security.


Do you know, WhatsApp has become the new Desktop App? Now you can access your WhatsApp conversations on your computer actually running on your mobile. I am sure after reading this post, many of you would really want to use WhatsApp on your computer.
WhatsApp can be installed as a software on your computer, but we have got a quick access option now. No software downloads, no third partly tools, just few simple steps and you are done. Needless to say, your computer should have internet connection to be able to use WhatsApp for sending and receiving chat messages on it exactly the same way you are doing on you mobile phone.

If you wish to use WhatsApp on bigger screen, here is what you have to do:

1. Search WhatsApp web in Google or goto on your computer. WhatsApp web is a computer based extension of your WhatsApp you are using on your mobile. On the homepage, instructions to access WhatsApp on your computer are given for all types of mobile users like Android, iPhone and Windows phone. If you wish to remain signed in to WhatsApp once the connection is established, click on ‘Keep me signed in’.

2. Open WhatsApp on your mobile and goto WhatsApp settings→WhatsApp web.

3. Scan the QR Code shown on in your mobile. By scanning the QR code, you are actually synchronizing WhatsApp running on your mobile with WhatsApp on your computer.

4. Once the code is scanned, your WhatsApp chats will appear on your computer. All groups and individual chats already existing are now seen on your computer and you can add new group and start whatsApp conversation in exactly same way you are doing in your mobile.

5. Once you finish using whatsApp on your computer, you can goto settings → Logout.

Alternatively, you can download the native desktop app for free. This native app is designed to be used on any operating system on your computer and supports almost all browsers.

While using internet you have to be smart and little attentive so that there is no breach of your privacy. So, once you start using WhatsApp on your computer, keep the following things in mind:

  • Do not give your mobile to anyone lest they may scan your WhatsApp on their computer
  • Lock your mobile with a Personal Identification Number (PIN ) or password
  • Do not log in on a shared computer in WhatApp web
  • Logout from WhatsApp web from your computer after every use
  • Goto WhatsApp →Menu→WhatsApp Web and select Logout from all computers in case you forget to logout before leaving your computer.

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