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Use WhatsApp From Your Computer With Whatsapp web

WhatsApp is the most used instant messaging app. There are multiple reasons to love Whatsapp like swift delivery of messages, ease of access, privacy and security, file sharing etc. You can share your pictures and small videos easily via Whats app. So, yes, Whatsapp is one of the most useful application you have on your smartphone.

Do you know that you can access your Whats app on PC? Yes, with Whatsapp web you can access Whatsapp on your PC. The interface of Whatsapp web is just the same. You can search your contacts, send/receive pictures, videos, files, set a new status, view other people’s status, etc.

Whatsapp Web

I use Whatsapp web all the time because I don’t like using my phone while at work as it is my major distraction. So many notifications keep coming up on email, Facebook, other apps and decrease my productivity. So, to avoid all this, I keep my phone away and open Whatsapp web on my browser to receive Whatsapp messages on on PC.

There is another benefit of using Whatsapp web, I find it easier to type long messages from my laptop’s keyboard than from my smartphone’s on-screen keyboard which is so small. This way you can easily manage multiple conversations via Whatsapp web.  Also, it’s totally a different experience checking out Whatsapp messages on a full-size computer screen.

There are two ways to use Whatsapp on your PC – Whatsapp web and desktop apps available for both Windows and Mac computers.

There are no special requirements to run Whatsapp web on your PC, just you should be connected to the internet via LAN or WiFi. Both your phone and your PC should be connected to the internet. If your phone is not connected to the internet then Whats app web won’t work.

Steps to use Whats app web on computer

Using Whatsapp on PC via Whatsapp web is a piece of cake. You don’t need to install any software or do change configuration settings.

1. Visit https://web.whatsapp.com/.

You will see a screen similar to one shown below. It may be in a different language according to your geolocation but the overall interface of Whatsapp web will be just the same.

Whatsapp web

2. Now, you need to pair your phone with Whatsapp web. To do that, open Whats app on your phone. Tap on the 3 vertical dots at the top right corner.

3. You will see WhatsApp Web as an option. Tap on it.

4. Your back camera will be activated and a QR scanner will start scanning. Scan the QR code on the Whatsapp web from your phone.

5. Your phone will be paired, successfully.

So, this was easy right? Using Whats app on PC is this much easy.

You have to do this pairing of Whatsapp web and your phone only once. From the next time, just open Whatsapp web on your browser and start using Whatsapp on PC.

As I told you above, Whatsapp web can only be used when your phone is also connected to the Internet. You can sign out of Whatsapp web anytime you want to unpair your Whatsapp account from Whatsapp web.

The process of using Whatsapp on PC via the Desktop is almost the same, just, in this case, you will have to download and install the Whatsapp web application on your system.

Whatsapp web security

Whatsapp web is highly secure but now your Whatsapp account is logged in on the PC so if other people in your house or work use the same computer then they can also access your Whatsapp web account. In that case, you can log out from the Whatsapp web account after usage. Just like you log in and log out of Facebook or other online accounts.

I hope this article cleared the cloud around Whatsapp web for you if you still have any doubt or query about Whatsapp web then feel free to drop them in the comments box.

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Carl Petoskey

Carl Petoskey is an accomplished writer with years of experience covering the tech industry. When he's not writing you can find him covering companies like Comcast Business Class.

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