There is a method to send WhatsApp messages from your computer or tablet, even if the application is primarily designed for smartphones. Here’s how you do it.
It’s hardly surprising that WhatsApp Web is the favored messaging application among a vast number of smartphone users, considering its daily usage by over a billion people. However, it becomes particularly useful when your smartphone’s battery depletes. You do not have your phone with you, you could suddenly be isolated and unable to access your messages.
By logging into WhatsApp on a computer, however, you can ensure that you are always reachable, especially at work.
Through the utilization of Android virtualization software, it is indeed possible to install WhatsApp on a tablet, and potentially even on a computer. However, it is crucial to note that this method is not recommended.
WhatsApp is specifically designed to operate on a single device at any given time. Therefore, if you desire to have separate instances of WhatsApp on both your phone and tablet, you must maintain two separate accounts. Besides the fact that your contacts won’t know which account to reach you on, you also need a unique phone number for each account.
WhatsApp Web empowers users to effortlessly read, reply to messages, and effortlessly exchange photos and videos from any device. This feature is completely free to use and requires only a few minutes for setup. Once configured, you will remain logged in until you actively choose to log out.
We’ll walk you through the short process below.
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WhatsApp Web can be accessed on any PC or laptop using a web browser
Launch WhatsApp on your smartphone, then tap the three dots icon and select WhatsApp Web.
To launch your smartphone camera, tap the plus symbol in the upper right corner.
To access WhatsApp, simply navigate to web.whatsapp.com on the desired device. Interestingly, if you desire to utilize WhatsApp Web on your tablet, it is compatible with Safari on the iPad as well.
A QR code should now appear on your tablet or computer screen; point your phone at it to make the connection.
You will automatically launch WhatsApp Web in your browser, and it will remain active until you log out either on your computer or on your phone.
For instance, on your phone, you can tap the icon with three dots located at the top of the conversation thread. From there, select ‘Log out’. On your PC, you can simply click ‘Log out’ at the top of the conversation thread to conclude your session.
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How to install WhatsApp Web
The desktop client version of WhatsApp brings extra functionality such as full notification support for desktop chatters, rather than just accessing the service through the browser. WhatsApp Web is the easier option if you use it every day. You can download it from whatsapp.com/download right now.
To commence the process, click on the green Download button to acquire the installer file onto your computer. Once the download is complete, typically saved in your Downloads folder, proceed to install the file.
Using the Windows installer is the best option, and you can also drag the WhatsApp icon into your Applications folder on the Mac.
Once you launch the WhatsApp desktop app, you’ll see a nearly identical WhatsApp Web interface. In the browser version, you’ll be asked to scan a QR code, so choose WhatsApp Web from the settings menu on your phone. A QR code will appear onscreen, so point the phone’s camera at it.
As with the browser app, the desktop app will keep you logged into WhatsApp until you choose to log out.
That’s about it! Once set up, you will have the convenience of engaging in chats with your WhatsApp contacts directly from your PC or laptop. This includes the ability to send and receive media files, along with a wide range of other features.