What is WhatsApp Web and how to use it?

What is WhatsApp Web?

WhatsApp Web is an online platform for using your WhatsApp account on your computer. It allows you to chat with people in WhatsApp on your computer, rather than on your mobile phone. WhatsApp Web is an extension of the WhatsApp mobile application which can be used in your personal laptop.

How to use WhatsApp Web?

WhatsApp, the messaging service owned by Facebook, is one of the most popular online international communication services on the planet. WhatsApp Web is a browser version of the WhatsApp Messenger chat and video/voice calling app from iOS and Android. Desktop WhatsApp comes in two flavors — a downloadable system app for Mac and Windows or the ability to operate directly from the browser.

How to use WhatsApp Web for iOS?

Step 1: To launch WhatsApp Web, just click on its URL in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, or Edge and scan the QR code on the page with the WhatsApp mobile app from your phone. WhatsApp Web automatically launches in the browser and remains active until you log out on your computer or phone.

Step 2: Go to the WhatsApp website to link WhatsApp Web with your mobile phone app.

Step 3: Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android mobile phone.

Step 4: Scan the QR code that appears on the site with your phone open to WhatsApp.

Step 5: On the iPhone, select Settings > WhatsApp Web/Desktop.

Step 6: Choose Scan QR code and hold your phone up to the code to pair it.


How to use WhatsApp for Android?

For Android, here are the steps to follow after opening the WhatsApp website on your computer:

Step 1: On Android phones, launch WhatsApp and select the three dots at the upper right from the Chat pane.

Step 2: Select Linked devices and then select Link a device.

Step 3: Hold your phone up to the QR code on your computer to pair it.

Step 4: Your smartphone account is now linked to the web version of the app.

Step 5: From there you can send and receive messages from your computer’s desktop browser.


After scanning the QR code, you can view your WhatsApp chat list directly on the web page. On the left, you can see your chats by clicking a contact to open the chat and your message history, if you saved it.

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