How to use the WhatsApp app, WhatsAppWeb on your computer

Instead of writing long messages on your smartphone via WhatsApp, you can install the app on your computer and use the keyboard to edit content more easily.

WhatsApp offers two different solutions for using services on your computer, including WhatsApp Web or desktop applications (Windows and OS X compatible).


By WhatsApp support, you can use WhatsApp if your phone supports one of the following: Android, iOS 8.1 or later, Windows Phone 8.0 or 8.1, Nokia S60, Nokia E90 and BlackBerry or BlackBerry. ten.

For WhatsApp on your computer, your phone still needs to ensure a mobile data connection or Wi-Fi, because the underlying platform will need confirmation from the smartphone. For example, if you are traveling in another country and your phone is not connected, you will not be able to use WhatsApp on another device.

How to set up WhatsApp Web

– Use Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, or Edge to access

– You will see a QR code that is required to scan using the WhatsApp application on your phone. Right below the code will see instructions to help you use QR scanning on the application. For example, in the iOS app, touch Settings and then select WhatsApp Web.

Depending on the device, the access to the QR scan of the WhatsApp app is different

– After scanning the code, you can see WhatsApp messages on your phone and browser. WhatsApp recommends connecting over Wi-Fi to avoid using too much mobile data.

WhatsApp Web Layout looks like a mobile app but has a larger size. You can send emoji, GIFs, photos, voice notes, view contacts as well as receive notifications on your computer.

How to set up the WhatsApp application on your computer

Setting up a desktop application is similar to setting up WhatsApp Web, but with the exception of having to download and install the application first.

– First, download WhatsApp for Mac or Windows version from

– Mac users need to extract the downloaded file, then move WhatsApp to the Applications folder. Windows users need to run the EXE file and follow the instructions.

– When launching the application you will see a QR code to scan with the WhatsApp application on your phone. Right under the code you will see instructions similar to WhatsApp Web.

– After scanning the code you can see WhatsApp messages on your phone and in the browser like the version on the web.

– The layout of the WhatsApp desktop application is the same as the Web and mobile experience, where you can send emoji, photos, voice notes, contacts, or notifications on your computer.

A note about security

Once you’ve used WhatsApp on your computer or the Web, anyone with access to your computer can see WhatsApp conversations, as long as you’re signed in.

If your computer is password protected, that may not be a big deal, but if you use WhatsApp Web from a public computer, sign out after it’s over. You can do this by clicking the three dot menu icon and selecting Log out.

In case you forget to sign out of WhatsApp Web (or on your computer) and suspect someone has accessed your account, you can sign out of all active sessions by visiting the settings page. Like what did to scan the QR code, for example with iOS go to Settings> WhatsApps Web.