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How to Use WhatsApp on Desktop

WhatsApp has been the most popular messaging platform available across multiple mobile platforms including iOS, Windows Phone Android and BlackBerry. WhatsApp for desktop has been one of the most sought after feature. Today, the company has officially announced that WhatsApp is coming to desktop and you can view and sent messages from the browser. You can received and sent messages from the browser without having to use the phone.

As of now the web app is browser based and you need Google Chrome installed for this to work. The WhatsApp web is merely a extension of the phone, so all your messages will till be available on your phone.

Whatsapp on desktop

How to use WhatsApp on web?

1. To start using WhatsApp on your desktop, open https://web.whatsapp.com/

and you will be shown a QR code.

2. Before you scan this code, make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp on your mobile which has this new feature to scan QR codes. The method to scan QR code differs for each OS and you can see the instruction in the image above.

3. Now you can pair your desktop and mobile and start using WhatsApp on PC.

As of now WhatsApp web is only supported on Windows Phone, Android and BlackBerry. There is no iOS support due to platform restrictions. You will also need Google Chrome installed on your PC to access it.

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