How to Use WhatsApp in your Desktop Computer
WhatsApp Messenger is now available for desktop users thanks to a web client recently launched by the social media company. The web client is available just for Chrome users for now.
Though the primary use is of course still on your phone, there was need for this desktop web client to bridge the gap between its mobile users who spend time in front of a computer at home or at work as this will help bridge the two platforms.
How to use WhatsApp in your Desktop Computer
For the client to work, your phone will need to stay connected to the web, and all user messages will still reside on the phone, but WhatsApp is hoping the client will give users more flexibility.
From WhatsApps’ Blog, “the web client is simply an extension of your phone.”
WhatsApp wrote in their blog on 21st January 2015;
“Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser. Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device — this means all of your messages still live on your phone.”
To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp client, simply open web.whatsapp.com in your Google Chrome browser. You will see a QR code — scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to go. You have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client. Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone. Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.
We really hope you find web client useful in your everyday lives.
Please note that you need to update your WhatsApp to the latest version for you to be able to see and use the web client.
WhatsApp partnered with Whisper Systems for end-to-end encryption, bringing strong security to an unusually broad user base.
WhatsApp’s plan for voice calling was also revealed this December by images scraped from WhatsApp’s public site, although the company has yet to publicly release the feature.
Some information in this post is credited to Verge and WhatsApp.