For long a mobile-only app, WhatsApp now offers two ways to users who want to access it on their computers. Earlier, the company had unveiled a web version of the service. On Wednesday, it announced the native desktop apps for Windows and Mac.
So, how do you use WhatsApp on a computer and what all you need. Follow these steps:
To use WhatsApp desktop app:
— You must have a computer, a phone with the latest version of working WhatsApp installed on it and working data connection in both the computer and the phone.
— Download the WhatsApp native app from here.
— Install the app.
— Once the app is installed open it and the scan the QR code with your phone.
— This will pair your phone with the computer app and you will be able to use WhatsApp on the computer. It is worth repeating that the desktop app can be used only if you have the working WhatsApp on your phone.
To use WhatsApp Web app:
— Open web.whatsapp.com in a compatible browser. Chrome works fine.
— Scan the QR code with your phone. This will pair the phone with the open web WhatsApp.
— Once the phone is paired you will be able to use WhatsApp in the open browser Window. Although you will still need the working WhatsApp on your phone.