In case you didn’t know, you can use WhatsApp on your computer. WhatsApp Web is a very convenient and secure method of using the messaging app on your desktop.
To use WhatsApp Web on your computer, you already have the necessary stuff at hand. The web version of the app doesn’t come with all the features the mobile app has. As a matter of fact, it cannot function without the mobile app. To use WhatsApp Web, you need your smartphone to connect. If you get a message, you will see it in WhatsApp Web, and if you don’t get it because of a poor internet connection, you won’t be able to see it in the web version either.
How to Run WhatsApp Web
- Launch the browser on your computer and enter web.whatsapp.com
- Now, go to your WhatsApp mobile app, tap on the ‘Menu’ option, and go to ‘WhatsApp Web’ to start the QR code reader
- Match your smartphone’s back camera to the QR code on the computer screen
Once the WhatsApp Web reads the QR code, it will automatically connect the smartphone to the computer.
Using More Than One WhatsApp Accounts
Some people have two or more numbers linked to two separate WhatsApp accounts. You can still use your other accounts on a single computer. To do that, you have to open the web version in two separate browsers.
Why WhatsApp Web is a Great Tool
We have to mention the easiness the keyboard brings: if you are having long conversations, it is so much easier to type on a PC keyboard. You can also use keyboard shortcuts to make the job simpler. For instance, using ‘Ctrl + Shift + [’gets you to the previous chat, and the ‘Ctrl + Shift + ]’combination takes you to the next chat.
Log Out of WhatsApp Web
If you are using your computer to navigate the WhatsApp Web, it is more convenient to stay logged in. However, if you are using someone else’s PC, it is best to log out after you’re done with the job. Here is how to do it.
- To log out of WhatsApp Web on the computer, head over to ‘Menu’ and select ‘Log out’
- To log out of WhatsApp Web from all devices that your smartphone phone is connected to, navigate to the ‘Menu’ option, then to ‘WhatsApp Web,’ and select ‘Log out from all devices’
Show WhatsApp Web Some Love
A lot of people prefer using WhatsApp Web over the mobile version of the app because it is more convenient, easier, and it comes with more features and even extensions. If you haven’t use the web version of WhatsApp yet, give it a go. You might be surprised how much you’ll love it.
Chris Mcfadden is the lead editor for Swerd Media. Chris has written for several online publications including the Huffington Post, Vanity Fair and Bleacher Report. Chris is based in Los Angeles and covers issues affecting California. When he’s not busy writing, Chris enjoys traveling and hiking.