How to use WhatsApp on your Computer

To use WhatApp on your computer

  1.  Open Whats App on your Phone.
  2.  Tap Menu or Settings and go to Whats App web.
  3.  Point your phone to the Desktop QR code to capture it.
  4.  Click on the QR Image to get the QR Code.

How to use WhatsApp on your Computer

To log in to WhatsApp on WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop, or Portal, you need to use your phone to scan the QR code.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
    • Android: Tap More options.
    • iPhone: Go to WhatsApp Settings.
  2. Tap WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Web/Desktop.
    • Android: Tap LINK A DEVICE. Follow the on-screen instructions if your device has biometric authentication.
    • iPhone: Tap Link a Device > OK. On iOS 14 and above, use Touch ID or Face ID to unlock.
  3. Select the checkbox next to Keep me signed in on the QR screen on your computer or Portal to stay logged in on this device.
  4. Use your phone to scan the QR code on your computer or Portal.
  5. If prompted, tap or select Done.

Note: The authentication is handled by your device’s operating system using the biometrics stored there. WhatsApp can’t access the biometric information stored by your device’s operating system.

Log out

You can log out of WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop from your phone, computer, or Portal device.

Log out from your computer or Portal
  1. Open WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop.
  2. Click Menu ( or  ) above your chats list > Log out.
Log out from your phone
  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
    • Android: Tap More options > WhatsApp Web.
    • iPhone: Go to WhatsApp Settings > tap WhatsApp Web/Desktop.
  2. Tap a device.
  3. Tap LOG OUT.

Advantages of WhatsApp web

  • Simple to write a message with the keyboard.
  • Sending files is more convenient.
  • Copy and paste links faster.
  • Use WhatsApp comfortably while the mobile is charging.
  • Save battery of mobile.
  • Boost your productivity while doing work because you don’t have to open a mobile every time.
  • Use Whatsapp on your mobile and desktop at the same time.
  • Multiple Whatsapp accounts on the same PC.

Disadvantages of WhatsApp web

  • WhatsApp web will disconnect if your phone is not connected to an active internet connection.
  • When your smartphone is switched off, the WhatsApp web will not work.
  • Not compatible with all browsers except Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxOperaMicrosoft EdgeSafari (macOS 10.8+ Only).
  • Someone can use your personal WhatsApp account if they get access to your phone’s. So, you have to protect your phone.