How to Use WhatsApp Web on Desktop Computer

How to Use WhatsApp Web on Desktop Computer
WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging apps that run on Google Android, Apple iOS and Windows Phone. It was acquired by Facebook for approximately $19 billion in 2014 and since then it has grown massively with more than 1.5 billion active users monthly making it the world’s most popular messaging app. Did you know that there’s a web version of WhatsApp that you can use on your desktop computer? By using WhatsApp web, messages that are sent to your phone will be synced in real time between your phones and computer. If you belong to the category of persons that prefer to use keyboard for typing or you spend most of your time in front of a desktop computer, then WhatsApp web is the way to go.

WhatsApp web is fairly easy to access and there won’t be any installation of additional software or plugin. It is accessible via a common web browser like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge and Safari. Before you proceed, please make sure that you are using the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone and is connected to the internet. Here is how to use WhatsApp web on desktop computer.

Open your web browser and head to and you’ll see a large QR code for you to scan.
WhatsApp Web QR Code

Open WhatsApp on your phone. Tap on the Menu (three vertical dots icon) and select WhatsApp Web
Whatsapp Menu

WhatsApp web menu

 Tap on the + icon which is located in the top-right on your phone
WhatsApp web add device

Now, use the QR code scanner on your phone device to scan the QR code displayed on the page.

Once the scanning is done, your list of conversations will appear on your browser and you are ready to go. Lastly, if you are using the WhatsApp web on a public desktop computer, it is important that you logout when you’re done using WhatsApp web. From your phone, Tap on log out from all computers and this will log you out from WhatsApp web.

Frequently Asked Question and Answer
Q: Can I use the WhatsApp web on a Mac or Linux computer?
Yes, WhatsApp web is supported on Windows, Mac and Linux

Q: Can I create a new Group or leave an existing Group?
A: Yes, you can create or leave a group chat via WhatsApp web

Q: What can I share in WhatsApp Web?
A: Similar to WhatsApp on your phone, you can share photos, contacts, videos, and documents