How to use WhatsApp on your Windows PC or laptop

How to use WhatsApp on your Windows PC or laptop

To run WhatsApp on your Windows computer, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the official web app login page, and you'll be taken to a QR code on the screen.
  2. Open the WhatsApp QR scanner on your phone and scan the QR code on your PC.
  3. You'll PC will be logged in into your WhatsApp account in a few seconds.

So you want to use WhatsApp on your Windows PC? If that’s the case, keep reading—you’ve come to the right place for the solution.

With more than two billion monthly active users, WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world. It’s no surprise, then, that with such soaring popularity with people—a lot of whom tend to be computer workers—some would want to use it on your PC as well. And why not? There’s no point in constantly picking up your phone to check the beeping notifications, when you can simply open it up on your desktop. So let’s get started.

How to use WhatsApp on Windows PC

There are two broad ways to go about doing this. First, you can either download the WhatsApp desktop app and then open your messaging account from the app itself. Or, you can make use of the all famous WhatsApp web app. We’ll cover both the ways one by one.

So let’s start with the desktop app first.

Download and use the WhatsApp desktop app

The WhatsApp desktop will come handy if you’re planning to deal with WhatsApp message on your PC on a constant basis. To get started with WhatsApp desktop, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the official WhatsApp app downloads page, and grab the desktop app from there.
  2. Install and launch the application.
  3. When the app gets launched, you’ll get asked to scan the QR code on your PC. Open the WhatsApp Settings in your phone, click on the QR code next to your profile picture, and select SCAN CODE.

The app will get logged in a few seconds. Unless you log out of the app, you'll always see the main menu of your WhatsApp account.

Use WhatsApp on Windows through the Web-app

Alternatively, you can also rely on the desktop web app for log in. Head to the official web app login page at https://web.whatsapp.com/.

You’ll instantly get taken to the web-app login page. Once you’re there, log in again with your smartphone’s QR scanner, just as you did in the method above. The WhatsApp web app will be logged into your WhatsApp account in a few seconds. Now you respond to all the notifications and messages right from your desktop itself.

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Opening and using WhatsApp on your Windows PC

And that’s about it, folks. These are some of the easiest methods to open your WhatsApp right from your desktop. Hopefully, one of the methods did the trick for you, and now you don’t have to pick or look for your phone overtime you get an important message or WhatsApp notification.

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