WhatsApp is definitely one of the most popular messengers in the world. Naturally, it gained popularity mainly on smartphones. However, that doesn’t mean WhatsApp isn’t available on your computer.
We can actually run this program in two ways on both Windows hardware and macOS. Then how to run WhatsApp on your computer? It’s very simple, which I will also present to you in a short guide. Sit down at the computer, take your smartphone with you and go to work.
WhatsApp on a computer (PC and Mac) in two ways via a browser or an application
As I mentioned before, there are two ways to approach the topic of using WhatsApp on a computer. Let’s start with the simpler and definitely faster, i.e. the browser version of the messenger.
- We launch the browser you use WhatsApp supports the most popular programs such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Opera.
- We enter the WhatsApp Web page and we should see the above view.
- According to the instructions, we enter the WhatsApp settings on the smartphone and go to the Connected devices section , following the individual instructions related to, among others, with security.
- We direct the smartphone’s camera to the visible QR code and that’s it we should already be logged in to the computer and be able to continue using WhatsApp through the browser.
If you want to use WhatsApp regularly on your private computer, it is worth checking the Keep me logged in option to avoid repeating the above process every time.
How do I download WhatsApp to my desktop and use it on Windows or macOS?
The second option is an application that we install on our computer. In this case, the system requirements are Windows 8.1 (+ newer) or macOS 10.10 (+ newer).
If we do not meet these conditions, it remains possible to use the already presented browser version of WhatsApp. Meanwhile, let’s download the application itself. We can do it in many ways, the most popular are:
- directly from the WhatsApp website (for both Windows and macOS)
- from the Microsoft Store (for Windows)
- from the Apple Store App Store (for macOS)
In the case of Windows, it is worth paying attention to what version we download. If we use a 64-bit system (you can check it in the settings), it is worth choosing this variant.
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After installing the program, we will see exactly the same window as in the case of the browser version and the whole process is carried out in the same way.
How to use WhatsApp on your computer
As you can see, using WhatsApp on a computer is not difficult. On the other hand, the convenience of this solution allows you to stay on the big screen to be in constant contact with friends and family.
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