How to use WhatsApp on Desktop?

WhatsApp on your computer does not run natively as it relies on your phone installation of WhatsApp to work. Other apps such as Telegram have their standalone web and desktop apps for Windows 10 and macOS but as usual, WhatsApp is an exception. But there are still ways to use WhatsApp on your computer and we are going to share some great tips with you for the same.

WhatsApp Web

Using the link given above, you can go to the web page to access WhatsApp web inside any browser. Once the page as loaded, take your phone out and open the WhatsApp app. Once the app is opened, just click on the menu and then tap onĀ WhatsApp Web. Now, you will see that the webpage you opened has a QR code. This code is to be scanned in the WhatsApp app and once you scan it, the page will reload and you will be able to use WhatsApp on your computer.

WhatsApp Windows App

The Windows 10 app for WhatsApp basically is a standalone app that does not need any browser window to be opened to be used. Setting it up is very easy and you just have to scan the QR code which is the exact same process that you follow to setup WhatsApp in your browser. Once it is set up, the app will work alone like a standalone app but it still needs your phone to connect to WhatsApp.

WhatsApp macOS App

On macOS, people mostly tend to use native apps rather than the web versions of these products or services. Since WhatsApp does not have a native app on any platform, you have an app similar to what you get on Windows 10. Setting up WhatsApp app for macOS is very easy and all you need to do is scan the QR code on your phone in order to activate and use it.