WhatsApp web on computer
Now you can install Vatsap on the computer. This is done in 2 ways: through a browser, using the Vatsap Web cloud service (in this case, you do not need to download anything), or using a special program that must first be installed on a laptop, desktop computer or tablet. Both options complement the telephone profile, while the usual functions of Vatsap are saved on all connected electronic devices..
WhatsApp on the computer.
Sent or received messages, photos, audio files are synchronized between gadgets: all operations performed on the smartphone are simultaneously displayed in the web version of the application on the computer, and vice versa.
Which browsers support WhatsApp online
The web version of the messenger works well in the following browsers:
The developer warns that a small part of the functions of the “green” messenger on the computer may be lost.
How to log into whatsapp web
You need to access the Internet through any of these browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Edge, enter the name of the official WhatsApp Web site in the address bar and read the QR code located on the right on the main page using your smartphone. Whether it’s Android, iPhone or Windows Phone, the principle is the same. The QR scanner is easy to find in the WhatsApp app.
If you have an Android operating system, you need to open Vatsap and, without going into chats, click on 3 vertical points in the upper right corner. In the menu that appears, select the third line from the bottom – WhatsApp Web. After that, you will be asked to scan the code. Bring the phone to the monitor and hold it for a few seconds opposite the barcode. After the camera recognizes it, in a separate browser window you will see an instant messenger deployed to the entire width of the screen.
If you have an iPhone, go to “Settings” (the icon is a gear wheel in the lower right corner), select WhatsApp Web (second line from the top), move the smartphone closer to the PC monitor, recognize the QR code and “Vatsap” is configured on the computer.
Whatsap code to scan.
In the case of WhatsApp for Windows Phone, click on the “Menu” (3 horizontal white dots on a black square), click on the WhatsApp Web line, and then you are prompted to scan a QR code. Relate the camera of the smartphone and the image of the hologram on the PC, after a moment the information is read, and you can go to the online version of “Vatsap”.
To end the session on the computer, you need to go to the messenger on the phone, click on the “Menu” or “Settings” icon, go to WhatsApp Web and click “Exit from all devices”. The program will ask for confirmation. We select “Exit” and instantly find ourselves on the main page of the site. To enter, you need to point the phone to the screen and read the quick response code.
It happens that the barcode is not recognized in any way. The problem is most likely in the camera. Verify that it is working properly. If you see a blurry image (the camera cannot focus), it means that you will not be able to scan the code, and this is the only way to enter the “WhatsApp” on the computer.
Anyone taking your phone and gaining access to the WhatsApp account can easily install your “WhatsApp” on their PC and read the correspondence. To do this, he needs to read the QR code on the monitor as described above. If this happens, you need to exit sessions from all devices on your smartphone.
What are the benefits of the web version?
Whatsapp web on computer.
WhatsApp’s online browser version is a good alternative to the familiar phone app. Reading messages on the big screen is much more convenient. In addition, it saves time, because you do not need to be distracted by a pocket gadget. You can correspond, without looking up from the PC screen. No need to download and install any programs, no login needed, you just go to the WhatsApp Web service and scan the barcode. After this, the messenger opens in the browser. Now you can safely work on your computer and see all the messages on your phone.
How to use Vatsap on a computer
The second way to correspond in WhatsApp on a computer is browser-free, using special software. The program can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Microsoft Store. There are special requirements for the operating system: you need Windows 8.1 or later or macOS 10.10 and later. If you have other software, you cannot install the application.
Installing the utility on Windows
- Go to the download page in the computer browser and download the file with the extension .exe.
- Open it and install WhatsApp on your computer.
- Launch the application and scan the QR code by phone.
- Log in and start chatting.
Installing the utility on macOS
- In an Internet browser go to the download page and download the file with the extension .zip.
- After loading open it.
- Install the application on a computer.
- During the first installation, the system will offer to add WhatsApp to the “Programs” folder and to the “Dock” panel.
- Complete the installation and run the messenger on the computer
- Read QR code by phone.
- Log in and start chatting.
You can also download the application from the Apple App Store..
You can find and scan a QR code as follows:
- on Android: Chats > Other options > 3 vertical dots > WhatsApp Web;
- on iPhone (for iOS not older than 8.1): Round gear “Settings” > WhatsApp Web;
- on Windows Phone 8.1 and later: Chats > Menu > Whatsapp web.
WhatsApp development for computer does not support ARM processors and Linux operating system.
Manage your profile on WhatsApp Web
You can edit the information and change the profile in “Vatsap Web” on the computer in the same way as in the smartphone.
To change the photo and status you need:
- In the upper left corner, click on the profile photo. The second option is to click on the “Menu” button and select the “Profile” line.
- Point the cursor on the image and select “Change profile photo”.
- Add new photo.
- To edit the status, you need the “Pencil” icon. You need to click on it and enter a new text.
To go to the contact profile, you will need:
- Choose a chat that interests you.
- Click on the person’s name at the top of the chat.
- “Contact Information” appears on the screen:
- avatar and status of the interlocutor;
- The files you shared
- all groups of which you and the person whose profile you are a member are.
How to communicate
Chatting on WhatsApp on a computer is no different from communicating on a phone. The monitor, as it were, is divided into 2 unequal parts: on the left, in a narrower window there is a list of chats, on the right there is a large field for correspondence inside a chat or group. To send a message, you need to open a chat (at the bottom there will be an empty input line for typing and selecting an emoji). Then click the green checkmark – the message will be sent to the addressee.
To forward a photo, video, text file or contact, use the clip icon at the top of the chat. At the same time, you can attach and send up to 30 photos or videos up to 16 MB in size. It is permissible to simply drag them into the input field. Photos can be taken on a computer camera and also attached with a paper clip.
To send an audio message, you need to open a chat, click on the microphone icon and say the text. After that, click on the “Confirm” checkbox – and a voice message will be sent. If you change your mind, just click on the “Cancel” icon.
To save photos or videos to a computer, select the file you need and click the down arrow “Download” in the upper right corner.
To forward someone else’s message, you need to hover over it, select “Menu” and click the “Forward message” checkbox. You can send several at once: after the first one is selected, press “Menu”, mark everything you want to forward, click on the icon in the form of an arrow to the right, select a chat or group and press “Send”.
These messages have a special mark: it is clear from it that the message does not belong to the sender.
Add new chat
To do this, press the “Menu” above the chats (3 vertical dots or a checkmark) and select “New chat”. In your contacts, find the right person and click on him – a clean chat will appear. Now you can write a message and click the green checkmark to send.
WhatsApp Web Keyboard Shortcuts
You can speed up your work and make your life a little easier with the help of hot keys.
Examples of their use:
- Ctrl + Alt + N – add a new chat;
- Ctrl + Alt + Shift + N – create a new group;
- Ctrl + Alt + Shift +] – go to the next chat];
- Ctrl + Alt + Shift + [- return to the previous one;
- Ctrl + Alt + E – archive chat;
- Ctrl + Alt + Shift + M – disable it;
- Ctrl + Alt + Backspace – delete;
- Ctrl + Alt + Shift + U – mark the message as unread;
- Ctrl + Alt + P – open the profile status;
- Ctrl + Alt + F – activate search.
For convenience, you can configure the Enter key so that pressing it means the “Send message” command. To do this, go to “Other options”, then to “Settings” and “Chats”. Here, turn the Enter key setting on or off.