Facebook owns WhatsApp Messenger, or simply WhatsApp, and it is a most popular communication application. What’s interesting is that it’s a free service. Now it is available for various platforms including Android, iOS, Windows and macOS. This is more popular than ever. As a result, users want to access different devices. WhatsApp has now developed methods that can be used by any Internet-connected device. In this guide, we are talking about how to use WhatsApp on your computer or any device.
Note: When using the WhatsApp on your computer and smartphone, both must be connected to the internet. If smartphone disconnected internet connection, you won’t able to use this on your computer.
Use WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp Web method is the easiest way to use WhatsApp on your computer. This works on internet browsers, and you do not need to download any additional software. Because it works on Internet browsers, so you can use it on a Linux operating system. Follow these steps.
- Open the Whatsapp mobile app and then open the menu by clicking the three dots at the top right corner.
- Select the WhatsApp Web option.
- Go to the WhatsApp Web using this link.
- The web page has a QR code. Scan it on your phone from the WhatsApp Web option opened before step.
- Now you can see your conversations on the internet browser, and you can chat with each other using the web interface.
If you checked the ‘keep me signed in’ checkbox, you don’t have to scan the QR again and again.
Download WhatsApp for Windows/Mac
WhatsApp offers a Windows and Mac application. This method seems like the web method. Follow these steps.
- Visit the official WhatsApp website using this link.
- Download the application depending on your requirements. (Mac or Windows)
- Once you downloaded it, install it on your computer using the downloaded setup.
- After installed launch it.
- Now you have to scan the QR code as the WhatsApp web method.
Use Android Emulator
You can download android apps on your computer using Emulator. If you install WhatsApp on it, image scanning is no longer necessary as it works like the web option. Here I posted another guide about how to run Android apps on Windows 10.