WhatsApp on the computer - how to use it?

2022-11-23
WhatsApp on the computer - how to use it?

WhatsApp is currently the most popular instant messenger. It is used by as many as 2 billion people around the world. It is usually used in the form of an application on a mobile phone. Fewer people know that it is also available on the computer.


Can you use WhatsApp on your computer?

How to use WhatsApp on your computer! Installing it is not difficult at all. At the same time, WhatsApp Web synchronizes data with the application, allowing you to send and receive messages. This way you will duplicate your account and you will always be up to date with notifications.

What are the advantages of using the application on the computer?

By using the application on the computer, you can improve your communication, for example, in the company. It is also very common for WhatsApp to be used for other reasons, for example as a chat for a group of parents of students from one class. In this case, having to glance at the smartphone screen may be less convenient. On your computer you will get current messages and you will not miss anything, for example during work.
In addition to its popularity, this application has many more advantages. These include, for example, encryption of connections to secure them, ease of file sharing or intuitiveness. Thanks to this, using it on a computer is simply practical.
In fact, it is not much different from the smartphone version. Plus, it's just easier to transfer large files straight from your computer's hard drive.

How to install an application on a desktop - two ways:

Method No. 1

There are two ways to use WhatsApp on your computer: web or desktop.
First of all, make sure your phone app is up to date. If not, you need to update it. You can check it easily in the application or in the Google store.

Then go to web.whatsapp.com. There you will have to scan the QR code. In this way, you will confirm the compatibility of the profiles with each other. You need a code scanner on your smartphone. That's all it takes to use WhatsApp in the same version on both devices. Almost immediately, the messenger will be available on your computer.

Method No. 2 

There is another way to install it on your computer. It simply involves downloading Whatsapp to your computer and installing it on your device. In this case, you will also need a QR code. This is a good solution if other people also have access to your computer and there is a risk of intercepting content that you do not want to share. It is downloaded from the website: whatsapp.com/download. This works for Mac as well as Windows. You can secure the entrance to your account and your data will be safe.
You can always just set up two accounts - it's possible. This way you can have a separate account on your phone and a separate account on your computer. From the beginning of 2022, it is also possible to use WhatsApp on up to four devices, without the need for users to connect via smartphone.

What's the difference between WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop?

The main difference between them is that in the desktop version you can also make phone and video calls. It also has a minimize function, which can be very convenient during use. If you also like to make calls from WhatsApp, only this version will be for you.
However, it also has its downsides. If you want to download the application to your computer, it must meet certain requirements necessary for use. The computer must support at least Windows 8.1 or Mac OS 10.10. It must also have a minimum RAM capacity of 2 GB. If your hardware does not meet this requirement, you only have the browser option. At the same time, meeting only the minimum requirements, it may turn out that the application does not work well. The final choice should therefore depend on the capabilities and memory capacity of your computer.

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