WhatsApp has become the instant messaging application par excellence, worldwide it has more than 2,000 million active accounts, its success lies in the fact that both adults and children use it daily, and while they mainly do it from their mobile phones every more and more people are also doing it from their computer.
And it is that you may not know it, but in 2015 the company extended a version called WhatsApp Web , which, as its name indicates, allows you to connect from the browser through your PC or your tablet. It is important to note that this service only works if you have a WhatsApp account with an added phone number, if you do n’t have the mobile app you won’t be able to use it.
WhatsApp Web can be a good option when you’re working or studying on your computer and you don’t want to or can’t pick up your mobile, although everyone can use it however they want. Over the years, the company has been adding functions until it has a web page where you can do the same as from your smartphone, including the possibility of connecting with different devices at the same time,
How to connect to WhatsApp Web from the computer
Connecting to WhatsApp from your computer is an easy process, as is its use, so anyone regardless of their technological knowledge can do it. As we have already said, the only requirements to activate it are having WhatsApp installed on the mobile and an Internet connection.
To start, we will have to open the WhatsApp Web page in the browser of our PC, simply by typing it, it will appear. Then we go to our phone, open WhatsApp and click on the icon of the three points that is in the upper right part of our screen.
The next thing will be to press the Linked devices option , here we will give Link a device which will take us to the camera. When we have opened WhatsApp Web, we will have seen a QR code, we just have to point our phone at that code for the platform to link our account.
Once this is done, all our conversations will appear on the screen of our PC, WhatsApp Web works in all browsers, be it Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge or others.
Once you have synchronized your account on your PC, you will no longer need to repeat this process every time you want to use WhatsApp Web, if you stay logged in you will be able to open it directly in your browser, even when your mobile is turned off.
How to connect from an Android tablet or iPad
The initial intention of the company was to develop a platform to be able to use WhatsApp from a computer, although that does not prevent you from doing it from another device, in this case from a tablet or iPad.
The way to do it is basically the same, all you have to do is open your browser and activate the desktop mode, clicking on the icon of the three points that is usually placed in the upper right part of your screen.
Then the process is the same, open WhatsApp Web, go to Link device on your phone and scan the QR code. And with the latest updates, you can even connect to WhatsApp Web from another smartphone, just like with a tablet.