How To

How To Use WhatsApp From The Desktop

WhatsAp is now allowing users to chat via WhatsApp right from their desktops, but the draw back is that you must use Chrome browser.

The conversation and connection are still being managed by your phone but your phone number is registered with the App. This feature is only available if you upgrade WhatsApp, and sorry folks on iOS, this won’t work for you just yet.

This feature will work on Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, and Nokia S60. Addictivetips, has listed the steps to get this to work.

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Launch WhatsApp on your phone (make sure the app has been upgraded to the latest version). Tap the more button and select the WhatsApp Web option. Scan the QR code on the WhatsApp web interface from the mobile app to sign in on your desktop.

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Once the code has been scanned, you will be signed in to the service and all conversations on your phone will by synced to your browser. You can send files by clicking on the attachment icon at the top right of a conversation thread.

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When you sign in, i.e. before you scan the QR code, you can check the Keep me signed in option and you won’t have to sign in over and over (repeatedly scan the QR code with your phone) each time you want to use WhatsApp on your desktop. If you want to sign out, click the more button at the top right of the list of conversations and select ‘Log out’.

WhatsApp Web lets you edit your profile and delivers desktop notifications when you receive a new message. The messages are of course delivered through Chrome’s notification system.

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