The world’s most popular messaging app now on your PC
A practical version of the app for PC
Your mobile device needs to have internet connection for it to work
Only works on Windows 8 or higher
WhatsApp is a messaging app (linked to your mobile number) that allows you to send and receive messages for free via the internet. You can create groups, plus send videos, images, voice notes, and even documents. Initially it was only available to use on mobile devices, then as a web version, and now it’s finally available as a program for PC.
WhatsApp for PC is an extension of the mobile app, and both are synchronized, meaning you can see all the messages you send from your phone on your computer, and vice versa. For this reason, it’s advisable you keep your phone connected to Wi-Fi to avoid using up your data plan.
First of all, you need to have WhatsApp on your mobile. Once you have downloaded and installed it on your computer, open the program and a QR code will appear which you will need to scan with your phone. To do so, you’ll need to go the WhatsApp Settings on your phone, and head to the WhatsApp Web section. Once you’re there, your phone’s camera will open up for you to scan the QR code from your computer. Once scanned and validated, all of your chats and messages will appear on your phone and PC.
The PC version has exactly the same interface and appearance as the mobile version, so there’s nothing new to learn. You need to make sure your phone is connected to the internet at all times for WhatsApp to sync and work on your PC.
Not just yet. For now, it only works on Windows 8 or higher. It includes notifications and keyboard shortcuts, as well as the all-important emoji keyboard. If you’re running your PC on an older version of Windows, head to the web version for now.