How to Use WhatsApp on PC? (Windows/MAC Desktop and Laptop)

WhatsApp on PC

In this article, we will show you how you can access or use WhatsApp on a PC (For both Windows and MAC desktop & laptops) with two different ways and impact of WhatsApp on our lives. By the end of this post you will see how easy it is to access WhatsApp on your desktop and laptop.

In today’s digital age, communication plays a vital role in our personal and professional lives. With the advancement of technology, messaging applications have become an integral part of our daily interactions.

Among the various messaging platforms available, WhatsApp stands out as a frontrunner, transforming the way we connect and communicate with others.

In the past, you should remember, we used SMS services to send text messages to communicate with our friends, family members, or for any business concern by sending SMS. However, it is chargeable by carrier services.

Nowadays we almost forgot SMS, because many mobile applications like WhatsApp have taken place and reduced the usage of SMS services.

What is WhatsApp? Revolutionizing Communication and Connectivity 

Sure, you are aware of the most used messaging mobile application called WhatsApp. It can be used in most smartphones by downloading from their stores (like; Android, iOS, Symbian, Windows, etc.).

WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by Jan Koum and Brian Acton with the vision of creating a simple and secure messaging platform.

Since its inception, WhatsApp has rapidly gained popularity worldwide, boasting billions of active users.

The platform’s success can be attributed to its user-friendly interface, seamless cross-platform compatibility, and a wide range of features that enhance communication and connectivity.

The best part of WhatsApp is that it allows users to send text messages, images, documents, videos, contacts, GPS locations, etc. WhatsApp also allows users to establish audio and video calls.

Earlier, video calls allowed conferences between 4 WhatsApp users but now 32 participants can be active on a video call at one time.

The only thing it requires is an active internet connection. Yes, it works with your internet connection, whether it’s your mobile carrier or a WiFi connection.

How to Access WhatsApp on a Desktop or Laptop?

However, there are a few third-party tricks available to use WhatsApp on your PC like by installing the Bluestacks App Player.

We personally don’t recommend you to install Bluestacks or such applications on your PC. It may sometimes make your computer performance slow.

Apart from that, there are two (2) official methods to access or use WhatsApp on any of your Windows/Mac desktop or laptop computers as below:

  • WhatsApp Web
  • Download WhatsApp for PC

Important: WhatsApp must be installed on your smartphone. Hereby, follow below both described methods one by one.

Using WhatsApp Web

WhatsApp Web is a new feature that allows you to access and chat with any of your computer browsers. This is the smart way to communicate with your beloved from direct PC’s.

This will require an internet connection in your PC.

Follow the steps given below to use WhatsApp Web on your Windows or Mac PC:

Step 1. Go to your PC and open any desired web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc.).

Step 2. Navigate to browser’s address bar and type or click below link to open directly in your default browser

Step 3. A page will come up on your web page with a QR code along with some instructions in order to use WhatsApp on your Windows or Mac computer.

WhatsApp web on browser QR scanner


Step 4. Further steps need to be done from your smartphone (Android, iOS or any).

  1. Launch WhatsApp messenger on your smartphone.
  2. Go to the Menu tab and select Linked devices
  3. On the next screen, click on Link a device and a QR scanner will appear on your mobile screen
  4. Now go to your computer screen and scan the QR code (Step 3)

how to access WhatsApp on Windows pc


Step 5. By doing the above steps, you successfully paired your smartphone with your computer desktop or laptop.

Now it’s faster to use WhatsApp on your PC and send messages, pictures, etc to your contacts.

use Whatsapp in pc

Download WhatsApp for PC

The second and easiest method is to use WhatsApp on your PC and this can be done by downloading and installing official WhatsApp on your PC. It is a completely trouble-free process.

You just need to download and install WhatsApp application on your Windows or Mac PC like a program. Open when you need to communicate with your contacts on WhatsApp.

Download WhatsApp on a Windows PC or on a MacBook
  • For Windows PC, it requires, Windows 8 and higher (32-bit & 64-bit version).
  • If you are using an Apple Mac then, it requires Mac OS X 10.9 or higher.

Once it’s installed, double click it and open it up. Then, follow step 4 in Method 1 and you will be able to send messages, pictures, etc from your PC.

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