WhatsApp the most popular messaging app with over 200 million users around the world is getting more features in each year. One of the major update it got on January 21st, 2015 is WhatsApp Web.
WhatsApp users could use the app on a desktop browser after the launch of Whatsapp Web.
WhatsApp usually stores our chats on our own mobile phone device. With WhatsApp Web, this local chat data is sent to cloud storage and this data can be accessed from desktop after verification.
These steps are completely encrypted and so an intruder can not access our chat data.
QR code technology is used here to make the verification process easier.
Connecting WhatsApp to Computer
Rather than developing a native desktop app, WhatsApp introduced a web app to work with WhatsApp web. So we need a browser to access WhatsApp on our computer.
From Our Computer
1. Open Any Browser On Our Computer
First, we have to open any browser on our computer. Some of the popular browsers used are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer.
2. Go To web.whatsapp.com
In the address bar, type web.whatsapp.com to get the whatsapp web application.
The usage of WhatsApp web is explained in this page in simple steps. On the right side, We can see a QR code. This QR code is to be scanned from our mobile device to connect it.
From Our Mobile
1. Tap on Ellipsis Icon
Tap on the Ellipsis icon on the top right corner.
2. Click on Settings
Select Settings option from the popup.
3. Select WhatsApp Web
Select WhatsApp Web menu from the options.
4. Scan The QR Code in The Computer Screen
Show the camera to our computer monitor to scan the QR code.
Now our WhatApp is connected to the computer. We also get the list of logged in devices as below.
Now on our computer, we can see all the chats and statuses.