With over a billion users worldwide, WhatsApp is the most popular smartphone messaging app out there right now. Owned by Facebook Inc, WhatsApp was exclusive to smartphones until about a year ago before it launched WhatsApp Web so that PC users can read and send messages without touching the desktop.
WhatsApp for Windows 10/8
While WhatsApp Web is easy to setup and use, it doesn’t provide the app or desktop client experience. WhatsApp has listened to users’ feedback and released a dedicated WhatsApp program for Windows as well Mac. In short, PC users can now use WhatsApp right from the desktop without a web browser.
WhatsApp for Windows 10 and Windows 8 desktop is more or less like WhatsApp for smartphones. It allows send and receive text, photo, video, and audio files with ease. In addition to that, there is an important feature: live notification.
Install WhatsApp on Windows 10/8
Here is how to download and install WhatsApp on Windows 10/8:
Step 1: Visit this official page of WhatsApp website and download WhatsApp for Windows setup.
Step 2: Run the downloaded setup to see the following screen.
Step 3: Connect your smartphone to the internet and open the WhatsApp app. Please make sure that you’re running the latest version of WhatsApp to avoid possible issues.
Using the WhatsApp app on your smartphone, you need to scan the QR being shown on your Windows 10/8 desktop program.
On iPhone, open WhatsApp > Settings > WhatsApp Web to scan the QR code.
On Android, open WhatsApp > Menu > WhatsApp Web to scan the QR code.
On Windows Phone, Open WhatsApp > Menu > WhatsApp web to scan the QR code.
Scan the QR code and then tap “Ok. Got it” or similar button when you see it.
Step 4: Once the QR code is scanned, you will be able to use the WhatsApp for Windows 10/8 desktop on your PC. That’s it!
Please note that your smartphone must have an active internet connection in order to use WhatsApp for Windows 10/8 desktop app.