How to Use WhatsApp on Your Windows PC or Laptop

So you want to use WhatsApp on your Windows PC? If so, keep reading – you’ve come to the right place to find the solution.

With over two billion monthly active users, WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging app. So it’s no surprise that with such growing popularity among people – many of whom tend to be IT people – some would want to use it on your PC as well. And why not? There’s no point constantly picking up your phone to check for sound notifications, when you can just open it on your desktop. So let’s get started.

How to Use WhatsApp on a Windows PC

There are two main ways to do this. First, you can either download the WhatsApp desktop app and then open your messaging account from the app itself. Or, you can use the popular WhatsApp web application. We will cover both ways one by one.

So let’s start with the desktop app first.

Download and use the WhatsApp desktop application

WhatsApp desktop will come in handy if you plan to deal with WhatsApp messages on your PC on a regular basis. To get started with WhatsApp desktop, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the official WhatsApp app download page and get the desktop app from there.
  2. Install and launch the app.
  3. When the app is launched, you will be prompted to scan the QR code on your PC. Open WhatsApp settings on your phone, click on the QR code next to your profile picture and select SCAN CODE.

The app will be connected in a few seconds. Unless you log out of the app, you will still see the main menu for your WhatsApp account.

Use WhatsApp on Windows through the web app

You can also rely on the desktop web app to log in. Go to the official web app login page at

You will be instantly redirected to the login page of the web application. Once you’re there, reconnect with your smartphone’s QR scanner, just like you did in the method above. The WhatsApp web application will be connected to your WhatsApp account within seconds. Now you respond to all notifications and messages directly from your desktop itself.

Open and use WhatsApp on your Windows PC

And that’s about it, folks. Here are some of the easiest ways to open your WhatsApp right from your desktop. Hope one of the methods did the trick for you, and now you don’t have to pick or search for your phone for overtime, you get an important message or WhatsApp notification.

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