WhatsApp Web service is now highly acknowledged since it gives the ability to use the application within your web browser. It functions as a mirror of the Whatsapp you can use on your computer instead of using it on the phone. In case, you’re working on your computer during a busy time, it’s time to save time by avoiding the hassles of using a mobile.
It works by scanning a QR Code. For that, you’ve to open the WhatsApp on your Android phone while making sure that you’re running the latest version 2.11>>>go to web.whatsapp.com on Chrome >>>scan the QR code using your smartphone’s camera. You can do so by using the WhatsApp app. With this, you can connect the phone to the web app.
What is WhatsApp Web?
The popular smartphone messaging app WhatsApp is now available for communication with friends from via PC. “WhatsApp Web,” gives the users the ability to read and send messages without interfering with the rest of the applications. You can use it directly from web browsers.
To set up and log in to WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop, or Portal, all you’ve to go do is to follow a ser of instructions. Have a look below.
Open WhatsApp on phone: Android: CHATS tab > More options > WhatsApp Web, and iPhone: Settings > WhatsApp Web/Desktop.
Now you’ve to use the mobile device to scan the QR code on the computer. In case you’re attempting to scan the QR code, follow the other steps.
Tap Android: Scan QR code. For iPhone, scan QR Code. When prompted, select Done.
While following these methods, you have to remember that you can only be logged into one session at a time when you are using the WhatsApp web, WhatsApp desktop, or portal.
How to use WhatsApp Web?
You can get access to the application by two methods.
First, the WhatsApp web that works as the web-based application of WhatsApp. The second is the WhatsApp desktop application that can be downloaded directly to the computer.
Both WhatsApp web and desktop are the Computer Based extensions of the original WhatsApp account available on your phone. You can get the messages you send and receive that are synced between the phone and computer.
It will give the ability to see messages on both the device. There are ways for getting around the application on your tablet, and personal computer.
The WhatsApp web sync method with the mobile application will help you to proceed towards sending and receiving WhatsApp messages from the computer. No matter whatever action you take on the phone, it will apply to the WhatsApp version on the computer and vice versa.
You can download the application WhatsApp desktop for the web browser-based version.
Follow these below-mentioned steps to view WhatsApp in the web browser:
open the PC Tablet browser or laptop>>> go to web.WhatsApp.com on the Android phone>>>go to WhatsApp>>> tap on the three dots that you will see in the top right corner >>>choose WhatsApp web.
On the iPhone, go to start>>> WhatsApp >>>tap the icons for settings available at the bottom left corner>>> WhatsApp desktop or WhatsApp web.
While doing this, you will be prompted to use the camera of the smartphone to scan the QR Code.
At that point, you have to point the phone camera at the computer screen for scanning the code. Again, the WhatsApp web application will automatically change the browser and remain active unless you log out from the computer or the phone.
You can also select the option on the phone by returning to the WhatsApp web menu>>> then choose the log out from all devices.
In case of logging out from the PC, you can do so by touching the three dots available at the top of the conversation thread >>> choose log out.
Install the WhatsApp web on a computer, follow these steps.
Install WhatsApp web desktop, available for PC or Mac. You can do this by accessing whatapp.com/download.
Click download button(green)to install the WhatsApp application >>>find that file in downloads folder >>> double-click it to install.
On Windows, you should follow the steps that are mentioned in the installer’. On a Mac device, simply drag the WhatsApp icon to applications folder>>>Start the WhatsApp application on the desktop. Follow the process that is similar to the above.
The app will ensure that you’re logged into WhatsApp until you choose to log out.
At this point, you must remember that WhatsApp can be installed on the computer. It will run on the operating system is Windows 8 or a newer one the other option available is Mac OS X 10.9 on newer.
How to Logout web.whatsapp.com?
You can now choose to log out of WhatsApp from WhatsApp desktop or WhatsApp web.
For that, follow the below-mentioned steps.
Open WhatsApp web for WhatsApp desktop>>> click menu or go to above your chats ist>>> choose to log out to remove the WhatsApp account from the portal.
You have to follow some other steps logging out on Android. When you want to log out of WhatsApp web portal or WhatsApp desktop from your phone, follow these below mentioned steps.
Open WhatsApp>>> the chats tab more options of WhatsApp web>>> tap the portal listed or computer >>>tap log out >>>then go to logout from all devices.
When you want to logout of WhatsApp from all devices at a time, then you have to include WhatsApp web/WhatsApp portal/WhatsApp desktop.
Follow these steps for Android. Open WhatsApp>>> tap chats>>> more options >>>WhatsApp web logout from all devices.
Follow these steps for the iPhone.
Open WhatsApp>>> go to settings>>>go to WhatsApp web or desktop>>> go to logout from all devices>>>go to log out.
How to transfer files?
When you wish to send a document to a WhatsApp contact on the desktop or laptop version, then you have to click the paper clip icon>>>go to drop-down menu >>>go to options for sharing a photo or video>>>take a photo with the webcam share document>>>click on document >>>select the file you want to share.
How to send GIFs on Web.Whatsapp.com?
When you go to WhatsApp Web, you can’t upload the custom gift from the computer. In that case, WhatsApp will convert the uploaded the gift to a static JPEG format.
It will also show an alert by the caption “this file was changed from the original. Learn more”. >>> click on learn more and you will see a message that will pop up saying “custom GIF animations are not currently supported”.
The restriction is applied to the WhatsApp web. But in WhatsApp web, you can still get the convenience of only send GIF with the help of GIPHY. The functionality to access it is: click on the smiley that is available on the left of the chat bar >>>click on the GIF icon that you will see in the bottom left.
Other than this, WhatsApp does not support linking animated GIF. But, if you try to send a link to a GIF, you can see that the link will be sent properly.
How To Use and update the Status Feature in Whats App Web?
How to get WhatsApp dark mode on a desktop?
There are several constraints on the WhatsApp web.
It cannot upload a new state.
You can just see the status that is already uploaded by you on the mobile pho.
Besides, the WhatsApp web doesn’t allow updating the new status.
You won’t get the option of deleting the status.
It will not allow you to check the friends who viewed your status.
So, there are a lot of missing entities on the WhatsApp web. It will really make you feel disappointed.
If you are willing to use the new feature on WhatsApp web, it’s worth reading the tutorial that lists the steps for the same.
Steps to use the status feature:
In the new web.whatsapp.com version, open WhatsApp web on the PC>>>click on the status icon. Here, you can see that you will get a black user interface.
In the left panel, go to find your status detail>>>again, in the right panel you will get the option for the update. Here, you will get the images and videos that already updated by you.
From the left pane, select status and see the status of your friends. The status will not appear in the full-screen mode on your browser. Here, you can see that there is a reply panel just below the video or image.
For reply, tap on the reply panel>>>type your reply >>>click on the outward mail icon >>> send it.
Currently, the team of WhatsApp is working on the addition of new features and making it function just like the mobile counterpart.
How to get WhatsApp Desktop Dark Mode?
WhatsApp Desktop Dark Mode isn’t regarded as a modded version of WhatsApp. Rather, it sticks to simply injecting styling to the source files.
The developer has created a NodeJS installation script using and turned it in the form of an executable file.
Follow these steps turn WhatsApp Desktop into Dark Mode:
Step 1: Download WhatsApp Desktop.
Step 2: Download WhatsApp Desktop Dark Mode that is particularly designed for Windows or macOS from.
For example, you can try to get a Windows version from https://github.com/m4heshd/whatsapp-desktop-dark/releases/download/0.3.4479/WADark-0.3.4479-Windows.zip and macOS version from https://github.com/m4heshd/whatsapp-desktop-dark/releases/download/0.3.4479/WADark-0.3.4479-macOS.zip.
Step 3: extract the downloaded ZIP file>>> run WADark.exe/ WADark in the root.
For everything, the developer’s instructions state that you should ensure WhatsApp Desktop is running before the installation of this dark mode. You’ve to just wait for some time to get it up and running.
Hope you have liked our detailed guide on how to use the WhatsApp web application. If you face any troubles while using it, it advisable to contact the team and solve the issues.