Send messages on the web using the WhatsApp website.WhatsApp web on the desktop…
WhatsApp is an excellent communication tool that makes it easy and free to send messages and files for free, but sometimes it’s easy to type messages on your keyboard, or you want to simplify the use of desktop apps.
There are no tablet apps on WhatsApp, and sometimes computers are easier to use, so WhatsApp Web is useful for a range of features.
This is how you set up WhatsApp Web on your computer or tablet.
How to set up WhatsApp Web on desktop
It’s easy to visit the WhatsApp website – all you need is your computer and the phone that is logged in to WhatsApp.
First, go to https://web.whatsapp.com/ and you’ll encounter a large QR code, a square of black and white boxes.
Now download WhatsApp to your phone, press the menu button (the three vertical dots at the top left of the screen) and select the WhatsApp website.
You’ll see a list of registered desktops and tablets, so if your computer is already connected to WhatsApp, it will appear in this list (although you won’t see a QR code on WhatsApp).
To sign in to a new device, press the white + sign in the upper-right corner of the menu, which will launch the camera – you may need to grant WhatsApp permission (if you haven’t already done so).
Now align the box in the camera with the QR code on the computer screen – if possible, the camera on your phone will turn off and WhatsApp will open on your computer. If it does not work, try refreshing the computer page and try again.
How to use WhatsApp web on an iPad or Android tablet
Setting up WhatsApp on a browser on your tablet is a bit difficult because your tablet browser doesn’t seem to allow you to use WhatsApp – it will prompt you to download the app.
However, accessing the app store on your tablet will tell you that the app is unavailable – that’s right.
The solution to this problem is to request a desktop website on your tablet that shows you the page that appears on your computer, not the page you see on your tablet.
To do this on Safari on your iPad, press and hold the Refresh Page button on the right side of the top URL bar. After a few moments, you’ll be asked to request a desktop location – press this button and you’ll see the same page on your computer. This can be a little mood, so if you can’t use it right away, try it a few times.
On Chrome on your Android tablet, press the menu button on your browser, which is located in the top three dots in the top right corner of the screen. One of the options in the menu is “Desktop Location” with a checkmark next to it – select this option and the page will reload to the desktop version.