WhatsApp can be used on your computer in two ways: by WhatsApp Web, through the internet browser, and by the WhatsApp for Computer application. The second can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store, App Store or the platform’s website and is compatible with Windows system, from version 8.1, and macOS 10.10 or later.
To assist in the WhatsApp for Computer installation process, TecMundo developed a simple and practical tutorial. Check out the step by step below.
How to install WhatsApp on your computer
1. On the WhatsApp website, select “Mac or Windows”.
Access the WhatsApp page on this link. From the home page, select the “Mac or Windows” option or go to the “Download” tab in the main menu.
2. Click on “DOWNLOAD FOR WINDOWS”.
You will be taken to the download page. Then, select the option “DOWNLOAD TO WINDOWS” or Mac, if that is your case.
3. Save the installer (.exe file) in a folder on your computer.
Choose an easily accessible folder and save the application installer by clicking on the indicated button.
4. After downloading, double click the file icon.
With the download complete, navigate to the folder where the file was saved and double-click the icon.
5. Wait for the loading and installation page.
6. Scan the QR code by the app on the mobile and access your account on the computer.
With the app downloaded and open, sign in via WhatsApp on your mobile. For iOS users, go to the settings page and select “Connected devices”. Click “Connect Device” and point the phone’s camera at the QR Code.
For Android users, click on the three dots on the top right of the screen which will open the “More options” menu. Select “Connected devices”, click “Connect device” and scan the QR code with the mobile phone camera.