How to use WhatsApp on Mac Via WhatsApp Web and Desktop App

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WhatsApp Web

Despite recent controversies around changes in policies, WhatsApp remains the most popular messaging platform with billions of users. With most of our communication happening through this ubiquitous app, it’s only fair that we want to stay connected on most devices we use. So while the Facebook-owned app is primarily designed for mobile phones📱, you can easily access WhatsApp on your Mac đź’» to improve your communication flow. 

So let’s find out how to use WhatsApp on your MacBook

There are two ways you can use the messaging app on your Mac.

Use WhatsApp Web 

WhatsApp Web on Mac

Step 1: Head to the WhatsApp Web URL in either Safari, Firefox, or Chrome.

Step 2: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone, and tap on the Settings tab. 

Step 3: Tap on WhatsApp Web/Desktop which will bring up the QR scanner. 

Step 4: Use the QR scanner on your iPhone to scan the code on WhatsApp web on your browser. 

Step 5: Wait for WhatsApp Web to load your messages on the desktop site. 

And that’s it. You should be able to use WhatsApp on your Mac or any other PC to send and receive messages without picking up your phone all the time. 

Use WhatsApp Desktop App

If you want to use WhatsApp on your Mac without a browser, you’re in luck. The company launched desktop apps for both Mac and PCs, so let’s find out how to download and use the desktop app to send and receive messages easily. 

Step 1: Visit the WhatsApp download link on your browser, and click on the DOWNLOAD FOR MAC OS X button. Once downloaded, simply install the app and open it. You can download the app directly through the App Store as well which is slightly more convenient. 

Step 2: Once you’ve downloaded the WhatsApp Desktop app, the process is the same as above. Open WhatsApp on iPhone, navigate to Settings, tap on WhatsApp Web/Desktop, and scan the QR code on the desktop app. 

You’ll now see all your conversations on the desktop! 

Note: WhatsApp needs to stay connected to your iPhone to sync messages, so make sure it’s connected to WiFi at all times. 

Is there any other tutorial you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments below!


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