If you wish to use WhatsApp to Web on your PC, there are two options: WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop. WhatsApp Web is a version of the service that can be accessed through a standard browser on Windows, macOS, or Linux. WhatsApp Desktop, on the other hand, is an application available for Mac and Windows.

WhatsApp Web allows you to access all of your chats using any compatible browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, etc., regardless of your PC’s operating system. To access WhatsApp Web, you need to visit the link web.whatsapp.com and then link your WhatsApp account to the web version.

WhatsApp Desktop is a separate application for Windows (version 8 and later) and macOS, which requires the installation of WhatsApp on your mobile phone to work properly. Unlike the web version, WhatsApp Desktop is a standalone program that you can launch directly from your PC.

Remember to check out our detailed guide on how to use WhatsApp Web and Desktop to make the most of both options. You can find all the latest news regarding these versions of WhatsApp at the end of the page. Furthermore, we will provide instructions on how to access WhatsApp Web/Desktop without using your phone, how to use it on tablets, how to log out from WhatsApp Web/Desktop, and how to use WhatsApp on multiple devices simultaneously. In addition, we will explain how to make video calls using both versions.

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How to download WhatsApp to Web (Desktop)

To download WhatsApp Desktop, it’s essential to do so only from the official WhatsApp website to ensure the software’s security. You can visit this page and choose the version suitable for your operating system, or use the following links:

– Download WhatsApp Desktop for Windows 8 and later (32-bit) – Download WhatsApp Desktop for Windows 8 and later (64-bit) – Download WhatsApp Desktop for macOS

Once the file is downloaded, double-click on it and follow the instructions to complete the installation, which will only take a short amount of time.


How to Access WhatsApp Web/Desktop

To access WhatsApp Web/Desktop, you will need your mobile phone on which you have installed WhatsApp. The procedure is simple:

  1. From your PC, visit web.whatsapp.com or launch the WhatsApp Desktop app for macOS or Windows. On the screen, you’ll see a QR code similar to the one shown above and some instructions.
  2. Open WhatsApp on your mobile phone, go to the app’s menu, and select “Linked Devices.” If you have never linked a device before, the QR code scanning will start automatically. Otherwise, select “Link a Device” and scan the QR code displayed on your PC.
  3. In just a few seconds, your WhatsApp chats will appear in the browser or the Desktop application.

You will be asked if you wish to activate desktop notifications to receive sound or visual alerts when you receive new messages. However, it’s important to note that for the notifications to work, the browser must be open (even if not necessarily active on the WhatsApp Web page). In some instances, you might have allowed the browser to run in the background, thereby allowing notifications to work even when it seems to be closed. However, this depends on the specific settings of the individual browser, and you’ll need to check its settings to see if this option is available or not.

After the initial login with the phone, you can use WhatsApp Web/Desktop even without having the phone nearby. Once WhatsApp Web or the app for macOS and Windows has been linked to your WhatsApp account, you can use them even if the phone is off or unavailable.

However, if you notice that conversations aren’t syncing between the phone and WhatsApp Web/Desktop, you might try resolving the issue by refreshing the browser page or restarting the application. In some cases, if your PC has been disconnected from the network for an extended period, WhatsApp Web/Desktop might not be updated with chats that occurred in the meantime on the phone.

A simple restart of the applications or the browser should resolve the issue and synchronize all conversations.

Use WhatsApp Web to access WhatsApp on your table

You can use WhatsApp Web to conveniently access WhatsApp on your tablet, whether it’s an iPad using Safari or an Android tablet. The procedure is similar to the one previously described for the web version on a PC. You need to open web.whatsapp.com using your tablet’s browser and then scan the QR Code with your smartphone, just as you would to connect to the web version from a PC. If the QR code does not appear, you might try selecting the “desktop site” option from your browser’s menu to view the site as if it were opened from a PC and not optimized for a tablet.

However, there are some limitations when using WhatsApp Web on a tablet, especially concerning notifications. You will only receive notifications if you keep the browser open in the foreground and not in the background like a regular application. This solution is more of a temporary or emergency measure, as it isn’t ideal for daily use.

Log Out 

To log out from WhatsApp Web/Desktop, follow these steps:

  1. Open the WhatsApp app on your phone and go to the menu (usually represented by three dots or horizontal lines).
  2. Select “Linked Devices” or something similar from the menu. Here, you will find a list of all active WhatsApp sessions.
  3. To disconnect a device, click on it in the list and then press “Log out”.

Alternatively, from WhatsApp Web/Desktop on the PC, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the menu represented by three dots or horizontal lines, located at the top left of the WhatsApp Web/Desktop screen.
  2. Select the “Log out” option to immediately start the disassociation between the PC and your phone.

It’s important to note that in addition to your phone, the same WhatsApp account can be linked to a maximum of 4 devices. Therefore, you might need to disconnect one of the existing devices to link a new PC.

You can use WhatsApp on up to five different devices. You can link your WhatsApp account to WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop, or other WhatsApp applications, up to a maximum of four devices, in addition to your smartphone.

The procedure to use WhatsApp on multiple devices is straightforward: you’ll need to link your phone to WhatsApp Web or the WhatsApp Desktop app, following the methods previously described. Once devices are linked for the first time, WhatsApp Web/Desktop will continue to operate independently from the phone, ensuring end-to-end encryption to preserve message privacy.

If you have doubts or issues, you can refer to the official WhatsApp support page for further information and assistance.

WhatsApp Web does not support audio calls or video calls. If you wish to make a video call on PC, you need to use WhatsApp Desktop, the application available for macOS and Windows.

With WhatsApp Desktop, you can make both audio calls and video calls. To start a video call, follow these steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp Desktop on your PC.
  2. Open the chat with the contact you wish to video call (note that video calls do not work in groups).
  3. In the chat, click on the phone-shaped icon at the top to start an audio call or the camera-shaped icon to start a video call.
  4. If this is the first time you’re using the call or video call feature on WhatsApp Desktop, you might be asked for permission to access your PC’s microphone and webcam. Grant permission to ensure the call service works correctly.

Remember that WhatsApp Desktop allows you to make calls and video calls only with individual contacts, not in groups. The image below shows the icons to click on to start an audio call or a video call on WhatsApp Desktop

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