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For those wanting to download the WhatsApp desktop version and use it on their home or work computer, this article is here to help. WhatsApp has released a desktop app version of their popular messaging service, it is available on both Windows PC and Mac. Downloading the desktop version is relatively simple and all that is required is for your computer to be running Windows 10.1 or newer or macOS 10.11 or newer. To use WhatsApp for desktop you will also need your phone to be connected to the internet
Below we will go over the steps in order to use WhatsApp on your desktop.
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Firstly, you will need to download the application. This can be done by going to the App Store or Microsoft Store.
Once downloaded you should see an installer file, follow the instructions to successfully install WhatsApp onto your computer. When launching WhatsApp for the first time you will be greeted by a QR code.
Linking WhatsApp Desktop with your phone
Launch the WhatsApp app on your phone and then select the drop down menu and choose linked devices. Now, press ‘link a device’ and scan the QR code on your desktop app. doing this will give you full access to WhatsApp on your computer.
If you are having issues scanning the QR code then follow our guide on how to fix the QR code issue.
Can I use WhatsApp on my computer without scanning the QR code?
No, scanning the QR code is necessary to link your phone to your computer, so you can use Whatsapp on your computer. You will need to complete this step to set up your application.
How long does WhatsApp desktop stay logged in?
If you don’t use your phone for 14 days then all linked accounts will be logged out.
By correctly following the steps in this guide you will be able to use WhatsApp on your computer at home or in the office. However, if you are having issues with using WhatsApp for desktop then you should contact WhatsApp support.