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How do I use WhatsApp on my computer?

To provide you with a richer communication experience, WhatsApp is now accessible both on your phone and your computer. WhatsApp desktop app and WhatsApp Web are computer based extensions of the WhatsApp account on your phone. The messages you send and receive are fully synced between your phone and your computer, and you can see all messages on both devices. Any action you take on the phone will apply to WhatsApp on your computer and vice versa.

To install WhatsApp on your computer

Go to https://www.whatsapp.com/download from your computer’s browser or download it via Apple App Store. WhatsApp can only be installed on your computer if your operating system is Windows 8 (or newer) or Mac OSX 10.9 (or newer). Since WhatsApp desktop app runs natively on your desktop, you'll have support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts and more. If your operating system is not supported, you may use WhatsApp Web on your browser.

For more information regarding installing WhatsApp on your computer, please visit our FAQ.

To use WhatsApp Web on your desktop browser

Open https://web.whatsapp.com in your desktop Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Edge browser and scan the WhatsApp QR code inside the WhatsApp application on your phone. Due to browser limitations, some functions may be missing on WhatsApp Web.

For more information regarding using WhatsApp Web on your computer, please visit our FAQ.