WhatsApp Messenger app can now be accessed from your PC as well using chrome browser. The functionality will be available via web client for all Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and even Nokia s60, but there is no support for iOS users (not expected anytime soon either) just yet due to limitations of Platform.
To access whatsApp from PC, make sure your app is updated to v2.11.498. The update has already started rolling out and should reach your device soon. Once you have the update, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open https://web.whatsapp.com in your Google Chrome browser.
Step 2: Press the Menu button from your phone whatsApp and select WhatsApp Web
Step 3: Scan the QR Code on the browser using the WhatsApp web app
Step 4: You are good to go. Next time you open web.whatsapp.com, you won’t have to repeat the process
WhatsApp won’t work on your PC if your phone is not connected to internet. This is perhaps because of WhatsApp principle of making user privacy a top priority. They don’t want your data to be placed anywhere else on the cloud. This would also require vast infrastructure upgrade.
“Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device – this means all of your messages still live on your phone,” WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum clarified in a Facebook post.
You can also opt to receive desktop notifications for WhatsApp messages. Users have been asking for accessing WhatsApp through comfort of a PC for long time , and this should make a lot of people very happy.