How To Set Up WhatsApp Web on a PC or Mac

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WhatsApp Web is the web-based version of WhatsApp Messenger. It is compatible with popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Opera, and Firefox. With WhatsApp Web, you can now communicate and share files with your WhatsApp contacts directly from your PC or Mac. Group chats are also supported.

How To Install WhatsApp Web on Your Computer

Before you begin, you must have WhatsApp Messenger installed and configured on your Android, iOS, or Windows smartphone. A compatible web browser (Google Chrome, Opera, or Firefox) will also be needed.

Syncing Your PC or Mac to WhatsApp Web

Syncing a computer to WhatsApp Messenger is really easy. You simply need to retrieve a QR code from WhatsApp Web and then scan it with your phone.


You can obtain the QR code by navigating to web.whatsapp.com:



Launch the WhatsApp Messenger app, and tap on the Menu key > WhatsApp Web:


Scan the QR code to connect to WhatsApp Web:


Managing Devices Connected to WhatsApp Web

You can use WhatsApp Web on multiple computers. Open WhatsApp on your phone, and click on Menu > WhatsApp Web:

All the devices connected to WhatsApp Web will be listed here. Click on the + button to sync to a new computer:
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