a) To work on your laptop or desktop computer on WhatsApp, both the smartphone and your laptop or desktop computer must have successfully connected to the Internet. If in a house environment, both the smartphone and laptop or desktop computer will be connected to the same wireless house Wi-Fi network.
b) Both the smartphone and the laptop or desktop must be ON.
- Your smartphone must already have a WhatsApp account and is working properly.
- From the laptop or desktop, use your default browser and connect to URL
“web.whatsapp.com”. Use the default Windows Edge browser if you are using Windows 10 or IE if you are using Windows 7. Once connected successfully, your will get a QR code (reload if it disappear).
- Now on your smartphone, touch the Whatsapp App. At the bottom right hand side, touch the “settings”.
- In the Settings page, touch the “WhatsApp Web/Desktop” setting.
- This will activate a “camera” for you to scan the QR code (with your smartphone) on your laptop or desktop. If the QR code disappears on the laptop or desktop – reload it by clicking the mouse on the QR code area.
- Bingo, you have just transferred all your WhatsApp data onto your laptop or desktop computer. That’s all you need to do. Now you can work either on your laptop or desktop or smartphone to communicate on WhatsApp.
- Now, for whatever reason, you wish to go back to your original arrangement of having your WhatsApp data only on your smartphone, you can just “log out” on your laptop or desktop. – On the left column, on top there are three vertical dots, just click on it and log out.
- Once you switch off your laptop or desktop, to go back to your WhatsApp page again, all you need to do is to start your browser and enter URL “web.whatsapp.com”. This is provided you have not log out before switching OFF your laptop or desktop computer. If you have, then have to repeat the above Step 1 to Step 6 again.