So far, you must be using options like Bluestack for Whatsapp on PC or Whatsapp on Web to get your favourite messaging app work on your PC. But on 10th May 2016, Tuesday, Whatsapp made things a little easier for you by launching Whatsapp for desktop that is compatible for devices running on Windows or Mac OS X platform.
The Whatsapp desktop app can run on Windows 8 or later editions while it will work on Mac 10.9 or above. The instant messaging giant made an initiative for chit-chat on desktop through Whatsapp Web around 14 months back so that the non-mobile users can enjoy the benefits of this messaging system. This desktop app works similar to the web app client and synchronizes all chats on desktop and mobile devices.
What you need to Know about the New Whatsapp for Desktop
- The number you are using to run Whatspp on desktop must be active on Whatsapp for mobile.
- It works like Whatsapp for Web. You have to scan the QR code to get started with it. This could be done through “Settings” on Whatsapp for mobile.
- Whatsapp for desktop Windows 7 and lower editions is not available. It can be used only on Windows 8 or above.
- For using this desktop app, the corresponding Whatsapp mobile should have the latest version of messaging app.
Getting Started with Whatsapp for Windows
Go to the official website (https://www.whatsapp.com/) and download Whatsapp for Mac or Windows PC. Run and Install it. The main menu will look like the one shown in the image below, along with a code at an extreme left.
Now open WhatsApp in mobile. Go to Settings and choose WhatsApp Web.
Now scan the code on desktop through the phone
That’s it. All contacts and chats will be synced into WhatsApp on desktop.
You can check out if the WhatsApp for your number is active on desktop or inactive through mobile by following the same steps: Settings>>WhatsApp Web
If you wish to deactivate the desktop service, click on the link “Log out from all Computers” and choose “Log Out”.
With WhatsApp for Web, not much change has been brought to the messaging system. But still, a simple and direct mode for chatting through desktop is offered by the WhatsApp which is appreciable.