WhatsApp has become the best messaging application used on all kinds of devices, including smartphones and tablets on all kinds of operating systems.
With all its features, it connects people all around the world more easily and effectively. WhatsApp messenger is being improved constantly to meet the demands of the millions of users of the #1 messaging application worldwide, especially in the wake of unofficial apps like WhatsApp Plus offering additional features (but more on that later).
We all know what WhatsApp offers. Aside from instant messaging, we can enjoy free audio and video calls, share pictures, videos, audio files and PDF files, in addition to numerous features that make using WhatsApp an amazing experience that makes it an important part of our daily lives.
Recently, WhatsApp launched a new service to make working with files much easier for its users. WhatsApp Desktop is now available to allow transferring files from your personal PC to any WhatsApp conversation.
We’ll tell you all about how to get this version of WhatsApp for PC and WhatsApp for Mac in just a second.
But first, you should know that you need to have a WhatsApp account already activated on your mobile phone to make WhatsApp work on your Windows or Mac computer.
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How to download WhatsApp for PC (Windows)
Now, of course, you need to download and install WhatsApp on your PC. It’s easy. From your PC’s browser, enter this article and follow the link to WhatsApp Web. It is completely free. You don’t even have to technically download a file to your computer. But you aren’t quite done yet.
Now that WhatsApp Web is ready to use, it’ll display a QR code on screen. Open WhatsApp from your mobile phone. Go to WhatsApp Settings > WhatsApp Web. The app’s camera will open, and you will need to use it to scan the QR code appearing on your computer screen. Once the camera catches the QR code, WhatsApp PC will be activated. It will be working as long as your mobile phone is online; once it goes offline, WhatsApp on your desktop goes offline too.
How to download WhatsApp for Mac OS
Downloading WhatsApp for Mac isn’t much different than for Windows PC. The website is the same. Just go to the same WhatsApp Web website using your browser of choice, and you’ll see the QR code on your computer screen. All you have to do is open the WhatsApp Web option in your mobile app (located in the Settings section), and use your phone’s camera to scan the code.
This will sync your mobile phone’s WhatsApp with the WhatsApp on your Mac desktop or laptop computer.
How to use WhatsApp PC / Mac
If you have the problem of insufficient memory on your smartphone, now you have a solution. Having WhatsApp on your computer desktop helps you free up some space on your phone’s memory. You can change your mobile app settings to never download incoming media. This way, when you receive any files, audio, video, images, etc., you can download them directly on your PC or Mac computer through WhatsApp desktop. The same applies with uploading and sharing files with your friends. This is really practical, and makes life much easier!
What makes it secure is that both WhatsApp PC and mobile app must be online at the same time. And when you finish working, you can log out of WhatsApp Web to make sure no one else can re-enter without scanning the app’s QR code again.
However, in public places, it is important be careful when anyone with a computer asks to hold your mobile phone for a moment. If they want to hack your WhatsApp and the code on their PC is ready, it would take a blink of an eye to scan it with your phone’s WhatsApp cam. So, if you’re ever going to give your phone to anyone, just make sure your WhatsApp is locked.
How to get WhatsApp Plus for PC or Mac
If you are interested in some of the special features the unofficial app WhatsApp Plus has to offer, you can also download WhatsApp Plus for PC or Mac. However, there are some additional steps you will need to follow to make it work.
- Download the Android emulator Blue Stacks on your PC or Mac.
- Find a download for the regular WhatsApp APK file, and install it on your computer. Open it using Blue Stacks.
- Perform any function in the regular WhatsApp application, like sending a message.
- Next, uninstall the regular WhatsApp file. If asked to delete all your data, select ‘no’.
- Find a download for WhatsApp Plus, and install it on your computer.
Now, you’re ready to use WhatsApp Plus on PC or Mac computer!