Did you know?
1. As of 2021, WhatsApp is the most popular global mobile messenger app worldwide, with approximately two billion monthly active users,
2. It is the third most popular social network worldwide, following Facebook and YouTube.

Numerous instant messaging apps are available on the internet, but not a single one has been able to achieve the level of acceptance and popularity WhatsApp has received from its users. The simple interface and, most importantly, its user-friendliness are the two reasons people obsessively use WhatsApp.

WhatsApp lets you make audio/video calls, and send/receive messages, documents, photos & videos to nearly anyone on the planet, that too just by using your phone’s cellular or Wi-Fi connection. 

But that’s not just it.


Six years after WhatsApp was released in 2009, WhatsApp launched WhatsApp Web, a web-friendly version of its platform in 2015. If you are not well-aware of this feature, this guide only talks about WhatsApp Web login, make sure to give a thorough read.


WhatsApp Web Login- How to Use WhatsApp on PC or Laptop

WhatsApp Web lets you access all your chats on your laptop or PC with a simple login. If you are a laptop person and don’t want to keep checking your phone or don’t want to neglect an important message either, WhatsApp Web is the answer for you. Moreover, by setting up WhatsApp on a PC, you will get a bigger screen to view all your messages, images, or videos and even status updates of your contacts. 

WhatsApp Web works just like the mobile app except for a few limitations that we will discuss later; for now, let’s learn the requirements for a WhatsApp Web login and how to do it.

Re-requisites for WhatsApp Web Login

To access WhatsApp on your laptop or PC, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  1. Your mobile device with WhatsApp installed
  2. A WhatsApp-compatible web browser including Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera
  3. Both the devices i.e. phone and laptop must be connected to a working internet.
  4. Make sure you have updated WhatsApp to its latest version, as it will allow you to log in to WhatsApp Web with QR code.

Easy Steps to WhatsApp Web Login

To log in to WhatsApp Web, follow these steps:

  1. On a browser on your laptop or computer, go to web.whatsapp.com. You will see a QR code that needs to be scanned using your phone to log in to your WhatsApp on a computer.
On a browser of your computer, go to web.whatsapp.com and scan the QR code using your phone to login to your Whatsapp account on a computer
  1. Open WhatsApp on your mobile device and as per the device you have, follow these steps:

Android: Chats screen > Menu(three vertical dots) > Linked Devices.

iPhone: Settings > WhatsApp Web

  1. Tap ‘Link a Device’
Tap ‘Link a Device’ option
  1. Then, using the scanner of your Phone, scan the QR code that you see on the WhatsApp Web screen of your PC or laptop.
Scan the QR code you see on the WhatsApp Web of your PC screen using the scanner of your phone
  1. After scanning, you will be able to manage all your WhatsApp chats through your laptop or PC. 

Alternatively, you can also download the WhatsApp app on your Mac or Windows PC and then log in to it to start messaging.

Here are the links to download WhatsApp for your device:

Download for Windows (64-Bit)

Download for Mac OS X 10.10 and higher

Once you have downloaded the WhatsApp file, here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Click on the downloaded WhatsApp Setup file to open it
  2. You will see a QR code that needs to be scanned using your phone to log in to your WhatsApp on a computer.
  3. Open WhatsApp on your mobile device and as per the device you have, follow these steps:

Android: Chats screen > Menu(three vertical dots) > Linked Devices.

iPhone: Settings > WhatsApp Web

  1. Tap ‘Link a Device’
  2. Then, using the scanner of your phone, scan the QR code that you see on the screen of your PC or laptop.
  3. After that, you will be able to access all your WhatsApp chats.

How to Log Out of WhatsApp Web?

You can also log out of your WhatsApp account if you are not going to use it on the web for the time being. It is very important to log out of your active WhatsApp session if you are using a public device or someone else’s PC. 

To log out of WhatsApp Web:

  1. Click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner of the screen:
To log out of WhatsApp, go to web.whatsapp.com and click on the ‘Three-vertical dots’ in the top-right corner of the screen
  1. From the menu that appears, click on ‘Log Out’.
Click on the ‘Log Out’ option from the menu that appears
  1. That’s how you should always log out of WhatsApp Web so that no one else could read your WhatsApp messages.

WhatsApp Web Login- What are the Benefits?

Most people may prefer to use WhatsApp on their smartphones, still, WhatsApp Web has its own benefits to offer. That’s why you will find most of the people using this instant messaging application on their desktop devices. Listed below are some major advantages of WhatsApp Web:

  1. Enables quick typing with the keyboard
  2. Lets you share files directly from your PC.
  3. Allows faster copying and pasting of links.
  4. You can charge your mobile while chatting on WhatsApp.
  5. Extends the duration of your mobile battery
  6. Lets you multitask as you don’t have to check your mobile every time to reply to a message on WhatsApp.
  7. WhatsApp Web performs all the basic functions like text messaging, audio/video calls, sharing images, documents, videos, and so on.
  8. You can enable desktop notifications to get notified whenever you receive a new message.
  9. You can even change your ‘display picture’ and ‘About’ while on PC.

Are There Any Drawbacks of WhatsApp Web?

Logging into your WhatsApp Web on a browser may sound effective, but it has its own limitations. 

Here are some features that are not available on WhatsApp Web:

  1. There is no option to change the tones of the notification sound.
  2. You will need to sync your WhatsApp mobile with desktop in order to use the web version of the app; if the mobile WhatsApp gets disconnected, you will not be able to use it on the web. Hence, it is important to keep your mobile handy while using WhatsApp Web.
  3. Both your mobile phone and PC need to be connected to a working internet in order to use WhatsApp Web.
  4. You cannot use the ‘New Broadcast’ option.