WhatsApp has become a must-to-have app on everyone’s smartphone no matter what type of phone they are using – Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows or Nokia S60. According to an estimate released by WhatsApp, they have over 900 million active users all over the world. Until now, you had to have a smartphone to use the WhatsApp through its app. But now they have released an official web app that you can use to access your WhatsApp account from the Chrome web browser on your PC. While you can use this web app, you still need to have the WhatsApp installed on your smartphone to login to the web app in Chrome browser.
If you want to access your WhatsApp account from the Chrome web browser, then you can follow these simple steps:
- First thing you have to do is to update the WhatsApp app installed on your smartphone as only latest version supports web app login.
- Open the WhatsApp web app website https://web.whatsapp.com/ in your Google Chrome web browser installed on your PC. It does not matter what operating system you are using – Linux, Windows, Mac or Chrome OS.
- You will see a QR code that you have to scan using the smartphone app. Instructions of how to access the web app QR scanning section in your smartphone’s WhatsApp is given on the site itself.
- As soon as the QR code is scanned, you are signed in to WhatsApp in the Google Chrome browser. Now you can use WhatsApp right in the Chrome web browser.
Conclusion: Strange thing is that your smartphone should also be connected to the internet all the time while you are using the WhatsApp in the Chrome browser in your PC. If you turn off the smartphone, or disconnect it from the internet (WiFi or 3G/4G), then you are automatically signed out in the Chrome browser in your PC. But this should bring the convenience of using the WhatsApp from a PC having a full fledged keyboard and mouse.