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WhatsApp is one of the best messaging clients around, and it just got better. Apart from supporting all mobile platforms, WhatsApp has now launched a web-based client, so you can finally use WhatsApp on your PC and sync with your phone How to Use WhatsApp on Your PC and Sync With Your Phone How to Use WhatsApp on Your PC and Sync With Your Phone Here is the best way to use Whatsapp on your desktop and have it sync with Whatsapp on your Android phone or tablet. Read More .

Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device — this means all of your messages still live on your phone,” WhatsApp said in their official blog.

How To Use WhatsApp Web (And What You Need)

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WhatsApp Web is super simple to use, although it has some restrictions in which devices it works with. You will need:

If you have those elements ready, setting up WhatsApp Web is a snap.

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  1. Open Google Chrome and go to http://web.whatsapp.com.
  2. On your WhatsApp mobile app, tap Menu > WhatsApp Web to start the QR code reader.
  3. Point your phone’s camera to the QR code on your PC screen.

As soon as WhatsApp reads the QR code, it will sync with your phone and you’re ready to go. It’s that simple! WhatsApp rises to the top of web apps that make creatives use of QR codes 5 Web Apps Which Show Us How To Make Use Of QR Codes Differently 5 Web Apps Which Show Us How To Make Use Of QR Codes Differently You must have spotted at least one QR code by now. If not, then you are a certifiable alien from Mars. QR codes are quite the rage. We have them on everything from food labels... Read More .

What You Can Do With WhatsApp Web

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The web interface lets you do a number of useful things:

  • Use your keyboard to type.
  • Access media (photos, videos, audio) in-line. You can also download any media directly to your PC.
  • Start a new conversation with any contact, or search for existing conversations.
  • View contact info.
  • Talk in group chats and view group info.
  • Connect multiple computers to your phone and save them for the future. You can also remotely disconnect any browser from your phone.
  • Get or mute desktop alerts and sounds.
  • Share photos, record audio, or use your webcam.

What You Can’t Do With WhatsApp Web

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The web interface is limited in a few ways:

  • Emojis aren’t mapped to your keyboard, so you’ll need to manually add them using the emoji keyboard available in the web interface.
  • You can’t start a new group chat or leave an existing group chat from the web interface.
  • It’s not possible to share contacts or maps via the web interface.
  • You can’t block users directly through the web interface.
  • You can’t change your profile picture or profile status.
  • You can’t use two browsers at the same time. While you can add multiple browsers/PCs to your phone, you can only use one at a time.

Is It Secure? Is It Worth It?

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While it initially got some flak for its lack of security, last year, WhatsApp rolled out end-to-end encryption for all its messages. The new WhatsApp Web uses the same technology and is dependent on your phone for all message transfers. Plus, you can always check which browser is connected to your phone at any moment, and remotely disable any browser. While it’s not foolproof, the security is good enough.

WhatsApp Web is the best-looking web interface for WhatsApp we have seen, and definitely better than WhatsCloud or WhatsApp Remote. And it’s completely free as well. It has some limitations to what you can do online, but if you pair it with AirDroid 3’s screen mirroring How Do I Manage My Android From My PC? Meet AirDroid 3 How Do I Manage My Android From My PC? Meet AirDroid 3 For a seamless connection between your Android and your PC or Mac, you've got to try AirDroid 3. You can even mirror your device's screen to your computer! Read More , you won’t have to touch your phone for any WhatsApp-related actions.

Get WhatsApp Web: web.whatsapp.com

How Will You Use WhatsApp Web?

Do you like WhatsApp Web? Are there any features you want in future updates? Facing any difficulties? Talk in the comments, we’ll help you out.

Image Credits: dchest, WhatsApp

  1. Gigi
    December 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    i logged out now i can't see the whatsapp messages from the phone i scanned. must i scan the other phone again

  2. Nutan
    December 5, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Whats web still be logged in even if we shut down the computer

  3. diazprasetyo
    December 3, 2016 at 10:21 am

    If I change my phone and mobe my whatsapp, will I lose my logged-in whatsapp web on any desktop/laptop/tablet?

  4. ARUL
    November 30, 2016 at 11:56 am

    HOW TO HIDE THAT, THE PHONE WAS CONNECTED TO A P.C...., IF I WANT TO AVOID THE PERSON WHOM I AM SPYING , WAS UNABLE TO KNOW THAT HIS MOBILE WAS CONNECTED TO MY P.C

  5. Smitha
    November 24, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    My phone got off after I did the qr code scan

  6. Smitha
    November 24, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I had scanned my QR code and I could read my sons messages just keeping an eye on him.
    All was good until my phone got switched off and now when I go to the browser it just shows what's web home page.
    What to do

  7. Alex Mills
    November 23, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Media that is deleted from Whatsapp mobile app doesn't get deleted from the web version. How do we delete the media on the web?

  8. Bushra
    November 16, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    If I remove what's app from my phone will it be removed from my iPad?

  9. Pooja
    November 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

    But there is no option of logout from all computers in my I phone 5 .what l do for disable whatsapp web ?

  10. Itizaz ul hassan
    November 9, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    What about the data? Will it be remain saved or i could reach to all of my conversations in case of changing my phone or deleting my wtsapp from iphone ??

  11. Pam E.
    November 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    If history is cleared from laptop, will the whatsapp web be logged out?

    And, if i bookmarked it, then history is cleared, will it be logged out also?

  12. Lize
    October 29, 2016 at 3:31 am

    My ex has scanned my whatsapp on his computor without my consent. I have no access to his computor. How can I stop this as I dont want him reading my messages

    • Helpful Guy
      November 3, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      Its easy. Go online on mobile. Update Whatsapp from play store and then Launch whatsapp. In the default screen select the three dots menu in top right. You will see options like "New Group", "New Broadcast", "Whatsapp Web", "Srarred Messages" e.t.c. Select Whatsapp Web. Now if anyone has accessed web portal using your account and has access to it, it will show there... Currently active. With Google Chrome logo and Operating system name. Like windows 10 pc etc.

      There is a option below the list of devices in blue test that says "log out from all computers". Select that. You will be logged out from all portals which has access to your whatsapp.

      Set an applock using apps from playstore and don't share your phone. All the best.

  13. Dhirajkapurr
    October 28, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Hey, i have scaned my friends whatapp on my mobile... yesterday he uninstalled whatapp from his mobile... and if today he is going to install it again.. does it will leave him any notification about ''you are loged in other devices or something like that" please help me out ??

  14. Sarah Woodward
    October 11, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    So if I delete messages from my phone they will automatically delete from the pc? I set this up and clicked the button always keep me logged on. I believe the phone is the master and the pc actions the phone so the messages would delete from both devices

  15. Barack
    October 10, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Whatsupp can't register with my new phone number on my Nokia lumia800 is need old number that I lost and I forget...plz give me solution

  16. Shamugam
    October 9, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    How to back up chats into an off line mode from Watsapp web?

  17. Mukul Mahajan
    October 7, 2016 at 3:41 am

    I have setup whatsapp web on my Moto X play. Every time I open up web.whatsapp.com I have to scan the QR code from the other handset. This is happening after me selecting 'Keep me signed in' checkbox. Can anybody tell me where am I going wrong in the whole process ?

  18. Archana
    October 5, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    How to disable Web whatsapp? I have enabled my Web whatsapp on my personal laptop however , the laptop is now being shared. Hence would like to know how to disable it.
    Will there be a feature to alert the user if someone is accessing my account on another device?
    There should be a way to restrict others from using my account

  19. vicky
    October 3, 2016 at 6:09 am

    In Whatsapp web, how to share location of mine or my phone? There is no provision

  20. farida
    October 1, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    How can i send a broadcast to a broadcast list already made on my phone

  21. Vish
    September 29, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I hv activated my gf WhatsApp web on my pc..bt now it has automatically signed out.and nw I can't physically get her mobile to my pc..plsss help wht to do?I need that in my pc

  22. allan
    September 28, 2016 at 3:11 am

    do you have to scan it every time you want to use it on your Mac? If you don't, where can it be found after you close it?

  23. Eric Grey
    September 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

    How do I email chats from whatsapp web? Can the feature be added?

  24. Shukran
    September 16, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    how can I make a call in web.whatsapp ?

  25. Camelia
    September 14, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Cannot Access media (photos, videos, audio) in-line. I can't download any media directly to My PC.

  26. Fouzan
    September 12, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    It's been 3 days since I used whatsapp Web on chrome. Now will I automatically be logged off and should I again show the system the QR code?

  27. Nad
    September 11, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Hi, I need to change the phone number on my PC. I have tried uninstalling then reinstalling, but this just brings up my old phone number/contacts again. I can't access the account details as it is not available under the WEB version.

    Can you help please

  28. Wong Kim Yoong
    September 5, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I this issue, I sent a couple of photo's to my group. I only can download them by selecting them one by one. I can select a number of messages to forward to other contacts but i can't select all of them to download at once.

    It would be great if they have an archive button to download all the conversation into the PC.

  29. manish
    September 4, 2016 at 3:47 am

    when i use web whatsapp ppl always see me online how can that be changed

  30. senthil
    August 24, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Is there an option that we can simultaneously connect with multiple PC/laptop . This will help communicate to the team without even team using whatsapp which will affect the business.

  31. Dr M Slayton
    August 23, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    How do I transfer all chats to My Drive?
    My phone storage is full and will not allow the transfer from my phone. Thanks!

  32. amit mamgain
    August 17, 2016 at 11:03 am

    i have hidden my last seen n is it possible that any one will able to see me online when i use my phn only and not whats app web

  33. Twilight
    August 14, 2016 at 8:55 am

    I am pretty sure that whatsapp web can be used by iPhone now, they updated it...
    One question, is there a way to keep me logged in? Or is it not possible?

  34. Vimbai
    August 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Please enable feature to stop auto download of images on whatsapp web

  35. Cathlene
    July 27, 2016 at 6:43 am

    I have logged out of all computers on my whatsapp - now i cant scan the barcode (or do you think i had a internet connection issue?)

  36. RAJESH G RAO
    July 27, 2016 at 6:28 am

    How can I retrieve which is logged out in the system but not in the phone

  37. Martin
    July 19, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Can it be used on tablet and if phone relies on wifi for Internet connections which are therefore not continuous ? Re-syncing when connection via wifi.

  38. arshia
    July 12, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    i want to keep login, is that posible in anyway?

  39. Val
    July 8, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Hi, Is it possible to check which laptop exactly accessed my whatsapp web before, even if I logged them out already. I suspect my whatsapp to be hacked. But I do not know by who.

    • Waqas
      August 2, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      no, Is isn't possible ,
      it could be possible if you don't logout it from your mobile

  40. Jane
    July 2, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Can I change the wallpaper on WhatsApp web?

    • Sean
      July 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      yep you can : with this : Whatsapp Web Beautifier

  41. Amy
    June 22, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    if i leave whatsappweb open and im buzy on a new tab, am i still online on whatsapp?

    • Mihir Patkar
      June 23, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Yup

    • Rafat
      June 24, 2016 at 12:08 am

      nope..definitely not, u'd stay on for few seconds after opening another tab, then u'r off, for sure

  42. akiem86@gmail.com
    June 15, 2016 at 12:16 am

    how do i look at my call details in whatsapp deskop?

  43. jalil
    June 11, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    may I "keep log in" in WhatsApp Web since my phone is broken and I can`t make my phone connected?

  44. mei
    June 7, 2016 at 7:49 am

    HELLO, Can help me settle my facing problem. Please.....

    I using what Sapp , yesterday my phone appear "one message" request upgrade.
    so now effect my phone what sap cannot use. How to recover back? If I upgrade my history message its it will be lost?

  45. Hare
    May 30, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    My keyboard has been disable and I figure out how to enable it. I must have put it in my pocket without putting the phone in sleep mode.

  46. croakersden
    May 25, 2016 at 8:10 am

    How do I look at my call details in Web / Desktop version of whatsapp?? Can someone help pls.

  47. ANAS
    May 20, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I want to know if I am using Web WhatsApp(WW) and I am uploading or downloading videos from the WW or to the WW then which data net am I using ? My phone's 3G Data Network or my Computer's Connected net?

  48. dharmesh
    May 20, 2016 at 8:00 am

    how do we copy images from web.whatsapp.com to computer & if we can then how as i tried its not happenning how do i do it

  49. Reggie Smiley
    May 12, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Can I be logged into whatsapp on Iphone, PC and MAC Book all at the same time?

  50. Pierrie
    May 8, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    how do you connect more than 1 phone to a pc but not needed to log in after each use or so

  51. Ivor
    May 6, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I would like to be able to search for a particular part of a whatsapp web conversation using a keyword or phrase - currently have to manually scroll back to find what I want.

  52. Puneet Sinha
    April 17, 2016 at 10:16 am

    i want d feature to stop auto download in whatsweb as well as i turned off in phone on whatsapp web it still downloads

  53. a maraj
    March 31, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    my whatsapp web is saying that it does not support the type of photos. how do i fix this

  54. anu
    March 15, 2016 at 6:46 am

    One of my friend said that,he hacked my whats app,How would i know it,pls reply

  55. Loqchoq
    March 5, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I cant log in to Whatsapp Web by Chrome !!! Pls make some ways more to do it !

  56. Goga
    February 28, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Is there a way for the smiley face made this way :) turn into a picture emoji without the need to open emoji palette?

  57. simphiwe Mpekula
    February 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    i hove two numbers with whatsapp on them how do i activate both in one pc?

  58. raj
    February 9, 2016 at 8:41 am

    How to check the history of the system that log in the what's app web ?

  59. Zee
    February 8, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Hi Guys, i found something buggy on the web interface

    when searching a name, you cant open a chat window with the searched name.

  60. Nitin
    February 8, 2016 at 3:57 am

    where the msgs get saved of whatsapp web ?

  61. vivek
    January 30, 2016 at 11:41 am

    where the all data get stored which i download using Whatsapp web?

  62. Muhammad Noman Gul
    January 20, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    if i have logged of from my phone , will the web whatsapp works ?

  63. Tim
    January 14, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Any way to remain logged in. Mine logs me out ad I need to scan again

  64. Arthur
    January 11, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I would like to see a way to quickly change between conversations, like using keyboard shortcuts...

  65. Jack
    December 31, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I can do everything you can't do. I can use my phone and PC at the same time. Change my profile pic & status as well as make group chats and share maps & contacts.

  66. Vaishakh
    December 31, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Are we still online if Im active in another Tab over Chrome ?

  67. TOM RIDDLE
    December 29, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    OR WHAT THEW LOCATIONS OF FILE IN PC....???????

  68. Atul
    December 28, 2015 at 9:40 am

    How can I delete web whatsapp account

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:42 am

      You can't delete it, it's a built-in feature. You can unlink your phone from a computer though.

      Go to settings -> Whatsapp Web -> “Logout from all computers”

  69. Nikola
    December 27, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    whatsapp web works with my iphone just fine

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Yeah, it does now, it wasn't supported when it first rolled out. That's when this article was written :)

  70. naser
    December 23, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    How can i check seen report in whatsappp web..?

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

      It's the same as always, naser.

  71. Eng.Saleh
    December 19, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks for this valuable brief;
    in Whatsapp Web Enter Key always make send; however it is difficult to type multi formatted lines? is there any way to disable this feature?

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Shift+Enter for multi-formatted lines :)

      • midri
        November 29, 2016 at 3:46 pm

        I hv activated my frnd WhatsApp web on my pc..bt now it has automatically signed out.and nw I can't physically get him mobile to my ph..plsss help wht to do?I need that in my ph

  72. Haydar
    December 2, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Hi can i use whats app web for more than one account

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Nope! Well, you could use two different browsers and do it.

      • TOM RIDDLE
        December 29, 2015 at 2:47 pm

        how cal i delet downloaded file like .jpg , .mp3, etcfrom pc

  73. Bittu
    November 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    where can i find the downloaded photos in whatsapp web?

  74. Anilu
    November 17, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    When using WhatsApp Web, do you appear online always?

  75. ria
    November 15, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Hi Can you email your convesations from watapp web? If yes...Can you tell me how...TNX

  76. Sing Min Hong
    September 22, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Hi, is there any way to make the emoticons appear in the pop-ups on whatsapp web?
    Because whenever my friends send me emoticons, they all appear as square emoticons at the pop-ups. And to view what the pop-ups really are i have to personally go and click to see inside the whatsapp web page. Hope to hear from you soon.

  77. Shirley RuiLee
    August 18, 2015 at 3:43 am

    hi, how to use print screen and paste to web.whatsapp??

  78. Saleem D
    August 17, 2015 at 3:11 am

    At work my phone uses mobile data and my PC user corporate internet.

    Logged into WhatsApp Web, when download media (pics, videos), does media get downloaded via mobile using mobile data or using corporate internet?

    TIA
    S.

  79. Shacheendra Sharma
    July 22, 2015 at 5:21 am

    Can someone help me. Somebody has configured my WhatsApp account on his PC by scanning QR code from my Phone's Camera. Now that person is able to see all my WhatsApp chats.

    How can I permanently disable that "WhatsApp on the Web" account? I have logged off all the logins once on my mobile but the next day it was found logged in. Meanwhile, that person has not touched my phone.

    Please help me.

    • Padma Sana
      July 23, 2015 at 1:59 am

      That sounds really inconvenient and frustrating for you. I've never heard of this happening and it's interesting as the barcode is changed every few seconds. Have you tried uninstalling whatsapp and reinstalling it and setting it up using your number again?

      • Helper
        November 11, 2015 at 2:58 pm

        If you don't know, you don't say!! Uninstalling wouldn't help it. All yo have to do is Log out from all devices which can be done in only few steps from the mobile device.

        Go to settings >> WhatsApp Web >> Log out from all computers

        There, you are done!

    • Maartje Kusters
      October 30, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      You can go to your web whatsapp and just delete that device if you pust the plus butten on the upper right of the screen :)

  80. Yogesh Mistry
    May 28, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Where is the media, that I download through WhatsApp Web, stored in my PC?

  81. yeluma ntali
    May 23, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Hello, please i have problems accessing whatsapp services.i am being told when i try to login that my phone number is no longer allowed to use whatsapp services. what can i do.

  82. Parikalp
    May 22, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Is there anyway to turn off notifications for whatsapp on phone while being online via computer? I am using windows phone and my laptop is running on windows 8.1

  83. Hey
    May 22, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Are my conversation on whatsapp web saved automatically on my computer?

  84. bilalarshad
    May 17, 2015 at 10:46 am

    When will I be answered by minor phatakar? :(

  85. bilalarshad
    May 17, 2015 at 10:44 am

    My whatsapp videos aren't send properly...the picture size is so small that all the video just appears as blurred overlapping lines...how can this be fixed?? :(

  86. iman
    May 15, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Hello I have a mp3 file with an image tag . but it dosnt shown in Whwtsapp when i sent to my freinds. any one can help me ?

  87. tocado
    May 14, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    ¡¡¡ when i change my tab in chrome, whatsapp web closes !!!

  88. barakathullah
    May 14, 2015 at 3:56 am

    please help me how can upload audio file from (small) whatsapp web ?

  89. Kalin
    May 8, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    If i change my whatsapp acc. in my phone .or remove my whatsapp acc. and reactivate in the same phone i need to scan QR or it work with the first scan i did?

  90. king
    May 3, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    i really like the notification sound in the whatsapp web , is there a way i can the sound from as mp3 for my phone , i tried googling it but i couldnt find anything.

  91. mrs rizwan
    April 30, 2015 at 5:09 am

    hi, can u please tell me is i can take snapshot?? if yes than how??

    • bilalarshad
      May 17, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Try pressing the " off" button and the " volume down " button at a time... :)

  92. unknown
    April 27, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    how can i change my profile picture in whatsapp web?

  93. Elle
    April 26, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Am I seen as online all the time by my contacts if I have WhatsApp Web open in a tab but I am active in another tab?

  94. Mel
    April 26, 2015 at 2:17 am

    How do I clear browser login details from my BlackBerry phone? It's rather annoying to see past logins.

    Thank you

  95. Mader
    April 23, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Hi,
    Can I send audio files through WhatsApp web?

  96. Evgeniy
    April 22, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Thank you Mihir for such a quick response. Those Chrome extensions just simplify the access to official WhatsApp Web client. I have a button in my Chrome toolbar, I click it and after the traditional registration through QR-code I can use WhatsApp Web. Next time I should not repeat the registration. They do not replace WhatsApp itself. But I just try to understand which is better.

  97. Evgeniy
    April 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Dear Mihir Patkar,

    Thank you for the review. Despite there are many reviews for WhatsApp Web I find this one to be interesting. I am a novice WhatsApp user. This app is not popular in Ukraine. Viber kicks ass, as well as Hangouts does. I just started to study WhatsApp just to see the difference. So I found out there are a dozen of Chrome extensions to improve WhatsApp Web UX. I tried this one https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/whatsapp-web-for-chrome/fpgdgofgnobocjhpgifakcoieimjejbm?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher It's free. And almost all of them are free but WhatsApp Web Extension that costs about $1. I do not know why :) That extension does the same that free alternatives do.
    How do you find those extensions? Which is better on you opinion?
    Thank you!

    • Mihir Patkar
      April 22, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Hey Evgeniy, thanks for the kind words. I wouldn't recommend using anything except the official WhatsApp Web client. WhatsApp has been banning accounts of people using alternative WhatsApp apps on Android, so it's best to play it safe with the Web version too. Plus, this way, you are guaranteed that your chats are encrypted and safe, which is a risk with third-party clients.

  98. sandy
    April 21, 2015 at 11:08 am

    on my web app media files are downloading automatically although i have changed the to no media auto download on my mobile how can i do this on web

  99. Allan
    April 21, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Hello.

    My QR code on web.whatsapp.com simply doesn't load and I have no idea why.
    Please someone help me.

  100. JT
    April 17, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Regarding your point about WhatsApp being available only for Chrome, I suspect it's because Google bought WhatsApp back in February 2014.

    http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/19/technology/social/facebook-whatsapp/

    • Mihir Patkar
      April 19, 2015 at 11:07 am

      Err you mean Facebook bought WhatsApp?

    • JT
      April 19, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Thank you, I stand corrected.

  101. Suzana
    April 16, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Hi,

    I've run disk cleaning of my computer. After that my web whatsapps does not display properly... it will display all messages for few seconds then the screen went blank.... what should i do?

  102. pmshah
    April 15, 2015 at 4:23 am

    While the app works fine it can be quite confusing for many people. On all my devices, smartphone, tablet, laptop, netbook and PCs I have localised the date display format. Desktop version of Whatsapp displays the dats in US fomat ONLY. Unless the date is greater than 13th one could mess up in responding or misread it. Why won't it display the date as per the setting of the device ? There is no option to set it either !!!! Even US style alphanumeric display like April 15, 2015 just like on my smartphone would be fine !

  103. suzie
    April 11, 2015 at 9:59 am

    good morning

    I have downloaded whats app web on my laptop. i have a new handset to set up. will Whats app web keep all my conversations?

    thanks

  104. The English Coach
    April 5, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I just updated whatsapp as it told me I was using an outdated application. I record audios via whatsapp broadcasts and sometimes email the recording. Now when I press 'forward' it no longer gives me the email option. Please can someone help with this?

  105. amey
    April 5, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I want to know that any message is send from whatsapp from mobile will be seen at computer also?

    And if i del message from mobile whether it automatically deleted from computer?

  106. Test
    April 3, 2015 at 10:50 am

    it should sync my settings to web app. like media privacy and all....and it should get logged off when user close the browser or it should ask some authentication.

  107. sundar
    April 2, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    print the code in PDF ans save it. then scan ,you will get code. now connecting with web

  108. Chitrini
    March 30, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Hi. If I'm on whatsapp on web. Do my friends on phone see my "last seen" date?

  109. Ara
    March 29, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    HI all
    WA Web is all the things it is reported to be. It would be very nice to use it as a sync for transferring chats from an old smartphone to a new one for instance. I have tried but it doesn't seem to be possible.

    Can anyone tell me if there is a way to use it for that? I am moving from a Samsung to an iPhone.

  110. anon
    March 28, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    i am having the same issue as someone else but you didnt reply to them, my qr scanners scren is almost completely black with onyl a small portion of the screen acting as a camera. i cant scan the qr code because of this so cant use whatsapp web, do you know how to fix this?

    • Mrijn
      March 28, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      I got the same problem. In the scanner most of my screen is black and I don't succeed to scan the QR code. On other forums they tell you to keep your phone a bit farther from the screen or move it a bit to the left. But..... this also didn't work for me....
      I'm using a Sony Xperia U.

  111. junaid
    March 27, 2015 at 11:23 am

    hi
    i can change my phone to another and undownloaded data is deleted or not?

  112. junaid
    March 27, 2015 at 11:22 am

    hi
    i can change my phone to another and undownloaded data is deleted or not?

  113. Val
    March 25, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Hello. I have a question: on my PC, whatsapp web only works when whatsapp in running on my windowsphone 8.1 lumia 520. When the phone's screen turns of, or the app is in the background, my whatsapp web connection stops. Why ? Am i doing somwthing wrong ? Please respond !

  114. kamal Jr Gaira
    March 24, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    need to fix...auto data download ..!! it makes my account unsecured while accessing through web..(it downloads images,video which i don't want to ).
    is there any way to stop..???

  115. zafirah
    March 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Hello. Can anyone out there explain me y I can't take photo from my whatsapp? I was using a note1 n was getting this problem. . It goes directly to videos.. I have to take photos',it goes in my gallery. Then select from my gallery n send in my watsapp convo... I
    I changed my mob. I took a A5.. still same.
    Wat do I do now? Pliz help guys.. Thx.

  116. Davy de Jong
    March 19, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    My HTC Desire 816 won't scan the QR-code.
    I checked if my device was able to scan QR-codes through a third-party scanner and it worked.

    I tried everything, from reseting my device to factory settings, to forced-quit whatsapp, to reloading this page, to trying on different computers. But nothing helped so far....

    So please help, because I really like this feature

  117. Pieter van Uhm
    March 19, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Works for iPhone with a workaround, JB and WhatsApp Web Enabler :)!

  118. gpsh
    March 19, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Hi, Is it possible to hide the list of PCs connected to whatsapp web in cellphone? Is it possible to disconnect PC connection from cellphone?

  119. Diane
    March 18, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Can I share a video posted on what's app to google plus?

  120. Anu
    March 16, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Oh, and thanks in advance for helping me out :)

  121. Anu
    March 16, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Hi, I'm having a serious problem loading the QR code on my Chrome browser. I use a Macbook Air and own a Samsung phone with the updated version of Whatsapp. Though on my phone I am able to see to Whatsapp Web option, I am unable to see any QR code on my Mac OSX Chrome browser! A circular loading bar keeps spinning endlessly.

    Please guide me, this is getting tiresome. It just keeps loading, and doesn't display a QR code. I have the latest versions of Chrome on my laptop and Whatsapp on my phone.

    • Anu
      March 16, 2015 at 6:40 am

      Oh, and thanks in advance for helping me out :)

      P.S.: I've checked my Chrome extensions, and there isn't anything alien there. A lot of forums claim an adware called 'SuperFish' seems to be the problem, but I haven't got that either. Please help.

    • Allan
      April 21, 2015 at 3:49 am

      Hello, Anu.

      I just read your comment and realize you had the same problem that i do now.
      Did you solve it? How?

      Please, help me (or us).

    • Anu
      April 21, 2015 at 4:43 am

      Hi, Allan.

      I'm afraid I haven't been able to solve this matter. Please, help me out in turn if and when you resolve this error. Sorry, and thank you.

  122. shersha
    March 16, 2015 at 4:44 am

    where the whatsapp downloads (images /videos)going?

  123. cynthia
    March 16, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Have you got any reliable web base application for e-leave management whereby the employee only need to apply for leave using WhatsApp and the e-leave management records will be updated by itself. The notification for each time when an employee applied for leave, will be sent to the employer and reply with reject or approve.
    Seek your advise.

  124. Anonymous
    March 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Any idea on the possibility of having 2 whattsapp accounts connected to one PC? I have a personal and a work phone with whattsapp on both numbers.

  125. Tejas
    March 13, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Why can't I login to the web from multiple computers?

  126. G
    March 10, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I think it would be great if we could access whatsapp web on multiple computers.
    At our company we have a lot of clients that want to access us through whatsapp too, but we don't want our employees using their personal phone for that. We are getting a mobile phone so the whole office could use it, but if everybody could access the same account on their computers would be a perfect solution.

  127. mr_khan
    March 8, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    nice .....
    has some limitations but working fine (y)

  128. RAHUL ROY
    March 5, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    HOW TO DELETE CHAT ON WHATSAPP WEB.

    • Rony Basu
      March 6, 2015 at 6:22 am

      How to delete chat on whatsapp web?

  129. Srini
    March 5, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I am using whatsapp in Bluestacks. How to sync the messages to whatsapp mobile app?

  130. Babban
    March 5, 2015 at 6:19 am

    When using whatsapp web where do the pics and videos downloaded from the chats get saved?

    Are they only open for viewing on the browser or do they get saved somewhere on the pc?

    • Deepika
      May 5, 2015 at 6:09 am

      Me too ve the same doubt .

  131. Kshitiz
    March 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    How can i delete my conversation on whatsapp web???

  132. laraib malik
    March 4, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    where does the picture goes in whatsapsp web please answer me

  133. Indroneil
    March 3, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I am trying to send audio over whatsapp web. doesn't even give me that option. not my voice recording. but pre-recorded audio from my system.

  134. Rish
    March 3, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Could someone please tell me how to delete media simultaneously from whatsapp and my mobile device as well? Sadly I can't find the option anywhere and thus I have to delete unwanted media files from two different places- whatsapp chats and phone gallery!

  135. samyak
    February 25, 2015 at 4:00 am

    when i am pointing my mobile(android)to QR code the message is coming check your internet connection and try again.what to do?

  136. Vikas Srivastava
    February 25, 2015 at 3:04 am

    I am very happy with the web version as it has given me the freedom to type with good speed through my pc's keyboard. Only one complaint, the timings of the message sent or received are different in the mobile and in my pc and hence the messages in my mobile are not arranged in a chronological order after I switched it off in my pc.

  137. Tharun
    February 23, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Rubbish, blackberry bold doesn't even show the whatsapp web option at all even after I updated it. am using blackberry bold...

  138. Anonymous
    February 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Hi there,
    Is there any way to make sure my phone is not connected to a PC?
    Thanks.

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 23, 2015 at 3:54 am

      Go to WhatsApp Web on your phone, you'll see a list of all the computers it is currently connected to. Disconnect as you see fit :)

  139. mike
    February 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    rather than scaning the qr code is there another way to access into my whatsapp web? And why the whatsapp web disconnects when I activate my whatsapp number on another phone

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 23, 2015 at 3:55 am

      Nope, scanning is the only way. WhatsApp Web is essentially your phone's WhatsApp, just displaying on your screen. So the phone serves as a "key" of sorts. The "key" has to stay in the keyhole all the time.

  140. AK
    February 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    How do we stop the Auto-Download of pictures in Whats App Web?

  141. Gregarious
    February 22, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Will the status show as "online" if whatsapp web is open in a window even if its idle ?

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 22, 2015 at 3:33 am

      I'm not sure, tbh. What I was able to check is this:

      If the WhatsApp Web tab is in focus and a conversation is open with someone, and that someone sends you a message, then that gets marked as "read".

  142. Abey
    February 21, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    You missed another important thing that it can't Forwarding messages.
    I hope they'll add this soon.
    Also we can't see message statistics (when a message was seen/delivered) in the web interface as of now.

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 21, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Oh wow, that's a great catch! You're totally right, it doesn't forward messages, I completely missed that. Thanks for pointing it out, Abey!

  143. Ellena
    February 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Could I ask you? If I am online on my PC , can my friends using their phone see me online? Thank you for your answer :-)

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 21, 2015 at 5:52 am

      Yup, they can, Ellena :)

  144. Kush
    February 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Is it possible to silent notification tones on phone while using whatsapp web on a pc?!
    I keep on chatting on my lappy, n my phone keeps on crying on the table. It's very annoying!

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 19, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Haha valid concern, but no, I don't think there's a way to do that.

  145. someone
    February 18, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Rubbish, blackberry bold doesn't even show the whatsapp web option at all even after I updated it. I went to chats, menu button and saw no whatsapp web option.

  146. sadiq
    February 17, 2015 at 7:16 am

    I want to know about where my media files will save in pc

  147. Chillz
    February 16, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    how do i change my whatsapp dp from my pc? while conected to whatsapp web... obviously

  148. Deej
    February 15, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Is it possible to use whatsapp Web services on a second phone which is cdma and has no data plan just wifi?

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 16, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Nope, you'll need a desktop Chrome browser.

  149. khan ali
    February 14, 2015 at 11:31 am

    hello sir i do use my office computer. so for that i want to know abt my media files is it gona get sabe anywhere in computer as i dont want it sabe in computer ???
    thanks

  150. Harish
    February 14, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Iam not able to access my phone gallery during attache file option is it possible ? while browsing it will show desktop folders instead of phone gallery.

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 14, 2015 at 9:37 am

      No Harish, you can't access your phone's gallery, you can access photos stored on your computer.

  151. Hazel
    February 12, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Does it show your last seen activities like on your phone if it is on.

  152. Michael
    February 11, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Hi there,

    i'm wondering if the whatsapp web store any data on our pc? or it's completely remote based?

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 11, 2015 at 7:48 am

      WhatsApp hasn't said anything officially, but I think it's completely remote. It's all on your phone.

  153. mia
    February 7, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    hey, i m using whatsapp plus. can anyone help me with my this problem. i couldn't find 'whatsapp web' on the button menu. what can i do to scan to scan the code?

  154. eileen
    February 5, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    GET ME OUT OF HERE!!

    I have no idea where this app is. I have no idea how I got it.

    It is sending out random emails to everyone in my address book asking them to "listen:"to a message -- and yet, there is no message! How do I get it to stop? How do I get rid of it completely? I lived a very happy and fulfilled life prior to this and now I am stressed about getting nasty emails from my friends and relatives asking me to remove them from my address book if I keep sending these random emails!

    GET ME THE HELL OUT OF THIS APP!

    • Tony
      February 8, 2015 at 9:30 am

      I am getting a similar problem, I'm receiving a 'message' on whatsapp from someone I don't know. Is it a fishing scam ? I don't use the app, and have no interest in using it. Am just as fed up as Eileen !

  155. Nushan
    February 5, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Hey Mihir
    Great post. Enjoyed reading the new features of WhatsApp Web. A small question however. You see, I used WhatsApp on Bluestacks as I don't have a smartphone or tablet. Now my WhatsApp is in my PC on BlueStacks. Now is there any way that I can first 1) Take a pic of the QR code at web.whatsapp.com through BlueStacks and 2) Use my WhatsApp account on BlueStacks to have it running on the PC as WhatsApp Web. Is there any way to sync the two. I like the sleeker design of WhatsApp Web and I was hoping whether I could change from using BlueStacks. Is there anyway that I can address this problem. Thanks in advance.

    Nushan

  156. Sangu
    February 5, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Is there any need to keep open always web.whatapp.com to receive notification?

  157. divisha vasani
    February 3, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Can u pls tell me y I m not able to see setting option in particular grp. I want to set different setting for different grp. My frn is havng dat option but I dnt.
    Pls rpl

  158. Regis
    February 3, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Same problem here. The QR code does not generate. I am using a Lenovo yoga 2 pro - Google chrome version is 40.0.2214.93 m.

  159. Sudheer
    February 2, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Same as so many other people here,QR code does not load at all. If we think it is bandwidth issue, then i have good speed internet.

    Please help.

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 2, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Which devices are you using, and have you updated Chrome to the latest version?

    • Sudheer
      February 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      I use Nexus 4 and i have installed latest chrome on my desktop. Desktop chrome version is 40.0.2214.93 m.

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 3, 2015 at 4:07 am

      You've updated your WhatsApp too, right? If you're using WhatsApp Plus or any other third-party app, you need to uninstall that too.

  160. Hardik
    February 2, 2015 at 9:44 am

    how to stop download photos automatically from WhatsApp web???

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 2, 2015 at 11:09 am

      I don't think there's a way to do that yet.

  161. Paul
    January 31, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I am having a similar problem to a few posters here in that the WhatsApp Web page will open but the QR code never loads, just a constant spinning circle. I am on my personal laptop on my home network, newest version of Chrome and have tried restarting and clearing my cache. Also tried turning off extensions like AdBlock and PushBullet but none made any difference. Any assistance would be appreciated

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 2, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Sorry Paul, I wish I could help you out, but I haven't experienced this myself or know anyone personally who has. Have you tried using it on another laptop and seen if it works there? That might tell us whether the problem is with the computer or the phone.

    • Paul
      February 2, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks for the reply Mihir, I'll keep trying to figure it out.

  162. sliman
    January 31, 2015 at 11:47 am

    web whatsapp does not run on windows xp latest google chrome version...
    anyone else can confirme ?

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 2, 2015 at 11:07 am

      I'm not running XP right now, but can you tell me the Chrome version you're using?

  163. Alfred
    January 31, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Opening web.whatsapp.com in Chrome on a PC produces a QR to be scanned and everything works nicely. But on an Android tablet it suggest to download the WhatsApp Messenger which leads to the Google play version that is not compatible with the device since it is not a phone. How should one navigate around these obstacles?

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 2, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Yeah, it won't work on Chrome on mobile operating systems (Android, iOS, BB, etc). You'll need a desktop operating system (Windows/Mac/Linux) to use this.

  164. Yacine
    January 31, 2015 at 3:00 am

    so im conected to whatsapp web , then my phone loose connection , i was hopping to stay connect to whatsapp web as long as i still have connection inmy computer , even if i lost connection in my phone !!!! thats the only way in my opinion that will make this new thing more fun to us as users :))))
    otherwise i don't see any reason why people should use it .

    • Daniele
      January 31, 2015 at 8:42 am

      For example, if I have to write long messages, it's more confortable writing them with a real keyboard instead of the smartphone virtual keyboard.
      I also can copy & paste text or links directly from my PC (i.e., I read an interesting article, and I want to send an excerpt and the link to the entire article).
      And with Whatsapp Web I can send images and videos I have on my PC (in the hard disk, in a network share, in a USB key, ...) without need to transfer them on the smartphone.

      Think it as an extension of your smartphone: you could connect a real keyboard to the smartphone to write faster and an external storage (USB key or hard disk, network share, etc...) to retrieve images and videos and send them; or you simply could use Whatsapp Web from your PC (and with a >=17" LCD monitor vs. <=5" smartphone screen! ;-) ).

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 2, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Thanks for the example, Daniele, I couldn't have said it better myself :)

  165. Dan
    January 30, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Are pictures and other media stored on my pc even if I only view them and not download them?

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 2, 2015 at 11:01 am

      They'll be in your temporary internet cache. Run CCleaner or something and they'll be cleaned up.

  166. Joel
    January 30, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Where are the messages received via web stored? In my computer?

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

      I'm not sure. I've searched for this on the Web and no one has a clear answer. Most people think the messages are all on your phone, not on your computer.

  167. victoria
    January 29, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Ive gone to the website on my nexus 7 and request desktop site, how ever the QR only half shows, I've tried rotating and resizing but it won't show all the code. Anyone else have this issue?

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 2, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Requesting desktop site won't work, you need the Chrome desktop browser. Basically, this won't work with your Nexus 7.

  168. Mario H. Salazar
    January 29, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    For me works fine, but i want to know if i can configure media download like smartphone app. cuse is dowloading everything an di dont know which pad is doing this.

    • Mihir Patkar
      February 2, 2015 at 10:59 am

      I don't think so. I think the assumption here is that if you're using WhatsApp Web, you're connected to broadband and don't have data restrictions. Pretty silly, I agree!

  169. himanshu
    January 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Can any other person use my whatss app no on his desktop.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 29, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      If you grant it access, yes. You can also remotely disconnect that through WhatsApp Web on your phone.

  170. himanshu
    January 29, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Can I see deleted message from my phone on my desktop.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 29, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Nope, you can't.

  171. Rahul
    January 28, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I am using incognito window on google chrome to access "web.whatsapp.com" and I would like to know the location the pics, videos and voice messages in whatsapp gets saved to my pc? It is not in my default download folder in chrome.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      It'll be in the same place, Rahul. Download an image, Press Ctrl+J, you'll see your recent downloads, click "Show in Folder" for the last image downloaded.

  172. Mihir Patkar
    January 28, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Yup, they do. In your default download folder for Chrome.

  173. Luis
    January 28, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    when i open the pictures on the whatsapp web, where do they store? do they store in my computer or what?

  174. Daniele
    January 28, 2015 at 7:24 am

    It would be nice to save conversation directly from Whatsapp Web, in a HTML formatted version, with colors, graphics and link to received or sent images, videos and audio clips, that could be later viewed in a browser (Whatsapp on the smartphone is only able to save a TXT chat, without emoji and without direct link to the files of images or videos).
    At current time, there's no way to save a well-formatted chat from Whatsapp Web.
    Do you know if anybody has developed a Chrome Extension to do this task?

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 28, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Hmmm interesting. A quick search didn't reveal any such extension. Hopefully if someone develops one, they'll drop a line here :)

  175. N.R.
    January 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I have a lg g 8.3 tab, and it's not loading . i'm unable to use whatsapp web :(

    Please help

  176. Shival
    January 27, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    So some reason the QR code isn't loading similar to user David Kinlay. When I open the link the page loads, however the act code isn't loading. I tired restarting my browser and even my computer, but it still doesn't load. Don't know what else could be the problem. I am working on an office computer which restricts some website but this doesn't seem to be the problem as the webpage loads up, just not the code. Is anyone else having similar problems? Thanks

  177. MGM
    January 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    The page is not loading. Chrome is reporting the following error ERR_TUNNEL_CONNECTION_FAILED
    do you know how to fix it?

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      No, that's a common error when you're using a proxy. Maybe disable the proxy and use a direct connection?

  178. MA Hussain
    January 27, 2015 at 10:45 am

    I am using Chrome 35. Whatsapp supports only chrome 36.
    I am behind firewall, chrome update is white listed but somehow, chrome is not able to upgrade. It suggests to whitelist update (already done).
    I have written to chrome team also but no response yet. Could some one help me.

  179. hitesh
    January 27, 2015 at 10:35 am

    i am using nokia 5233, so my phone is not read QR coad.. please help me

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 10:46 am

      The 5233 does have a camera, which should be all you need to read the QR code.

  180. Sachu
    January 27, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Good Description friend...

  181. Dipen Gandhi
    January 27, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Where are photos saved on computer while using whatsapp web?

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 9:23 am

      They go to the folder where all your downloads in Chrome go. To find out, press Ctrl+J to bring up the Downloads pane, and on the last downloaded photo, click "Show in Folder"

  182. Ifijay
    January 27, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I'm trying to get WhatsApp Web on my tablet, but when I load the web.whatsapp page with the QR Code, it cuts off a few top lines lines of the code and it won't scan. Any idea how I can overcome this?

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 9:24 am

      I don't think it works on tablets (unless you're using a Windows tablet). It requires the desktop version of Chrome, and just requesting the desktop site doesn't do the trick on Android or iOS.

    • tomsu
      January 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      I am using chrome ok n nexus 7 tablet and web.whatsapp. com keeps loading but does not show the code pattern. Is it True that it doesn't work on any tablets? Not even Google own tablet nexus 7?

    • E
      February 4, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      I have the same trouble. WhatsApp on web do work on android tablets (need to check the "request desktop site" in browser though) but for some reason the layout itself forces parts of the code outside the screen view on my Nexus 7 as well (zooming out won't help) making it unable to scan properly... Very annoying. :-(

  183. Jaffar
    January 27, 2015 at 7:14 am

    hi all,

    i didn't found "whatsapp web" option in my whatsapp plus..

    can any one please suggest me to solve my problem....

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 7:16 am

      It's only in the official WhatsApp app. In fact, WhatsApp is rejecting accounts of those using third-party apps like WhatsApp Plus, so you might want to consider shifting to the official client.

  184. Anonymous
    January 27, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Is it possible to stop the web browser automatically connecting and loading my chats? say, if i am not near the laptop, or if it is a shared laptop?

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:49 am

      You can just log out from the Web app :)

      Think of it like your email. If you stay signed in, anyone can read it. If you log out, your privacy is guaranteed. Same thing here.

  185. pmshah
    January 27, 2015 at 3:49 am

    So even in cloning the features of Viber they did a half baked job ! I really wonder why Viber has not displaced Whats app altogether. Viber is available on ALL platforms as also supports audio conversation. In fact I have managed to make it work on the combo of desktop + conventional ( read non- smart) mobile phone. Best part is, unlike whatsapp, it is tied to the number and not to the instrument. BTW audio conversation is still missing.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:14 am

      I honestly think there are plenty of great IM apps out there which can give WhatsApp a run for its money. No idea why this one is more successful.

  186. Bud
    January 27, 2015 at 3:29 am

    CAN’T USE on an Apple iMac and recently read where Apple no longer supported it!

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:13 am

      No, that's false information. It doesn't work in iPhone, but iMacs are fine. I've tried it on my MacBook and it's super smooth.

      Basically, any iOS product won't support WhatsApp Web, but any Mac product will. It's not a total lack of support on all things Apple.

  187. Khabir M Ahmed
    January 27, 2015 at 12:48 am

    could someone please provide more details on why what web is not supported on iphone.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:11 am

      WhatsApp hasn't officially said why, but some sites like The Verge are reporting it's because iOS restricts background multitasking and push notifications.

  188. Hatem
    January 26, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Can I use web what's app for number that not having camera in my phone ???

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:10 am

      Nope, you'll need the camera to scan the QR code, so I don't think you can do that.

  189. Anonymous
    January 26, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I am a little concerned, as I have just connected my WhatsApp Web after removing all WhatsApp media from my phones memory. You know, so any the pictures in the chats appear blurry and when pressed, they show the message "Sorry, this media file doesn't exist on your SD card.". But once I connected to https://web.whatsapp.com/ , all my pictures automatically loaded up. I'm not happy with this as they are obviously stored somewhere without my knowledge or consent. Is there any way around this?

    • Bikas
      January 26, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      Try clicking any of the image. If image is there a big version is shown or else, the same no image message pops up. The images you're seeing are mere thumbnails which may not be actual image.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:10 am

      I'm curious to hear about this. Bikas's logic seems sound, so could you click a thumbnail and get back to us?

      And thanks for commenting so often, Bikas, it's truly helpful :)

  190. VIshal
    January 26, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Can sombody help me out i have updated whatsapp from their website directly but its still not showing whatsapp web in my whatsapp menu???

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:08 am

      I use the website updates too, but it's working fine. Which version are you on? Maybe try uninstalling the APK and getting it from the Play Store for now?

  191. Muhammad Adil
    January 26, 2015 at 6:08 am

    It's about time. Maybe I'll use it.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:08 am

      You should, it's fantastic!

  192. Prasad
    January 26, 2015 at 5:33 am

    almost 90% of my scan screen is already black on phone..How am i supposed to fix it ?

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:07 am

      I don't quite understand your problem here. Could you explain more clearly please?

    • Nikhil
      February 1, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      I have the same issue, black screen for 3/4th in my screen. Not able to scan the qr code.
      Phone : Xperia U
      Also when i tried to take the screenshot of this issue, there is no black screen in the saved screenshot image.

    • B Kumar
      March 21, 2015 at 7:10 am

      I am experiencing the same issue with my Sony Xperia U phone. Did any of people get a solution to the problem?

    • ibnsina
      May 7, 2015 at 9:07 am

      I have the same problem.
      Just point your camera as if you were not seeing the screen.
      Point it making sure your objective is in front of the code and at a distance so the QR code would fit into the square green box.
      The problem is that the image shown on the screen is shifted to the right and so the left black part is in fact the result of spanning the left margin.

  193. Kumar Mullackal
    January 26, 2015 at 5:11 am

    The best part of it is, once you are home on your desktop or Laptop
    you can confine yourself to that alone for updating your social networking.
    And Google input tools work too !
    Texting in regional languages in their primitive type writer layout
    on the desktop itself is an added advantage.

    Would be appreciated on having more controls from the web version itself
    like deleting posts and so. Hope this technical issue will be taken care of !

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:06 am

      I think you can expect those features to roll out slowly through updates, Kumar. I don't see what is preventing them from letting you delete conversations or exit groups through the web interface right now.

      I actually hadn't thought of the use of regional language, that's a fantastic point!

  194. Anonymous
    January 25, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    i got a blank page with chrome, but works very fine with opera

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:05 am

      If it works on Opera for you, it should work on Chrome too. Perhaps one of your Chrome extensions is blocking something?

    • Anonymous
      January 27, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      actually the real problem because it was opened on netbook.
      the layout of web.whatsapp in every browser opened on my netbook was blank (only frame)
      this problem never happen if it opened in laptop

  195. Moavia Hasnain
    January 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Cen i use whatsapp in windows Xp???

    • Bikas
      January 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      As long as you run latest version of chrome (or last few, which unfortunately is not possible), OS doesn't matter.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:05 am

      Yup, any OS where you are using Google Chrome, it will work.

  196. Roshan
    January 25, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Why does my phone need to be connected to the internet for WhatsApp Web to work? Anyone know why?

    • Bikas
      January 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Whatsapp Web is just an interface to the mobile app. Messages are still sent and received on mobile device. Whatsapp Web will only provide you convenience of big screen of laptop/desktop.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:04 am

      Like Bikas said, the mobile app is still carrying out all the sending and receiving. That's why your mobile device needs to be on. It's not just that it needs to be connected to the net, you also need it to be on--if your battery dies, so does whatsapp web.

  197. tabish
    January 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Can I use whatsapp on two PCs simultaneously ? I need to roll out whatsapp as a means of accepting orders for my ecommerce store.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:03 am

      No, two PCs simultaneously isn't possible. Only one PC at a time. You can have it remember multiple PCs, but only one will work as a sync point at any time.

    • Lee H
      May 6, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      Whatsapp for accepting orders? Curious how you plan to implement this. I'm assuming this isn't automated, you will manually process any orders sent to you via a whatsapp message?

  198. mitsuki
    January 25, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    can i delete my account from my phone and carry on using whatsapp on web?

    • Bikas
      January 26, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      No, you can't. Whatsapp Web is just an interface to the mobile app. Messages are still sent and received on mobile device. Whatsapp Web will only provide you convenience of big screen of laptop/desktop.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:02 am

      Nope, WhatsApp Web is completely dependent on the mobile app, you can't delete it.

  199. anonymous
    January 25, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    If I don't have to touch my phone for anything.., then what's the point in having one!!!

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:02 am

      Well, when you're not at your computer, you'll still need it, right? The idea here only is that you don't need to keep switching between devices when you're using your PC, that's all.

  200. Anonymous
    January 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

    How much did Google pay you?

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:01 am

      20 Gazillion Dollars. That's why I write about apps instead of sunning on my private island.

  201. Anonymous
    January 25, 2015 at 7:40 am

    It's not possible to say iphone will not work. Then how hangout is working on both iPhone and computer.

    • Bikas
      January 26, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Hangouts sync the message with data on Google server. WhatsApp web only syncs messages temporarily and data remain on device. Data transaction still happens on mobile and not on web, it's just an interface.
      iPhone is not capable for such feature.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

      Bikas is absolutely correct here. Comparing WhatsApp with Hangouts doesn't make sense here because the WhatsApp web app is still talking through your phone, not directly to a server.

  202. Mehndi
    January 25, 2015 at 7:02 am

    If phone lost data connection the WhatsApp web version will also go offline.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

      Yup, that's right, Mehndi! Also if your phone's battery goes off.

  203. Salkis
    January 25, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Just use Telegram.

    • Bikas
      January 26, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      I really don't see any point of using it, apart from dev saying it's more secure, which is not convincingly trustworthy.

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 4:59 am

      How do I talk with all my friends on WhatsApp if I use Telegram?

      With social networks and instant messaging apps, it's more about "what is everyone I talk to still using?" I have no one in my regular contact list who uses Telegram but doesn't use WhatsApp. More than half of my contacts use WhatsApp but don't use Telegram. Easy decision.

  204. David Kinlay
    January 24, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Not sure what is going wrong but I can't get it to scan the code, just keeps loading unfortunately

    •  
      January 25, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Hey, just reload the webpage and restart WhatsApp. and keep ur hads still!

    • Mihir Patkar
      January 27, 2015 at 4:57 am

      That's strange. Please clarify what is happening and we'll try to sort it out together :) So you can see the QR code on screen and when you point your phone's camera to it (through the WhatsApp Web app), nothing happens?

    • Simar
      January 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      Hi,

      Yes! this happened with me too. Please try the following steps:

      Reload the page: web.whatsapp.com. This would bring a new set of encrypted bar code image and then you can again click on : whatsapp web {please make sure to log out from your device first before performing this step}.

      I realized that, i am keeping the phone scanner mapped to the web image quite close. When i moved the mobile little far away {still in the bar code focus}, it immediately picked up.

      One change that i have noticed is that:

      Web whatsapp doesn't allow you to change your profile picture OR commonly known as: DP- Display Picture...If i have to change, i would need to do this form my mobile. Same goes in for the display message: is doesn't show nay on the web side.

    • Simar
      January 27, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      Hi All,

      Few questions:

      If whatsapp web is a web interface of the mobile app {therefore we need to be connected on our mobile}, why are we not getting Setting tab as present on our mobile to be a mirror image on web too?

      As per the feature of "Last seen online"- this was something as applicable to mobile..is this same when connected in web side as well? If so! i am connected OR online on web so, would all my contacts see me online all the time even if i have a different setting of last seen online on my mobile?

      How is this feature synching?

    • Soumik
      January 30, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Same with me....and cant seem to get over it...

    • Soumik
      January 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      The page loads but the QR keep on loading and never comes....dont have any idea what the problem is.

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