How to Open WhatsApp on a Computer (with and without install)

Rindi Putra
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How to Open WhatsApp on a Computer (with and without install)
How to Open WhatsApp on a Computer (with and without install)

Here is how to open or operate the WhatsApp application on the computer without having to install it and also by installing it. Here also you will find how to install the WhatsApp application on the computer and also how to operate it like how to log out of WhatsApp from the computer/website, view stories, chat, notifications, etc.

Typing long messages or having conversations (chats) in many WhatsApp groups can still be done on your smartphone. But if we can do it using a computer keyboard and also see through a larger screen it will be very helpful.

This has been proven by our team, the team, typing using a computer keyboard feels lighter and less time-consuming when compared with typing through the keyboard on a smartphone screen. Especially when our main activity is in front of the computer, it would be very disturbing if we always change gadgets from computers to smartphones or vice versa.

Using WhatsApp on the computer can be done either by this OS (Operating System), Windows (Microsoft), or OS X (Apple).

The main requirement:

To use this WhatsApp Desktop feature your smartphone should use the following OS:

  • Android
  • iOS 8.1 or later
  • Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1
  • Nokia S60, Nokia S40 EVO
  • Blackberry and Blackberry 10

WhatsApp app on the computer, whether using a browser or install on a computer, both are a mirror system or just a duplicate of what's inside our WhatsApp app on the Smartphone, so the Smartphone that we use must stay connected to the internet if we want to operate it via a computer (although our computer has its own internet connection).

There are 2 ways to operate WhatsApp on a computer:

  1. Via WhatsApp Web (using a browser)
  2. Via Computer Installation (using applications that must be installed on the computer)

How to open WhatsApp on the computer (via WhatsApp Web)

  1. Use Chrome Browser, Firefox, Opera, Safari, or Edge, then open the following address:
  2. You will see a QR Code that should be scanned by the WhatsApp application on your smartphone. Just below it, there is a way to open the camera through the WhatsApp app like example for Android: Go to WhatsApp> Menu> WhatsApp web, or for iPhone smartphone: Go to WhatsApp> Settings> WhatsApp web.
  3. Done!. After the QR code scan process is complete then the screen on the computer will immediately open the main page of Whatsapp that has been connected to your account. Good luck!
How to Open WhatsApp on a Computer (with and without install)

How to Open WhatsApp on the Computer (via Computer Installation)

  1. Download the WhatsApp file to be installed from the following official page: Minimal OS for Mac (OS X 10.9 or later) and for Windows (Windows 8 or later).
  2. Mac users need to unzip the downloaded file and then move WhatsApp to the application folder.
  3. Windows users need to install by running (open) the EXE file and then following the steps that appear until the file is installed perfectly.
  4. Once the installation is complete, open the application, then you will be prompted to scan the QR code. Like the way before, you'll find a way to open the camera via WhatsApp to scan a QR code from the Menu / Settings section and then open the WhatsApp web option.
  5. Done!. When the QR code scan process is complete then the screen on the computer will immediately open the main page of WhatsApp that has been connected to your account. Congratulations!

About Security (Important!)

After you log in to WhatsApp via computer then anyone who uses your computer and opens an application or browser connected to your WhatsApp account they will be able to access your WhatsApp account. This can be avoided by logging out (logout) every time you finish operating WhatsApp through the computer. It is very easy, to click the Menu button (three-point symbol) on a WhatsApp computer and then select Logout. Done!

What If you Forgot Logout from the computer?

If you forget to log out after you operate WhatsApp from the computer and cannot access the same computer immediately, then you can log out of your account from your Smartphone, simply by going to >Menu / Settings >WhatsApp web Then select >Logout or Log out from all computers.

Any Problem with WhatsApp on your computer?

If you are still experiencing problems or errors from the tutorial above, please leave your message in the comment field, as usual, Insyaallah we will guide you as much as possible. Do not forget the minimum standard operating system used by computers at least those using Windows 8 or later, for Windows users. Also OS X 10.9 for Mac OS users.

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Rindi Putra
Rindi Putra
Graphic Designer & Technology Junkie Graduated with 'International Trade Management' Major | 2 Years of Professional career on International Shipping Company & 3 Years career on Local Fashion Brand Company | 10 Years (and still counting) as Digital content creator. Feel free to connect with me on Social Media Twitter/Instagram: @rindiputra


  1. Unknown
    Saturday, December 19, 2020
    how to open whatsapp account on a PC without scanning the web code?
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Saturday, December 19, 2020
      I believe the scanning barcode is a must for every sync in whatsapp web. unless you use the installed version, you need to scan it just one time, the next time you use it is instant (no scan needed)