How to Install and Use WhatsApp on Windows PC/Laptop (Guide)


WhatsApp is the world most used instant messaging app, it has surpassed SMS as the primary medium of sending text messages. New desktops application of WhatsApp Messenger has been launched for Windows & Mac computers. Although you can still use the web version of the app on PC/laptops but having stand-alone app installed on PC makes it convenient to access chats. Here we will show you how to install WhatsApp on Windows PC and how to use it.

Both Windows & Mac users can use computer version of the app. According to WhatsApp’s official statement, this WhatsApp desktop app is an extension of your mobile version and mirrors all conversations and updated chat history.


Using WhatsApp on PC actually makes a lot of sense, you can get real-time notifications of the messages and WhatsApp activity on computer without having to hold phone every time a message arrives while doing work on PC/laptop. You can also assign keyboard shortcuts to different WhatsApp functions quickly access various options on the app bypassing unnecessary clicking steps.

How to Install and Use WhatsApp on PC Windows:

1 – Go to WhatsApp official webpage and download WhatsApp for Windows (32-bit/64-bit) version here and save it on PC.

2 – Open WhatsApp folder that you downloaded and run the .exe installer file to begin the install process.


3 – Now scan the QR code on the WhatsApp screen with your phone using WhatsApp. For that, open WhatsApp then go to menu and select WhatsApp web.

4 – After QR code recognition, the desktop WhatsApp app will be installed on PC with all your account and contact details along with all chat history. It will automatically log you in the chat app. Now start using it.


WhatsApp automatically syncs all latest WhatsApp messages, so to avoid excessive data charges during syncing make sure your PC is connected to WiFi instead of mobile data network.

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