How to Use Whatsapp on Windows PC

Windows now officially released the windows 11 OS update for all windows users. After a long wait, Windows has brought WhatsApp as a built-in application in the Windows 11.

How to use Whatsapp on Windows 11

Please follow the below steps to connect Whatsapp with windows 11 Whatsapp Desktop app.

  1. Go to Start menu
  2. Click the Whatsapp Desktop icon or Search as Whatsapp Desktop if it is not pinned.
  3. Open WhatsApp on your phone
  4. Tap Menu or three dots in the right side top corner
  5. Choose the “Linked Devices”
  6. Select “Link A Device” option then the QR scanner will open
  7. Point your phone to Whatsapp desktop app QR code to connect both devices

Steps with Screenshot below,

1. Go to start menu

Windows Start
Windows Start

2. Click the Whatsapp Desktop icon or Search as Whatsapp Desktop if it is not pinned.

WhatsApp Desktop
WhatsApp Desktop

3. Open WhatsApp on your phone

Whatsapp mobile
Mobile WhatsApp

4. Tap Menu or three dots in the right side top corner

Whatsapp menu
Mobile Whatsapp menu

5. Choose the “Linked Devices”

WhatsApp Linked Devices
WhatsApp Linked Devices

5. Select “Link A Device” option then the QR scanner will open

WhatsApp Mobile Link A Device
WhatsApp Mobile Link A Device

6. Point your phone to Whatsapp desktop app QR code to connect both devices

Whatsapp Link A Device Scan
Whatsapp Link A Device Scan

If you want to stay logged in, then Click or enable the “Keep me signed in” option.

How to use Whatsapp on Windows 10, 8, 8.1

For Windows 8, 8.1, 10, 10 S, you may download windows desktop from https://www.whatsapp.com/download/ or Microsoft store. After successful installation on your windows computer/PC or desktop. Please follow the same steps given above to connect both device.

How to use WhatsApp on Windows 7

There is no desktop app support available for the lower versions like windows 7. But no worries, you can use the web version instead.

Steps to connect your mobile WhatsApp with WhatsApp web:

  1. Go to https://web.whatsapp.com/
  2. Open WhatsApp on your Phone and
  3. Tap Menu or three dots in the right side top corner
  4. Select the “Linked Devices” option
  5. Select “Link A Device” option then the QR scanner will open
  6. Select the Linked Devices and tab link a device option
  7. Point your phone to on WhatsApp web QR code to connect both devices.

If you want to stay logged in, then Click or enable the “Keep me signed in” option.

WhatsApp Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How can I use WhatsApp on Windows 11?

WhatsApp comes has an in-built application in windows 11. All you need to do is need to connect your phone and the WhatsApp app.

2. Is there a WhatsApp for Windows 10?

There are 2 ways you can use it.

  • You can use it through the WhatsApp web. To do that, your need to open web.whatsapp.com and connect your device
  • You can download and use WhatsApp on windows but the minimum requirement is your need to use Windows 8.1 or newer.

3. Can I use WhatsApp in PC without phone?

No, you can’t do that you should connect WhatsApp in both PC and mobile devices. Also the internet should be “ON” in both devices. But once you did it, then you can use WhatsApp in your PC even if your phone is in far away.

4. Is there a desktop app for WhatsApp?

Yes, Windows 11 comes with the in built WhatsApp desktop app. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 you can download the WhatsApp app from https://www.whatsapp.com/download/ or Microsoft store and install in your computer.

5. How safe is WhatsApp?

WhatsApp uses end to end encryption for safety purposes. Which means no one can see your messages except the sender and receiver.

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