How to connect Whatsapp Web with your smartphone
Updated: Feb 1
Whatsapp recently launched a web version of their app. Here is how to use it.
The convenient thing about Whatsapp Web is that you don't have to install any additional software. All you need to do is navigate to https://web.whatsapp.com/
When you first reach the page, you will see the following page that displays a large QR code
QR codes are scanned by Whatsapp on your phone to connect it to the Whatsapp Web client (as layed out below).
The next step is to open Whatsapp on your phone and log in.
Along the bottom of the screen (on your phone, in Whatsapp) there are 5 icons; Status, Calls, Camera, Chats and Settings. Tap on 'settings' (as shown below [bottom right]).
Next tap on 'Linked Devices',
Next, tap on 'Link a Device'
Tap on 'Link a Device'. This will activate the camera (see picture below) which you should point at the QR code displayed in Whatsapp Web.
At this stage, when you point the phone at the QR code on the screen it will automatically scan the code and give a small vibration and/or sound to signify the connection.
If you look at your computer screen you should see the Whatsapp Web page populate with a mirrored copy of everything on your smartphone version of Whatsapp.
That's it ! You can type messages and send media on the computer.