How to connect Whatsapp Web with your smartphone
Updated: Jul 25
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 the little blue icon located just to the right of your name;
Next, tap on the blue 'Scan' button, then point the camera at the QR code on your computer screen.
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.