WhatsApp Web Version ~ How to use WhatsApp on your web browser!
WhatsApp Web Version – Making mobile messaging more fun!
WhatsApp is fast becoming one of the most used mobile messengers in the history of smartphones. Facilitating communication between users worldwide, the smartphone’s messaging giant is constantly expanding to dominate its industry.
A couple of factors make WhatsApp a must-use for many. These include;
- The WhatsApp Web Version – nothing to install.
- A user-friendly and smart environment.
- An exciting Video and audio sharing facility.
- An excellent bookmarking feature.
- Easy-to-use group chat system.
- Excellent voice quality.
- Free for first year, then 0.99 USD per year.
More About WhatsApp!
Most smartphone users are still not comfortable with their micro keyboard. While this slows down conversation, switching between modes, trying to locate different buttons can really be a pain.
In order to provide users with a richer communication experience, WhatsApp is now accessible both on mobile phones and computer through the web browser.
WhatsApp Web Version – a richer Experience
Using WhatsApp web version is one very exciting exercise. However, not all WhatsApp subscribers are able to access their sessions through the web.
At the time I’m writing this article, WhatsApp Web App is available only for Android, iPhone 8.1+, Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1,Nokia S60, Nokia S40 EVO, BlackBerry and BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
Note that WhatsApp web version is simply a computer web based extension of the WhatsApp account on phone. Any action taken on the phone will apply to WhatsApp Web and vice versa. The Web version is not another WhatsApp account.
That means for you to be able to use the whatsapp web messenger, you need an active Internet connection on your computer and your Phone and your phone has to be switched on. You’ll also need to use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari as your web browser on your computer.
How to connect to WhatsApp Web Version!
-> To get started, go to web.whatsapp.com on your computer ( use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari)
-> Open WhatsApp on your phone.
- On Android: in the Chats screen > Menu > WhatsApp Web.
- On iPhone: go to Settings > WhatsApp Web.
- On Nokia S60 and Windows Phone: go to Menu > WhatsApp Web.
- On Nokia S40: Swipe up from bottom of screen > WhatsApp Web.
- On BlackBerry: go to Chats > Menu > WhatsApp Web.
- On BlackBerry 10: Swipe down from top of the screen > WhatsApp Web.
-> Scan the QR Code on your computer screen from your phone.
Note however that you can’t be connected on more than one computer at a time. You’ll need to disconnect from one to be connected to the other.
From your phone, navigate to WhatsApp Web to view your logged in computers or to logout from an active WhatsApp Web session.
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The bad thing about WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp web is thrilling but there is a bad social side of it.
Anyone can monitor your whatsapp conversations at any distance if you are not careful. This can be done very easily without you probably knowing.
I have a friend who did not know how to use WhatsApp web. One day, her boy friend came visiting and wanted to monitor her whatsApp chats.
This guy brought his laptop. At one point, the lady stepped away and the guy quickly took her phone and linked her whatsApp account on his Firefox browser.
That was all he needed to know what was being discussed. He discovered some conversations and this let to relationship misunderstanding. That was bad if you ask me.
How do you know if your WhatsApp is being monitored on the web?
This is very easy to do. I want to show you two ways to find out.
First, each time you have unread text messages, WhatsApp makes them with the count of the number of messages on a green dot.
Those green signs give you the number of unread messages from individuals or groups. If you notice a contact or group pushed up to the top of the list without those green dots, note that someone has read the messages.
Another method is to check from your Whatsapp menu if there is any active connection that’s not yours. Note that Whatsapp web cannot work on more than one browser or browser tab simultaneously. If you are connected on computer A, by the time you connect on Computer B, you will be disconnected from Computer A.
So if you check your menu and find out there is an unknown connection, take steps to stop it. Here is what this may look like:
That’s it about WhatsApp web.
Thanks for reading