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WhatsApp Web ~ You have to read this first. Danger Revealed!

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WhatsApp Web Version – Making mobile messaging more fun! But someone may be seeing all your messages without you know. Keep reading!

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 brower 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!

Are you comfortable with the micro keyboard?

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 and desktop installation.

Personally, I think using WhatsApp on website is most ideal but you have to watch out for the issue I mention a little further.

WhatsApp Web Version – a richer Experience

Using WhatsApp on the web browser 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, the web version 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 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 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.

QR code

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.

Thanks for reading and please drop a comment below. I’ll be excited if you share this post on social media too.

The bad thing about WhatsApp Web

Using WhatsApp on the 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?

Is someone secretly reading your messages on WhatsApp 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.

whatsapp web

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:

Whatsapp free download for desktop

From all indications, running a messaging application on PC is with a lot more ease. After the web version of WhatsApp was globally accepted, the team went ahead to release a desktop version for free download.

This like the web client allows users to seamlessly send photos, do voice calling, send send text message, etc.

With the push notifications function, users get a popup alert each time there is a new unread message from a contact or group.

While the cross platform web based version (Chrome brower, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Edge browser) is highly being used, the desktop edition is only available to Windows 8 (or newer) and Mac OSX 10.9 (or newer).

Make sure you download WhatsApp from the official website here. Picking a copy from any other location may download a copy with some malicious code that will expose your system to hackers.

WhatsApp Vs Facebook Messenger

It’s important to note that WhatsApp is owned by Zuckerberg and his team.

==> See this article for details

Both tools are excellent instant messaging tools. Facebook Messenger has more APIs to make it a more used and integrated business tool. WhatsApp however is being more and more built in applications but messenger is leading.

Accessing WhatsApp free instant messenger doesn’t require password or usernames. You only have need for your phone on which it’s installed to be switched on and connected to the Internet.

Other Instant message applications used in Africa

In many African countries, WhatsApp is the most used chat app. Don’t ask me why because I don’t know. Telegram is another messaging app very popular among developers.

Wechat is little known. Yahoo Messenger seems to have completely been smashed out of the market. Apple’s Imessage is something you don’t hear about in the content. Android phones are most common.

 

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Areesha Noor

Hi Enstine Muki,

Great post indeed!
Yes of course, WhatsApp is most used messengers now a days. I think people use whats App more than Facebook now a days.

Yes of course, Whats App use in computer is very enjoyable, I really liked this trick to use Whats app in Computer.

I will try this trick in my laptop. Any way Thanks Enstine for sharing such great tips with us.

Regards:
Areesha Noor!
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Saminu Eedris

Wow! Thanks so much Enstine.

I am really glad you wrote about this because alot of people have been asking how i am able to use WhatsApp on my PC, i tried helping some of them out but with this i think you really did save me time.

Thanks and God bless you!
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Sami,
    I’m glad this is going to be very useful. Thanks for helping drive traffic to the post 😉
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Barry

Hi,

Quite impressive, I must say I’m really amazed to see this awesome feature and I guess I’ll surely try it out right away. I guess I’m a great fan of whatsapp.

Thanks for share.
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Dennis Seymour

It’s a good thing I logged back in today to catch up on my blog reading!!!!!

Whatsapp is my most used app so I’ve been waiting for a web version for so longgggg

Thank you for featuring a post about it. I wouldn’t have known otherwise! Thanks Enstine!
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    Enstine Muki

    Welcome back bro and thanks for making it on my blog. I hope you are doing great 😉
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Yogesh

Another great post from you side Enstine!
I am a very frequent user of Whats App and now I know the trick to use it on PC, I am never going to leave my Laptop. 😀
Enjoyed the article a lot.
Keep posting such stuff.
Regards!
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Nguyễn Văn Hợi

Thanks pro. It’s very helpul for me. I’m a Sales Manager at Real Estate in Vietnam.
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NIkhil Gupta

hey Enstine Muki, thanks for post it was easy task to use on my computer. thanks for sharing. do you know how to recover deleted messages from whatsapp ?
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Arnab

Yeah, that it !
I’m waiting for this long time. But one feature should be added, login from multiple PC at one time.
Surely there should be some hack to avoid the 0.99$/yr fee .
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Dev

Thanks Enstine Muki. I recently started using the web version of Whatsapp on my computer. It is much easier and cleaner compared to the mobile version. Unfortunately, you need to have active internet connection on phone to use it

Utsav

Hi Enstine
I heard many times that whatsapp is now available for Web too but never give it a try. Thanks for giving me detail instructions on how to Connect Whatsapp to Whatsapp web.
Its true, Whatsapp web gives much better experience and now i can work on my PC without checking whtatsapp messages on my Phone. Thanks 🙂

    Favour

    Same Here bro…

    PC all the way!! 🙂
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Favour

This is a great development by Whatsapp …

Many users today find themselves more often on PC than mobile..

So,Anytime,Any day,the chatting must continue #wink

Thanks for sharing boss
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Brijesh Gohil

I’m using this feature of whats app daily since it is launched. It is really easy to use whats app on my laptop while my phone is in my pocket or away for charging. I would recommend everyone to try this feature of whats app.
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Harsh S.

Amazing post. It’s my first visit on your Blog but it seems like there is plenty of nice stuff scattered around. I will certainly refer it gradually.
Thanks for this wonderful article about WhatsApp web version, it is indeed a great help and a time saver. Gladly shared it on my twitter timeline.
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Oleg Calugher

i will definitely will use the desktop version , i use whatsup every day from my mobile
Never tought it is available for desktop too
thnks
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Mike Johnson

Hello Enstine,
Thank you for coming up with this informative article on web version of WhatsApp. I am using this since this feature is launched for Android phones.
Last words –
WhatsApp comes up with new extraordinary features and Enstine comes up with covering each of them in newer blog posts… 🙂
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sagar

recently i have started using WhatsApp web , i kind of like it. It’s really a worth using small web app. Good writing sir.

Peter Mesu

Thanks buddy, I have once tried to connect my phone to the whatsapp web but to no avail. Now with this detailed tutorial, I got it for the first time. I’m really enjoying using whatsapp on the web. Its another great experience.
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Aabahran Shastri

Hey Enstine,

Why cant I connect to WhatsApp Web?
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Rashi

WOW! Nice Information. It was really worth reading. I was trying to use WhatsApp on web and was having problem. Your post gave me the perfect solution…Thanks a million 🙂

Abhishek Choudhary

Thanks man this really works.
Now I can easily access WhatsApp in my office.
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Rocco Msing

I liked the Big screen thing that WhatsApp web has brought to us. Recently WhastApp PC version came up, thought it would be something cool. But, kind of disappointed as it is much similar to the WhatsApp web. Isn’t it? The only diference between WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp PC is, with WhastApp PC you don’t need to browse. Rest is the same.
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ISeenLab

UseFul Guide to start Whatsup on browser in Computer. This is exciting feature they offer along with app and web usage. Thanks Enstine for full guide.
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iphone user

Great app i only know thought that it only work on mobile . Reading your post I will use this app on my computer. Thanks for sharing
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Arslan sheen

I only use viber and whatsapp on mobile I’m excited about using it on my PC as it will be more convenient to use it on every device I use. Thanks Enstine Muki for such a helpful article!
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Shivaji

Seriously it seems like everyone is obsessed with WhatsApp for Web, check now there a whatsapp for windows available for download. Though it’s the same WhatsApp for Web thing is just a cover. what is this!
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Sezenstil

I better keep WhatsApp limited to my phone only. However I’m curious, If someone somehow scans my QR code and start using WhatsApp for Web from his/her PC, is there anyway that I will know that it is being used by someone else?

Hemantkumar

Woah,
Nice piece of well crafted content <3 The points you covered are really awesome, everything you wrote was agreeable really cool thanks for writing such a cool post

Regards,
~ Hemant Kumar
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Venish

WOW! Nice Information. Thanks for sharing this post about How to Use WhatsApp on your Computer. It was really worth reading. I was trying to use WhatsApp on web and was having problem. Your post gave me the perfect solution.
Thanks a lot once again.

Arman Khan

I like whatsapp web version. But there is a problem with it. Phone and computer both must be connected to network.
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vishal

Whatsapp web version is superb initiative, but it needs to be improved. I am waiting for more updates
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Dilip Sharma

Thanks for article :0 We can also use whatsapp.exe for windows 🙂

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.
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Tahir ahsan

Thanks for shring this beautiful article.

AhmedRza

A useful guide for Whatsapp browsing in windows browser and people use WhatsApp messenger more than facebook because facebook gets time in loading.but whats is user-friendly and not get loading time.

Thanks:
Enstine Muki

Roshan Singh

Great feature of whatsapp. I prefer to use whatsapp on web version whenever I’m working on my lappy instead of using it on mobile.

Bright Joe

I wish I knew this before. I lost my phone, and I needed WhatsApp to contact someone but damn, I had nothing to do. Wish I knew this before.

Was just surfing for some articles to read and this popped up, thanks. This will come handy in the future, though! 😀
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Thomas Androws

Hi Enstine,

Thank you very much for this post, Even I wrote more about WhatsApp in my website but your article gave a great context on WhatsApp for PC.

Thanks,
Thomas

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