Now you can use WhatsApp on your Chrome Desktop Browser

Posted:  January 22, 2015   By:    24 comments   


WhatsApp Web is now live and ready to use on your desktop computer. This is made possible on Chrome and setting it up is as easy as scanning a QR code from your mobile device. In terms of availability, it currently works on Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, BlackBerry 10 and Nokia S60. Sorry iPhone users, it isn’t available due to platform limitation.

For this to work, make sure you’re having the latest WhatsApp version (Android: 2.11.498) and you’ll find a new “WhatsApp Web” option in the menu. If it doesn’t show up, it might take a while or you can try restarting your phone.


Once that’s done, just load up on Chrome and scan the QR code from WhatsApp. This should just take a couple of seconds depending on connection to show your current Chats on the browser.


Unlike other desktop instant messengers, WhatsApp Web requires constant connection on your smart phone to work. It appears that it syncs your chat history and sends out messages through your device. If your phone loses connection, WhatsApp for Web will prompt that connection has been lost. Like the smart phone app, there are notification alerts and you have the option to turn them off completely.

From the web browser, you could view photos and videos from your chat conversations. Meanwhile, you’re also able to send photos from your desktop files or take a picture using your web cam. So for those working constantly on their desktops, WhatsApp for Web is an easier way of replying and reading messages without being caught staring at your phone all the time.



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24 Comments for Now you can use WhatsApp on your Chrome Desktop Browser


Thumb down for it need phone connect to internet to use the web.
Telegram able to make it, but they not able.


    Telegram messages is stored in their server forever (unless you delete it or using secret chat), thus you can sync to any device that you logged in.

    Whatsapp delete messages from their server after your device received the messages (does it really delete? not sure, at least you're not able to retrieve it again – for the authorities, that's another matter). Hence, you're not able to sync across your device independently.

    So once you use whatssapp web, it will retrieve chat history from your phone. That's why they suggest using WiFi


If login the web, and off the phone connection to internet, the web will not working anymore.
The web is like remote typing feature only.


    It's stated in their FAQ

    "Your session on WhatsApp Web is an extension of WhatsApp on your phone. WhatsApp Web connects to your phone to sync messages, thus you can see all messages on both devices. Thus, the first requirement to being able to use WhatsApp Web is an active WhatsApp account on your smartphone"


      For a normal user, the way it work just inconvenient. It is like old age way of doing thing. The sync consume battery on the phone, and data.
      Just can't imagine they design it this way. It like make Whatsapp work "bad", and driver user to FB Messenger.


I am on latest version of Whatsapp 2.11.498 and yet I can't find the Web option anywhere. Tried restarting but didn't help.


    Me too


    I'm on latest version as well (2.11.498) & have the web option.
    At main chat interface, select option & have "WhatsApp Web" option


    On the main chat screen, hit on the menu button. "WhatsApp Web" should appear in between New Group, New Broadcast, Contacts, Settings, Status.


    Just try install the whatsapp from browser (version 2.11.491). After that, go to play sore and update whatsapp. After update, whatsapp will show new version (2.11.498) and poof…the whatsapp web will appear in setting.


Latest version 2.11.498 (on Android 4.4.4) but still no menu to scan the QR code.


    After the latest update, You have to manually clear the whatsapp data. Really thanks for your helpful tips. Cheers


updated to version 2.11.500 and working
either google for v2.11.500 apk or wait for play store update.


got this working on my sony experia z tablet but it doesnt notify me of a new message coming in – should it do this ? at the moment can only see a new message if i leave the whatsapp window open


    Are you referring to Chrome browser on the Xperia Z tablet? This was designed to work with the desktop version of Chrome. There's also a notification setting where you can set it to notify regardless of which tab of chrome you're on.


      in other word … it works on window xp win 7 win 8 ?


        Yes, but only if using Chrome Web Browser. Doesn’t work with IE or Firefox.


          It doesnt work on my samsung tablet. only 3/4 of the QR code is shown that's why I cant scan it. can help me with this?


I am using Redmi Note. When I clicked on whatsapp web in the menu, it prompted 'cannot start the camera', so unable to scan QR code on the pc. Any idea how to go about it.

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