Complete Guide to Installing Whatsapp on a Laptop / PC for Beginners

Complete Guide to Installing Whatsapp on a Laptop / PC for Beginners

Geekers - The chat application that is very popular as it is today is Whatsapp. The Whatsapp application is in great demand by the public because it is very easy to use. Not only that, the features contained in the Whatsapp application are also very useful for our daily lives.

The mainstay features of the Whatsapp application are such as video calls, voice calls and chats. We can do these activities easily, both from smartphones and desktops.

Did you know that Whatsapp can be used directly via a desktop computer without using a browser? You can download and install the Whatsapp application on your desktop computer via the Whatsapp website or from the Microsoft Store and Apple App Store.

How to Install Whatsapp on a Laptop / PC

And what you need to know is that you can only use the Whatsapp application on a desktop computer if your computer is using Windows 8.1 or the latest Windows. And for Apple products, it can only be used on macOS 10.0 or the latest macOS.

If your computer has another version or the version below mentioned earlier, you can enjoy the Whatsapp browser application. Here's how to install WhatsApp on a laptop/PC:

1. The first step you have to do is download the Whatsapp application. You can download it at the Microsoft Store or at the link.

As in the picture, you have to download it according to your desktop computer. For Windows computers, the number of bits must be 64 bits. As for Mac, it must be macOS 10.10 or later.

In this tutorial I use Windows. Click Download For Windows (64 – BIT).

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2. After finishing downloading the Whatsapp application, you can open the folder where the application has been downloaded. Double-click on the WhatsApp application that was downloaded earlier.

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3. Next, you have to wait a few moments until the application has finished installing on your desktop computer. And if it's finished installing, then the WhatsApp application will appear a QR Code like this. This QR Code is useful for you to scan on your smartphone.

How to Install Whatsapp on a Laptop by Scanning a Barcode How to Install Whatsapp on a Laptop by Scanning a Barcode

Scan QR WhatsApp

QR Code or Quick Response Code is a barcode that has two dimensions. Which QR Code can store data. The QR Code is also used by the desktop WhatsApp application as a condition for entering your WhatsApp account into the desktop WhatsApp application.

Here's how to scan the WhatsApp QR that you can do:

1. First, you have to open your WhatsApp application on your smartphone. After that you will find three dots in the upper right corner of the application. Click on the three dots.

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2. Then several menus will appear, from some of these menus you have to click WhatsApp Web.

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3. After that you will be taken to the Scan code page. Therefore, you must prepare your desktop computer that has the Whatsapp application installed and has displayed the QR Code to be scanned.

To scan, you have to click Ok, I Got it.

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4. It doesn't take long for the Whatsapp application to display the camera as shown below. And it's time for you to point the camera at the QR Code that has appeared on the WhatsApp desktop computer application.

How to Install Whatsapp on a Laptop / PC How to Install Whatsapp on a Laptop / PC

5. To check which devices are logged into your Whatsapp account, you can check it on the following page. And on the page below, the desktop computer device has entered or is active on your Whatsapp account.

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6. The following is the appearance of the WhatsApp application on a desktop computer.

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Those are the steps for how to install WhatsApp on a laptop / PC. Hopefully the method above can help you in installing the WhatsApp application on your laptop or PC.

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