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    WhatsApp Web

  • WhatsApp web is a desktop version of WhatsApp Messenger launched on 21 January 2015 for android, blackberry, and window phone users only. But later the company launched it for iOS and Nokia users as well. Now you can also operate your web.whatsapp.com on your computer and laptop.


    How to use WhatsApp Web via web browser on PC or Laptop? 

    1. Open WhatsApp on your mobile device.
    2. Tap on the Settings Icon and open WhatsApp Web/Desktop.
    3. Now, open web.whatsapp.com on a web browser on your PC.
    4. Scan the on-screen QR Code using the WhatsApp Scanner from your mobile phone.
    5. As you scan the QR Code, your WhatsApp account will be now accessible through your PC.
    6. All the messages will be synced across and anything that you do one device will be applicable to both.

    What are the Pre-requisites for WhatsApp Web?

    Before we get started to access the WhatsApp web, you need to make sure that you are ready will all the necessary items.



    • Supported web browser: WhatsApp Web works best on popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Opera. Ensure that you are using one of these supported browsers for the best compatibility and functionality.
    • QR code scanning capability: Uses a whatsapp web qr code to establish a connection between your phone and computer. Ensure that your smartphone has a working camera and the ability to scan QR codes.
    • Phone and computer proximity: During the setup process, your phone needs to be near your computer. This is required for scanning the QR code displayed on the WhatsApp Web page using your phone's camera.

    How to see status in whatsapp.web?

    You can see the status on web WhatsApp; there is the standard ‘Status icon,’ the one with broken arched lines in a circle. It is located on the top left corner with the Chat and Menu option. You can click on it, and then you will see the list of people with status, you can click on any person to see their status.

    WhatsApp Web shortcuts

    WhatsApp Web also provides many convenient keyboard shortcuts that allow you to complete certain actions faster. Here are some commonly used keyboard shortcuts:


    • Ctrl + N: Create a new chat
    • Ctrl + Shift + ]: Next chat
    • Ctrl + Shift + [: Previous chat
    • Ctrl + E: Search contacts
    • Ctrl + Shift + M: Mute/unmute chat
    • Ctrl + Backspace: Delete selected chat
    • Ctrl + Shift + U: Mark chat as read
    • Ctrl + Shift + N: Create a new group