Using Whatsapp as a web or desktop version on the PC makes chatting with friends and family much more convenient. Whatsapp can also be used on the iPad or tablet. We show you how it works. New: Multi-device function – use WhatsApp without a mobile phone.
Use Whatsapp on your PC, iPad and Android tablet – this is how it works
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Because it is easier to type on a PC, iPad or Android tablet than on a smartphone, we explain how you can use WhatsApp on these devices as well. You can either use Whatsapp Web in your browser or install the appropriate desktop application on your PC or Mac. You can now also use video telephony on your PC via Whatsapp, and with the new “multi-device” feature, you can use Whatsapp on up to four devices independently of your smartphone!
Set up Whatsapp Web – chat in the PC browser
The following description works on any computer with a web browser and both iPhones and Android phones.
Use Whatsapp Web on other devices – scan the QR code in the browser or in the desktop applications with your mobile phone.
Your Whatsapp view with your contacts and chat windows will now open in the browser window. Even the chat history is available and the option to send pictures, emojis or voice messages. You can now use Whatsapp in the PC browser as you normally would on your smartphone. You can log out of Whatsapp in your PC browser via the three-point menu in the top bar on the left. If you set the “desktop notifications”, you will always receive a notification at the bottom right of your monitor when a Whatsapp message has been received.
The Whatsapp chat continues to run over the internet connection of your smartphone. In order to save your data volume, you should therefore have a WLAN connection activated. Whatsapp Web also drains your smartphone’s battery. So you should charge it if you want to use it longer. As soon as you use the multi-device function, all devices run independently of one another.
The browser – in this case Safari – first opens a QR code via web.whatsapp.com, which you have to scan with your smartphone via the Whatsapp application.
Install Whatsapp Desktop as an application on PC and Mac
You can also install the Whatsapp desktop application on your Windows and Mac computers. After you have downloaded the app, connect your smartphone and desktop app via the displayed QR code and the QR scanner in the mobile Whatsapp applications as with “Whatsapp Web”. You can then use Whatsapp Desktop on the PC.
Use Whatsapp on the iPad and Android tablet
After a few seconds, the connection between web.whatsapp.com on your iPad / Android tablet and the Whatsapp app on your smartphone is established. You can now use WhatsApp on the tablet as usual.
Via the menu with the small and big “A” you can select “Request desktop website”.
Install WhatsApp on the tablet via an APK file
Whatsapp also works as an app on an Android tablet via a trick. As long as the tablet is in a WiFi network, you can send messages free of charge. How to install Whatsapp on an Android tablet:
Activate and use Whatsapp multi-device beta