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Use Whatsapp Web on PC, iPad and Android tablet – this is how it works






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.

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.

  1. Open web.whatsapp.com on the PC in the browser (a QR code is displayed).

  2. Open Whatsapp on the phone.

  3. In the iOS or Android app, tap on “Settings” or “Three-point menu”.

  4. Now select “Linked devices” and tap on “Add device”.

  5. Now confirm your identity by using your fingerprint or facial recognition or by entering your PIN.

  6. Then use your smartphone to scan the QR code displayed in the PC browser.

Use Whatsapp Web on other devices - scan the QR code in the browser or in the desktop applications with your mobile phone.

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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.

You can log out of the PC here.

Attention:

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.

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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

  1. Smartphone and iPad / Android tablet must be connected to the Internet (WiFi connection is sufficient).

  2. Start Safari on the iPad and open web.whatsapp.com.

  3. If you are redirected to the Whatsapp homepage,

    then you need to go to “Desktop Web Page”.

  4. Now open WhatsApp on your smartphone.

  5. Open under “Settings” (on an iPhone) or via the three-point menu (on an Android phone) the menu item “Linked devices” and select “Add device”.

  6. Use your smartphone to scan the QR code on the tablet screen.

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 the large "A." come to the choice of "Request desktop website".

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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:

  1. Download the Whatsapp app from the desktop as an APK

  2. Install the APK file on the tablet. You have to allow this via “Settings> Security> Unknown origin”. If the page redirects you directly to Google Play: Download the APK file on a PC and then copy the file to the tablet

  3. Enter a landline number on Whatsapp. To do this, request the verification code by phone instead of an activation SMS

  4. You will receive a six-digit activation code via voice call. Enter the code on the tablet

  5. Now you can use Whatsapp on the Android tablet

Activate and use Whatsapp multi-device beta

  1. Open web.whatsapp.com on the PC in the browser (a QR code is displayed) or download the desktop version.

  2. Open Whatsapp on the phone.

  3. In the iOS or Android app, tap on “Settings” or “Three-point menu”.

  4. Now select “Linked Devices” and join the Multi-Device Beta.

  5. Tap on “Add device” and scan the displayed QR code on the PC or tablet / iPad.

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