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WhatsApp Users Not Happy With Need To Scan QR Code With Web Browser

WhatsApp launched in January 2010, and its developers thought it would only be geared to smartphone users, which needs a cell phone number to verify any account. A bit of time has passed and another computer users have a WhatsApp web client that lets them write messages via a keyboard.


Still, people are not happy. The reason is that they have to open a browser to get into their accounts after they scan a QR code located on  A small bit of good news? WhatsApp now had a native app for its Windows users. The bad news though? Users must still scan its QR code to login.

There are more than one billion active users on WhatsApp with many of them accessing accounts through their computer. Until recently, users had to open a supported web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Opera, Firefox and Chrome and visit

From there, they have to still use their phone’s camera to scan the QR code while WhatsApp is open. A users’ contacts and chats are then synched and updated, when users send messages from their computers.

Not much has changed. Developers have made a native application public for laptops and computers that people can download from the company’s official website. However, users need to still scan the QR code with their phones. The app offers the same features seen with the mobile version and it runs smoothly.

For a new chat or group, or to archive any chats, people must visit the menu bar. From there, they need to install new updates so they don’t have an issue with possible errors or bugs.

WhatsApp may soon offer a Video Calling feature; a feature that users have seen in the beta versions but not yet active. Developers have removed it off and on, meaning it’s still not ready for a release. They certainly want to avoid any of the mistakes that were seen with the Voice Calling feature, which lagged because an excessive amount of mobile data and calls were suddenly interrupted.