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Millions of people enjoy WhatsApp for both personal and business oriented conversations. Sometimes, you need to use it a lot, and a phone might not be always in your reach, especially if you’re at work. So, as you can imagine, a lot of people are looking for a desktop alternative for the mobile phone application. WhatsApp doesn’t have an official driver for desktop, but it can be opened in a browser under the name of WhatsApp Web.

It allows quite a lot of diversity, being open for people that own phones with a number of different operating systems like iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone. However, if you like to use Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer on your PC, then you might want to download another browser since WhatsApp Web is not available for this one. Be sure to get the latest version of the browser, no matter if you choose Safari, Google Chrome, Opera or Mozilla Firefox.

The first part of syncing all the data you have on your phone to your computer, is the same for all the smartphones out there. You need to open your laptop/desktop, go to, and open up the QR code they tell you to scan. You then need to go on your phone and open WhatsApp. If you’re an iOS user, you need to go to Settings, then press the “WhatsApp Web” button. If you’re an Android or Windows Phone user, you just need to go into Menu and find the “WhatsApp Web” option there and press on it. If you’re dealing with Blackberry 10, you can just swipe from the upper part of the screen vertically and you will find the “WhatsApp Web” feature right there. If you have installed Blackberry 9 or an older version of this OS, you need to go to Chats, Menu, and then click on the “WhatsApp Web” button.

After that, you just need to align your camera to the QR code and your phone should scan the code in a few seconds. Don’t forget, if you don’t want to repeat these steps again, click on the feature that says “Keep me signed in”.