Millions of people use WhatsApp Web in the home office, but if you’re still not using the application, here’s how it can be useful for work.
WhatsApp Web was launched about five years ago, in 2015. With the web version, WhatsApp wanted to make life easier for employees who cannot afford to look at their phone every time a message appears.
With most people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, users regularly use WhatsApp Web for work conversations.
While some people have been using WhatsApp Web for quite some time, there is a group of people who recently switched to the web version of the instant messaging platform.
For them, today we will explain everything about the application, including how to use it, send messages, configure and more.
Use WhatsApp Web at work
WhatsApp Web can be accessed from a laptop or desktop, just go to web.whatsapp.com.
Alternatively, you can install the WhatsApp web application available for both Windows and Macbook.
Once the application is open, pick up your phone and open the WhatsApp application.
Now touch the three dots in the top right corner and then touch “WhatsApp Web”.
Then scan the QR code on the web page with your phone.
Use WhatsApp Web on multiple devices
You can connect WhatsApp Web in multiple locations and computer systems with one WhatsApp account.
You can log in to WhatsApp Web on your personal laptop and use it at the same time. This is not possible for the mobile application.
Only one account can be used at a time. However, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a multi-device support feature.
How to use WhatsApp Web
Once connected, all your chats and messages will be visible on your computer screen. You can read chats and also send messages with attachments and everything just like on your phone.
The browser version in particular is a mirror image of the WhatsApp application on your phone and chats are only saved on the phone.
However, if you choose to delete a message from your computer, it will also be deleted from your phone.
Exit WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp Web does not automatically log out. The application will continue to display your chats unless and until you choose to log out of the web interface. You can touch the WhatsApp menu on the computer system and select “Logout” to log out.
You can also open WhatsApp on your phone, tap the WhatsApp menu and tap WhatsApp Web. It will show you the device you are currently connected to with an option to sign out.
You can touch and select a session or team to sign out or tap ‘Sign out from all devices’.
How to Transfer Files with WhatsApp Web
You can also use WhatsApp Web to download files between one computer system and another or between your laptop and your phone.
Since you can sync chats across platforms, you can always download attachments sent via chat.
To transfer an image from your phone to your computer, all you need to do is send the image to a contact and then open the chat on the computer. Enter the chat and download the image. The image is now on your computer.
You can also send a file from your PC using WhatsApp Web and then download it to your phone. The trick is usually useful.