How To Use WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows Laptop! (2022)

How To Use WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows Laptop

Using WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows Laptop is very important. Especially for those who work a lot on their laptops, and it just seems stressful to have to pick up your Smartphone at intervals to view your WhatsApp messages while you’re working.

I’m an example. I really hate picking up my Smartphone while I work. I prefer to be 100% focused on my laptop, and if I’m going to be receiving any messages, I’d prefer to just be able to click the notification on my laptop, reply, and continue with my work.

I also have two separate WhatsApp accounts. On one of these accounts, I entertain personal messages from friends and family. While on my other WhatsApp account, I only entertain business-related messages. And oftentimes, I’d have a client needing me for something, and since I have my Business WhatsApp installed on my Macbook, it’s easier to see and reply to important messages.

In this article, I’ll be explaining how you can use WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows laptop without needing your smartphone to view and respond to messages.

There are three methods you can use to do this either you’re using a MacBook or a Windows PC. I’ll be highlighting all three methods, and then you can pick which one you would like to use. But, personally, I use the first method, and I think it is the better of the three.

How To Use WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows Laptop: Using the Official WhatsApp Software

The first method you can employ to use WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows laptop is by downloading and installing the official WhatsApp Software, connect it to WhatsApp on your smartphone, and then you’ll be able to view and reply to messages via your Laptop.

To do this:

  1. Go to the Apple AppStore on your MacBook or the Microsoft Store on your Windows PC. On the Search bar provided, type in “WhatsApp Messanger.” and download and install the software on your MacBook.
  2. If you don’t want to use the Apple AppStore or the Microsoft Store to download the WhatsApp Messanger application on your Windows PC or MacBook, you can download the software HERE or HERE.
  3. Now, after successfully downloading and Installing the software, open your software drawers and open the application.
  4. You will now be prompted to scan a QR Code to log your WhatsApp account from your Smartphone to your MacBook or Windows PC. This will not log you out from your Smartphone.
  5. Pick up your Android device or iPhone, open your WhatsApp application, go to “Settings,” tap on the QR Code sign beside your username, then tap on “Scan Code.” or tap on “Linked Devices” in Settings.
  6. Your Camera should now be opened, and you can now scan the code provided on the WhatsApp Software you have installed on your MacBook or Windows PC.
  7. After successfully scanning the code, the software should load for a couple of seconds, and you should now see all your chats on your laptop. Some years ago, you needed to constantly scan this code before you could use your WhatsApp on your laptop. But nowadays, you only need to scan this code once, and you can use WhatsApp on your laptop as a Standalone Software.
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How To Use WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows Laptop: Using WhatsApp Web

How To Use WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows Laptop: Using WhatsApp Web

This method is the most unreliable of the three, this method is similar to the first method I’ve explained, but the downside to using this method is that your WhatsApp will be logged out on your laptop every single time you exit your browser. And you will also not receive notifications of messages you get on your WhatsApp.

To use this method:

  1. Open a browser installed on your MacBook or Windows. It could be Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer or Safari.
  2. Go to Google, and in the Search bar provided, type in “WhatsApp Web.”
  3. Tap on the first search result that says, WhatsApp Web – Quickly send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer.”
  4. You will now be prompted to scan a QR Code to log your WhatsApp account from your Smartphone to your MacBook or Windows PC. This will not log you out from your Smartphone.
  5. Pick up your Android device or iPhone, open your WhatsApp application, go to “Settings,” tap on the QR Code sign beside your username, then tap on “Scan Code.” or tap on “Linked Devices” in Settings.
  6. Your Camera should now be opened, and you can now scan the code provided on your Web browser.
  7. After successfully scanning the code, the page should load for a couple of seconds, and you should now see all your chats on your web browser.

How To Use WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows Laptop: Using BlueStacks

How To Use WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows Laptop: Using BlueStacks

BlueStacks is a software available for both MacBooks and Windows PCs. This software allows you to run Android applications on your laptops. Over the years, the software has evolved and now has its own store where you can get any Android applications you want to be installed on your laptop.

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I use BlueStacks to run lots of applications, and if you have a good laptop, the software should run pretty smoothly, and you shouldn’t have any issues with it.

Since you can run any Android applications using BlueStacks, you can also use this to run WhatsApp and use it on your MacBook or Windows PC. To be able to do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to your web browser, open Google, and search for “BlueStacks.”
  2. Open their official website.
  3. Now, tap on Download BlueStacks for Mac if you use a MacBook or click on “Download BlueStacks for Windows” if you use a Windows PC.
  4. After downloading the software, install it on your laptop
  5. After installing the application and passing through the setting up process, go to the BlueStacks official AppStore
  6. In the Search box provided, type in “WhatsApp Messanger.”
  7. Now, install the WhatsApp application to your Bluestacks
  8. After installing the application, go to your App drawer and open the application
  9. Sign into your account using your mobile number, and that’s all! You can now use WhatsApp on BlueStacks.

Conclusion on How To Use WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows Laptop

Conclusion on How To Use WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows Laptop

Did you enjoy the article (How To Use WhatsApp on your MacBook or Windows Laptop)? Well, I hope you did. If you have any questions, you’ll like to ask regarding using WhatsApp on your laptop. You can drop them in the comment section below.

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Abioye Shinaayomi

Hi. I'm Abioye Shinaayomi also known as Supreme Shizzy. I'm a Content Writer who specializes in creating exclusive articles ranging from Basic Cryptocurrency to Artificial Intelligence. I write for FaqonTech and I also do Freelance Writing for a number of websites.

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