For all the die hard Whatsapp users, you are in for some great news!…that is…if you’ve been wanting to use Whatsapp on your PC/Mac for the longest while. You can now use Whatsapp on your computer!
In the past, we’ve tried using Pushbullet with custom plugins that allowed us to reply to Whatsapp messages, but there wasn’t an actual PC or Mac client that let us fully use Whatsapp in a desktop setting.
Whatsapp has officially released Whatsapp Web which allows us to fully use Whatsapp along with all it’s features on our computers whether it be Mac or PC. However, it is currently not compatible with iOS devices or any other desktop browser but Google Chrome.
With Whatsapp Web, all the messages and data still “lives on your device” according to the official post, so it basically just mirrors everything onto the web browser. While you may think this might not be a huge deal, think of how much battery life you can save by using the web browser instead of turning your screen on every single time a message comes in so that you can reply to the sender!
Accessing the services is as easy as heading to web.whatsapp.com and scanning the QR code with your device. Be sure to be running the latest version of the official Whatsapp from the Google Play Store.