How to use WhatsApp from your computer

whatsappEarlier this week Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced WhatsApp Web. The new service makes it possible for a user to link a website accessible only through Google’s Chrome browser to his or her WhatsApp account. In doing so, WhatsApp conversations will sync between the mobile device and desktop.

As long as you’re signed in, your conversations will sync — even when you’re away from the computer, or on a cellular connection (as opposed to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer).

The process for linking your WhatsApp account to your computer is streamlined, and easy enough for Grandma to follow.

  • First, download Chrome if you don’t already have it installed on your computer.  More