How to install WhatsApp on PC: 9 steps (with pictures)

How to install WhatsApp on PC: 9 steps (with pictures)
How to install WhatsApp on PC: 9 steps (with pictures)
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To enjoy all the features of WhatsApp on your computer, you can download and install the application on your PC or Mac. In order to be able to configure it on your machine, you must have previously installed it on your phone.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Download WhatsApp Installer File

Install WhatsApp on PC or Mac Step 1

Step 1. Open the WhatsApp download page

The WhatsApp installation file can be downloaded from this page.

Install WhatsApp on PC or Mac Step 2

Step 2. Click on the green download button

This button is on the right of the page under the heading Download WhatsApp for Mac or Windows PC. Click on it to download the installation file.

  • If you are downloading the app on a Mac, the button will say Download for macOS. If you download it to a Windows computer, it will say Download for Windows.
  • Depending on your browser settings, you may need to select a save location first and then click OK to start downloading the file.
Install WhatsApp on PC or Mac Step 3

Step 3. Wait for the download to complete

The download process will only take a few minutes, but once completed, you will be able to install the WhatsApp app.

Part 2 of 2: Install WhatsApp

Install WhatsApp on PC or Mac Step 4

Step 1. Double-click the installer file

On a Mac, you will have a “WhatsApp.dmg” file while on Windows, you will have a “WhatsAppSetup” file. In both cases, the app icon will look like a white phone on a green chat bubble. You will find the installation file in the default save location of your computer (for example on the desktop).

Install WhatsApp on PC or Mac Step 5

Step 2. Wait for WhatsApp to be installed

Once the application is installed, you will see the WhatsApp logo appear on your desktop.

  • If you are installing WhatsApp on a Mac, you may need to click and then drag its icon to the folder first. Applications in the pop-up window.
Install WhatsApp on PC or Mac Step 6

Step 3. Double click on WhatsApp

A window will open with a code that you can scan. The code looks like a tiled black box with the black and white WhatsApp icon in the middle.

Install WhatsApp on PC or Mac Step 7

Step 4. Open WhatsApp on your phone

If you don't already have WhatsApp on your phone, you'll need to download it first and then install it.

Install WhatsApp on PC or Mac Step 8

Step 5. Open the WhatsApp code scanner

The flow of this step varies from one type of phone to another.

  • If you are using an iPhone: Press on Settings at the bottom right of your screen then select WhatsApp Web / Desktop at the top of the settings menu.
  • If you are using an Android: Press on then select WhatsApp Web at the top of the menu that appears.
Install WhatsApp on PC or Mac Step 9

Step 6. Point your phone's camera at the code

WhatsApp will start scanning the code to verify your account and complete the setup process. You can now use it on your computer.

If the code has expired, click the green circle in the middle of the code to reload it

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