How to Use WhatsApp on Your Computer
WhatsApp is available for a variety of mobile devices including iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows phones, and Apple Watch. There's a free web client that makes it possible to access the WhatsApp interface on a computer from a web browser. There's also a standalone WhatsApp desktop client for Windows and Mac.
WhatsApp Desktop is a robust program made for users accustomed to using WhatsApp. It supports keyboard shortcuts while chatting, and notifications can be sent directly to your desktop.
WhatsApp Web is easier if you're new to the program. All you have to do is log in to the WhatsApp website from any browser. Your messages instantly appear no matter which computer you use, where it is, and whether it's public or private. Both versions of WhatsApp let you send pictures and other types of files just like the mobile version.
If you don't have the mobile app, download it on your phone before setting up WhatsApp on your computer. Once you've done that, visit WhatsApp Web, or download the desktop program from the WhatsApp download page. In the desktop version, select the download link that corresponds with your computer operating system (Windows or Mac).
Once opened, the process for setting up the WhatsApp desktop program and web client interface is the same: