While there are many ways to keep in touch with your family and friends, and so many applications to choose from, WhatsApp comes as a strong contender. It offers fancy chairs as well as an advanced tool to communicate efficiently.
WhatsApp can be used by all kinds of users, regardless of their level of technical expertise. It is compatible with all sorts of devices and operating systems. All you need is one account, and you can synchronize this account across multiple devices and platforms. The desktop version is particularly interesting as it allows for room for more flexibility and convenience. So if you work a lot from your computer, you might need to consider using WhatsApp for desktop just because it is more comfortable to reply messages instantly from the computer as opposed to continually getting distracted by messages to your mobile WhatsApp application.
First things first, the desktop version works just like the mobile application. The interface is the same, only bigger. You have access to all the features on the mobile phone directly from your laptop or desktop. Using WhatsApp on your computer is not as difficult as you might think. It does not require any installation which makes it accessible even for beginner users.
To begin using WhatsApp on your Windows system, you need to have already an account created preferably on your mobile phone. After you have your account created, then you can go ahead to synchronize that account to your desktop. The synchronization process is also easy as it requires a few simple steps to complete.
Once you have the mobile application setup, and downloaded the windows application from WhatsApp official website you will be directed on how to synchronize that account on both devices.just navigate to settings on your mobile app, click on WhatsApp web/desktop options where you can see Scan QR Code. Click on Scan QR Code, and you will be offered into a separate window where the code can be scanned. It is essential to note that you can see how many devices you have logged into using this method in the last time you were active on these devices. You can also choose to log out from all devices which will automatically log you out from any synchronized device.
As already mentioned, you have access to all the features and options seen on the mobile application; the only difference is that you have more convenience regarding the size of each function as well as easy accessibility to keyboard shortcuts.
You can view stories of other WhatsApp users who are shared using the mobile application. These stories appear on their status just like they would on the mobile app. You can decide to fast forward through multiple accounts, or you can allow it to play out usually. Apart from viewing stories, the WhatsApp desktop application enables you to chat with anyone and share sensitive information which cannot be monitored by unauthorized third parties. All your messages are encrypted, hence, secure.
Another thing you can do using the Windows application is the ability to share Photos, Videos, Documents, as well as Contact. You can even utilize your web camera to take photos and share directly with your contacts. You can view a person's profile by clicking on the three vertical dots at the top right corner of the application. Or you can click on the panel with the person's name on, and it would take you directly to the contact info of that person. While at the contact info, you can perform a myriad of actions, like muting a person, and specifying for how long you wish for them muted. You can block, report a contact, or delete your chats with that contact completely.
You also have access to order Starred Messages from your conversation with that contact. You also have direct access to all the shared information which particular contract, like Media, Links, as well as Documents. should know, however, that one you delete your chats with this person, you are also getting rid of all your shared information and files. Another cool thing about using WhatsApp on your Windows operating system is the ability to search for information within your chat with a particular contact. All you have to do you click on the magnifying glass icon and type in the phrase one word, or one letter, and the application will filter out, or the relevant options and you can scroll through them for the most appropriate one.
Using WhatsApp on your computer enables users to create new chat with other users. You can create new chat groups and add as many people as you wish. You can also assign administrators to these groups as well as remove people from the group.
On the left panel of your screen, you can access all your contacts, group, as well as the ability to tweak your settings. You have access to archived information, starred messages, as well as the option of logging out of your desktop application. Remember that you can also log out using the mobile app in case you forgot to log out of a remote desktop.
Regarding messages and chats, you have full access to emojis, stickers, as well as GIFs. Users can equally send voice notes by clicking on the microphone icon on the bottom left corner of the screen while chatting with others. All the messages on your mobile app are accessible in real-time from the desktop, and you even receive notification of new messages on the desktop faster than the mobile app.
Using the desktop version of WhatsApp is much more convenient for regular computer users. You can access most of the features on the mobile version and can access all your messages in real-time. Note that this version does not require installation as you only need one mobile app account, and then sync the account across multiple devices. Also, all the icons are larger, making it perfect for viewing without the need to squint your eyes. It is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 10 64-bit, and works well with multiple languages.