Recently I was talking with my family to arrange my mom’s upcoming birthday, the conversation was very light, everyone was commenting on funny memories and, how we can add them to the celebration. It felt nice to talk to them on my phone and remembering old times.
However, my current life was calling and so did the e-mails I had to answer, so I took my phone with me to my desk and started to check the company’s mail but having an eye on my phone as well.
In a matter of minutes, I was running low on battery and I did not have a way to charge my phone near me because my USB was broken, and the PC was using the only energy source in the room. I could not believe my luck, first time all my family finally has time to chat and I ran out of battery.
However, I knew there had to be a way to plug my phone in my room and keep chatting, I could not be the only one going through this issue, so I did my research and I found the solution I was claiming for: there is a WhatsApp new version for Windows.
What is WhatsApp web?
WhatsApp Web is an extension of the original app, which allows you to keep the conversation going even in your desktop by, synchronizing your phone messages with your computer. You either download it on your PC or use it online at web.whatsapp.com, but before you must that to use the extension you need:
- Internet connection on your PC or laptop and phone.
- Have WhatsApp on your phone.
- Go to your phone’s option “WhatsApp Web”.
- Register the QRCode displayed on your PC’s screen.
After logging in you can start chatting with your friends through your desktop and even have notification of their messages.
Can I receive video calls on WhatsApp Web?
WhatsApp Web currently does not support the receiving or making of video calls nor phone calls, for this feature, you have to have your phone nearby and answer your friends’ calls.
Aside this, you cannot block users from the WhatsApp Web extension. Nonetheless, the things you can do while logged from your computer are going to make younot notice these features. On WhatsApp Web, you are able to:
- Chat with your friends.
- Receive their voice messages and listen to them.
- Download any kind of file that will be stored on your computer.
- Use a great quantity of emojis.
- Send files available on your computer.
- Start and replay one on one or group’s conversations.
- Add statuses from your computer.
Is WhatsApp new version for Windows only?
WhatsApp Web is available on multiple platforms, for phones it is available on Android, NokiaS60, iPhone, Blackberry, Blackberry10, and Nokia S40. However, when it comes to computers WhatsApp new version for Windows is also available for Mac OS X10.9.
To use this useful WhatsApp feature, you have to have Chrome as a browser or, the most similar to it such as Opera. The reason behind is Chrome’s powerful notification system, which makes things easy for WhatsApp Web to notify you your most recent message.