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How to print from WhatsApp

Preliminary operation

Printing from WhatsApp is possible from both smartphone (Android and iOS) which gives computer (Windows, Mac and Web). In all cases, however, some preliminary steps must be taken to succeed in the enterprise. To most it may seem trivial but for many it may not be so, especially to the less tight in terms of new technologies: to carry out the operation in question it is necessary to have a printer and it is necessary to verify that this results configured, access e working.



The steps to take to perform the operation in question are slightly different depending on whether the printer used is equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity or not. Generally speaking, just connect the power cable the machine to the printer and the electrical outlet, squeeze the power button of the printer, connect the latter to your computer and / or wireless network and follow the wizard which is proposed on the screen of the reference device and / or on the display of the printer itself.

Furthermore, as regards printing from smartphones and especially from Android, you have to worry about downloading (via Play Store) and configuring the print service plugins relative to the brand (and possibly also to the model of your printer).

As for iOS, once the printer has been configured, if it supports Wi-Fi connectivity and especially the proprietary Apple technology called AirPrint, you do not need to perform any particular procedure on your device. Otherwise, you have to resort to the use of special apps that can solve the problem.

For more details in this regard, refer to my tutorials dedicated specifically to how to connect a printer, how to connect a WiFi printer and how to print from a mobile phone.



Print from WhatsApp from smartphone

Once the preliminary steps mentioned above have been completed, we can finally get to the heart of the matter and go to find out, in practice, how to print from WhatsApp. First of all I would like to explain to you how to proceed from a smartphone, through the app of the famous messaging service available for Android and for iOS. To find out more, keep reading.

From Android

Do you use an Android smartphone? In this case, in order to print from WhatsApp you must first grab your device, unlock it, access the drawer and tap the icon of the famous application for texting.

At this point, select the tab Chat from the displayed screen, tap on conversazione of your interest and locate the document or photo you wish to print. Then press the button [...] at the top right, select Share from the menu that opens and tap onapp for printing from the menu that is shown to you or on the item Print.

As for the location map, press on it in the conversation, wait for the app to open Google Maps, award your bottone Share present at the bottom and select theapplication for printing or on the item Print give the menu check if you press.

In all cases, in the skim that will be shown to you later you can adjust the print-related settings choosing the format, whether to print in color or black and white etc. To finalize the operation and therefore to proceed with the actual printing, click on the appropriate item on the screen.


Please note: Some of the information and items related to the printing process that I have given you in this step may differ slightly from what you see on the smartphone display. This essentially depends on the brand and model of mobile phone used as well as on the version of Android in use and on the customizations that the manufacturer has chosen to apply.


From iOS

If, on the other hand, you are using an iPhone, in order to print from WhatsApp the first step you need to take is to grab your device, unlock it, access the home screen and select the icon of the famous instant messaging app. Then go to the section Chat of the same and open the conversazione of reference.

Therefore, identify the document you want to print, tap on it, then press the button for the sharing (the rectangle with the up arrow) located in the upper right part of the next screen and select, from the menu you see appear, the option Print.

If you want to print aimage, proceed as follows: press on it, tap on the icon for the sharing at the bottom left, select Share from the menu that opens and choose Print from the additional menu displayed.

As for the map with location, to be able to print it clicks on it, select the icon of sharing at the bottom left, choose Open with maps, pigia sul pulsating Share in the new screen that appears and select Print.


Regardless of the element you have chosen to print, on the screen displayed, check that it corresponds to the item Printer at the top, the correct print is selected (if not, press it and select it yourself), indicate the number of copies you want to print using the appropriate menu, expand the menu options to adjust all the other settings (type of paper used, print interval, etc.) and, finally, press on the item Print top right.

Print from WhatsApp from your computer

As I told you, you can also print from WhatsApp using the dedicated application available for Windows e Mac as well as through the Web version of the service. You ask me how to do it? Well, follow the instructions on what to do below and you'll find out right away.


From PC and Mac

To be able to print from WhatsApp from a computer, the first step you need to take is to open the famous instant messaging application available for Windows or Mac and scan the QR code present on the screen (if necessary). If you don't know how to do it, open WhatsApp on your smartphone, go to Settings> WhatsApp Web / Desktop> Scan QR Code and scan the displayed code with the mobile phone camera.

Now, select, from the left side of the window, the conversazione reference, identify the document or photo you want to print, click on it and press the symbol of down arrow appeared at the top right to download the file to your computer.

Then open the document or photo and call up the command for printing from document / image viewer in use on your computer. For example, if you are using Windows 10, after the opening of default photo viewer select […]> Print from the top of the window; while if you are using MacOS, after the opening of Preview select File> Print ... from the menu bar.

If you want to print the location map, after clicking on it, wait for the Web browser and wait for the coordinates to be shown on Google Maps. Then it calls up the command for printing acting from menu bar. For example, if you are using Chrome just click on the button [...] at the top right and select Stampa ... give the menu that appears.

To conclude, regardless of whether you have chosen to intervene on a document, on an image or on the location map, adjust the print-related settings from the new window displayed on the screen, check that the correct printer is selected (if not, you can do it yourself) and click on the button Print to finalize the operation.

From the Web

Do you use WhatsApp from your browser? So in order to print documents, images and position maps the first steps you need to make are: open the navigator that you generally use from your computer (eg. Chrome), visit the WhatsApp Web home page and scan the QR code displayed (if necessary). If you don't know how to do it, open WhatsApp on your smartphone, go to Settings> WhatsApp Web / Desktop> Scan QR Code and scans the code with the mobile phone camera.

Now, select the conversazione reference from the list on the left and identify the element attached to it that you intend to print and then click on it.

If it is a document or one photo, then presses on the symbol of down arrow appeared at the top right to download the file to your computer.

Once the download is complete, open the document or photo and recall the command for printing from document / image viewer in use on the computer. For example if you are using Windows 10, after the opening of default photo viewer select […]> Print from the top of the window; while if you are using MacOS, after the opening of Preview select File> Print ... from the menu bar.

To print the location map, after clicking on it, wait for a new tab to open in the browser with the coordinates on Google Maps. Subsequently recalls the command for printing acting from menu bar. For example, if you are using Chrome just click on the button [...] at the top right and select Stampa ... give the menu to compare.

Finally, regardless of what item you previously selected, adjust them print-related settings from the new window on the screen, make sure that the correct printer is selected (otherwise you can do it yourself) and presses the button Print.

Print WhatsApp conversations

To conclude, as they say, I also want to explain to you how to succeed in print conversations of WhatsApp. The operation, however, I would like to point out, is only feasible from Android and iOS. Find out how to proceed right below.

Please note that, once the export procedure is completed, what you will find will be a compressed archive containing a TXT file with the reference conversation and the various media file (if you choose to import them).

  • From Android - Go to the tab Chat of WhatsApp, tap on conversazione reference, select the name of the contact or group at the top, press the button [...] at the top right and choose Other from the menu that opens. Then select the option Export chats, choose whether or not to include the media and indicate the app in which to export the compressed archive with the text file of the conversation and any media, always using the menu that appears on the screen.
  • From iOS - Go to the section Chat of WhatsApp, tap on conversazione reference, select the name of the contact or group at the top, select Export chats in the screen displayed, choose whether to attach the media or not from the menu that appears and indicates, from the on-screen menu, the location for saving the compressed file containing the relative text file and any media.
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