Tutorial - How to install and use WhatsApp on Windows 10 and macOS?

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The WhatsApp messaging application is widely used on smartphones. It can also be installed and used for free on a Windows 10 PC or Apple computers running macOS.



We hardly present WhatsApp, the messaging application published by Facebook. This allows you to communicate very simply with your contacts - using the same app, that goes without saying - and that this is by text messages but also by voice or video conversation. In addition, it represents a fairly simple and convenient way to send photos and other videos to friends, groups of friends and family.

Available on Android and iOS smartphones, WhatsApp is also available for download on computers, both under Windows 10 and macOS (Apple computers).

0.Prerequisite

You must first have installed and configured the application on an Android or iOS smartphone. It is also not mandatory that the mobile device is connected to the same network as the computer. The smartphone can thus operate very well on 4G and the computer connected to any Wi-Fi or wired network.

1.App download

The first step is to download the app. You can retrieve it via the link below, the version adapted to your operating system will be automatically selected and the download will be carried out from the software publisher's servers.



WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a free and secure instant messenger that allows you to keep in touch with all your friends or family, you can download and install it on all platforms.

  • Downloads: 20619
  • Release date: 12/01/2022
  • Author: WhatsApp
  • License: Free license
  • Categories: Communication
  • Operating system: Android, Online service All Internet browsers, Windows 10/11, Windows 32 bits - XP / Vista / 7/8/10/11, Windows 64 bits - XP / Vista / 7/8/10/11 , iOS iPhone, macOS
Download
  • Android
  • Online service All Internet browsers
  • Windows 10 / 11
  • Windows 32 bits - XP/Vista/7/8/10/11
  • Windows 64 bits - XP/Vista/7/8/10/11
  • iOS iPhone
  • MacOS

2.Installation

The installation is relatively easy, whether under Windows or macOS because it suffices to double click on the executable "Download" so that everything is set up automatically.



3.App Setup

At the first launch, a QR code appears. In a way, this is the key that will make it possible to make the link between the WhatsApp account used on the smartphone and the application used on the computer. It is necessary to scan this code using the WhatsApp mobile application.

Operations on Android


The different steps to be carried out from an Android smartphone.

On an Android smartphone, go to the application options, then to WhatsApp web and finally to the small cross located at the top right. The smartphone camera starts up, we aim at the QR code and the link is made automatically.

Operations under iOS


The different steps to be carried out from an iPhone.

IPhone users must go to the application settings (toothed wheel) then click on "Scan the QR code" and finally click on "OK". Here again, the smartphone camera is used to scan the code and the link is made automatically in the process.



End of configuration


The message history appears instantly after flashing the QR code. The user also finds the message read indicators (blue check marks).

Once the operation is completed, the computer application is automatically configured with the user's account. The smartphone's message history then appears automatically on the PC or Mac.

4.Use

Once installed, WhatsApp for desktop works the same as the mobile version. The user has access to his conversations, which he can continue or initiate from his PC or Mac. Sending photos, videos and other miscellaneous documents is also made possible.


It is possible to send photos, videos or any file (pdf, doc, xls ...)

And while it is possible to send voice messages, the user cannot, on the other hand, take advantage of his webcam or his microphone to hold a video conference or to make an audio call. These are the two lacks of the application on Windows 10 and macOS.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a free and secure instant messenger that allows you to keep in touch with all your friends or family, you can download and install it on all platforms.

  • Downloads: 20619
  • Release date: 12/01/2022
  • Author: WhatsApp
  • License: Free license
  • Categories: Communication
  • Operating system: Android, Online service All Internet browsers, Windows 10/11, Windows 32 bits - XP / Vista / 7/8/10/11, Windows 64 bits - XP / Vista / 7/8/10/11 , iOS iPhone, macOS
Download
  • Android
  • Online service All Internet browsers
  • Windows 10 / 11
  • Windows 32 bits - XP/Vista/7/8/10/11
  • Windows 64 bits - XP/Vista/7/8/10/11
  • iOS iPhone
  • MacOS
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