WhatsApp is an application that has become essential for most users. In this post we explain how you can install WhatsApp on your PC to be able to use the application in a more comfortable way and without having to resort to your smartphone.
First of all, it must be clarified that the WhatsApp application on PC will serve as a link to the smartphone , since it will continue to depend on it to function. Once this is clarified, we can already see the two best ways to install WhatsApp in Windows 10.
Install WhatsApp using a Chrome shortcut
This simple trick is based on WhatsApp Web and the Chrome browser's ability to use PWA applications. The WhatsApp Web service hit the market in late 2015, and since then it has been used by millions of people every day
The first step will be to enter the WhatsApp Web site and link with our smartphone. To do this we just have to scan the QR code that will appear on the screen. After having linked our mobile with WhatsApp Web, we can now use the messaging service from our computer.
Keep in mind that all data is synchronized with the smartphone , so it must be within the same WiFi network to use it.
After logging in, we need to create a shortcut to the WhatsApp web application . You can do it very easily from the menu in the form of three points in the upper right corner of Chrome.
It is recommended that you check the option to run in a separate window . In this way, WhatsApp will work as an independent process from Chrome, and you will be able to use it without having to open the browser first.
After that , you will have WhatsApp web working as a PWA application over Windows 10. You can access the application from the Windows 10 start menu.
Install WhatsApp from the Microsoft Store
The second way to install WhatsApp on Windows 10 is through the Microsoft Store . After the great popularity of WhatsApp Web, the popular messaging application came natively to the Windows 10 application store. This application works as a progressive web application.
Actually, this application works in a very similar way to the shortcut that we have previously created in the Google Chrome browser, since the technology used by both is the same. The most important advantage is that when installed as a universal Windows 10 application, it will receive updates automatically because it is very important in order to patch possible security problems that may appear.
To find it, you just have to use the search engine in the Windows 10 application store.
Once you have found it, click on " Get " and the installation process will begin. The file is approximately 145 MB in size.
Once the application is installed, we open it and it will ask us to scan a QR code to synchronize the application with the mobile.
With this , we can now use the popular messaging application from the PC . In this case it will also continue to depend on the smartphone to work, so you should have it close by.
These are the two best ways to install WhatsApp on Windows 10. At the moment we will have to keep waiting until we can search for the WhatsApp application without having to have the smartphone nearby. If you liked it, you can share the post on social networks so that it can help all users who need it.