WhatsApp for PC

2.2412.4.0 WhatsApp client for Windows

Felix Cheng

Desktop application that allows you to access your WhatsApp account from your PC, with all the features of the mobile app.

Freeware instant messaging software download, reviewed by Felix Cheng
Keep in touch with phone contacts in a broad variety of ways by sending them text messages - Screenshot of WhatsApp for PC
Smooth design - Screenshot of WhatsApp for PC
Send text messages, recordings or pictures - Screenshot of WhatsApp for PC
Group chat support - Screenshot of WhatsApp for PC
Reliable instant messaging application with several handy features - Screenshot of WhatsApp for PC
Send SMS, speak with others using internet connection - Screenshot of WhatsApp for PC
Seamlessly sync WhatsApp chats to any PC - Screenshot of WhatsApp for PC
Advertisement

A popular messaging app used as a free alternative to SMS messages.

WhatsApp for PC is the desktop version of the popular instant messaging application owned by Facebook. It's more often than not used on mobile platforms such as Android and iOS but WhatsApp has developed a version for Windows which can synchronize with your mobile phone.

Getting started with this chat client is quite simple. Get the application up and running by scanning a QR code from your screen on your phone and you'll then be authorized to use WhatsApp for PC connected to your cell phone number. The main interface will then be populated with your contacts and chat history.

To get the QR code and connect to your PC, click the settings icons in WhatsApp and select ---- WhatsApp Web. This will allow you to scan the QR code that the Windows client is displaying.

With the PC version of WhatsApp, you've got access to all of your contacts that you would normally chat with on the mobile application directly from your desktop. This version integrates many of the mobile features which make the transition between desktop and phone pretty seamless.

Video and audio calls

As with the mobile version, when you run WhatsApp on a Windows system, you're able to send video and audio clips the same way you're used to. Getting online and sending these to friends is simple. Just select the contact, open the chat window and click the attachment icon. From here, you can select between camera, photos and videos.

The program can also send the emoticons and emojis that we've become accustomed to but does not currently support stickers.

You used to be able to make video calls with WhatsApp on the PC but Facebook has migrated this and forced users to continue with these functions by using Facebook's messenger application. Certainly not useful for people who don't care to use Facebook. What a let down.

Group chats

One feature that hasn't been removed from the desktop client is the ability to partake in group chats. It's a feature which allows people to create virtual chat rooms with up to 250 members. These can be useful for business, general interest, family groups and just friends planning a night out.

You can use the group chat to create a video or audio call on your mobile device for up to 50 people but once again, this has been limited by Facebook on the Windows version.

Conclusion

All in all, the WhatsApp Windows client can be quite useful for communication with your contacts on a Windows desktop and it does make it a lot easier to reply to messages with a full keyboard instead of a touch screen.

Features of WhatsApp for PC

  • Integrates with Facebook, Telegram and WhatsApp.
  • Group Chat: Create group chats with up to 256 participants, making it perfect for organizing large events or just keeping in touch with your friends.
  • Security and Privacy: Secure and private, so you can rest assured that your conversations are safe from prying eyes.
  • Status Updates: Easily share your status updates with your contacts, so you can easily keep everyone in the loop.
  • Synchronization across Devices: Synchronize your conversations and contacts across different devices, so you can easily switch between devices without losing your data.
  • Video Calls: High-quality video calls that are perfect for catching up with friends and family.
  • Voice Messaging: Quickly and easily send voice messages without having to type a message.

Compatibility and License

Is WhatsApp for PC free to download?

WhatsApp for PC is provided under a freeware license on Windows from instant messaging software with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and 2.2412.4.0 is the latest version last time we checked.

Is WhatsApp for PC for Windows 10 or Windows 11?

Yes. It can run on a PC with Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the OS shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8 and Windows 7 having been tested. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.

Other operating systems: The latest WhatsApp for PC version from 2024 is also available for Android, Mac and iPhone. These are often available from the app store.


Filed under:
  1. WhatsApp for PC Download
  2. Free Instant Messaging Software
  3. Instant Messaging Software
  4. Software for Windows 11
  5. 64-bit downloads
WhatsApp for PC has been picked by our editors as very good.
WhatsApp for PC has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested WhatsApp for PC 2.2412.4.0 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.