WhatsApp Business Web: How to Use It in Browser & Desktop

Easily utilize WhatsApp Business Web on your browser and desktop with simple steps, from downloading to scanning to streamline your communication.

WhatsApp Business Web: How to Use It in Browser & Desktop

Running a business these days can feel like a big task. Right? Suppose you're dealing with customer questions, managing orders, and keeping up with social media. Sometimes, it can get messy, especially with all the different ways your customers contact you. 

But don't worry, there's a solution to help keep your work organized that is WhatsApp Business Web. Instead of bouncing between your phone and computer all the time, you can manage all your WhatsApp Business platform chats right from your computer’s browser. It’s a simple way to stay on top of updates and make your customers happy.

Having that said, in this blog, I will guide you through everything you need to know about using WhatsApp Business Web. I will cover the setup process in the browser & desktop to enhance your customer interactions and boost your business efficiency. 

What is WhatsApp Business Web?

As a companion to the WhatsApp Business phone app, WhatsApp Business Web allows you to access your business WhatsApp account on your computer's web browser. This enables you to send and receive messages, support you with customer engagement, increase your sales, view your chat history, and take advantage of features such as quick replies, set-away messages, and labels to streamline customer interactions, all conveniently from your desktop.

Benefits of using WhatsApp Business Web

Here are 10 key benefits of WhatsApp Business Web over the WhatsApp Business phone app:

  • Easily manage your customer interactions on a larger screen, boosting your efficiency.
  • Switch between tabs and apps effortlessly while handling your messages.
  • Enjoy faster typing with a physical keyboard, allowing you to respond quickly.
  • Access your business WhatsApp account from any computer with a web browser.
  • The larger interface provides better readability for your messages and chats.
  • Integrate with desktop tools seamlessly for efficient task management and simplify your sales process.
  • Share screens or collaborate more effectively during your customer support sessions.
  • Organize your chats efficiently with labels, improving customer management.
  • Utilize the quick reply feature for fast responses to commonly asked questions.
  • Keep your chats and data synced across devices for a seamless transition.

Now, let’s come to the point! 

Quick steps to use WhatsApp Business Web in the browser

Here is how you can use WhatsApp Business Web in your browser faster: 

Open a web browser

You can use any commonly used web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, or Edge, to access WhatsApp Business Web.

Go to WhatsApp Web

Now, paste “web.whatsapp.com” into the address bar of your chosen web browser, and hit Enter. 

Go to WhatsApp web page.

This will take you to the WhatsApp Web page where you'll see a QR code displayed.

WhatsApp QR code page.

Launch WhatsApp Business on your phone

Setup your WhatsApp Business account properly on your phone then open the WhatsApp Business app on your smartphone. 

WhatsApp Business application.

Access linked devices

Depending on your phone type, access the linked devices option. On an iPhone, navigate to Settings within WhatsApp Business app. On Android, tap the three dots in the top right corner to access the menu.

Open your WhatsApp Business app.

Link a Device

Within the settings, select “WhatsApp Web” or “Linked Devices” on Android or iPhone.

Link your device to WhatsApp Business browser.

Scan the QR Code

Activate your phone's camera to scan the QR code displayed on your computer screen. Position your phone so the QR code fits within the camera viewfinder. 

Scan the QR code properly to use WhatsApp Business in the browser.

After scanning the QR code, your WhatsApp Business conversations and tools will become available on your computer's web browser. From there, you can conveniently engage with your clients directly through WhatsApp Business on your computer.

WhatsApp Business for browser.

Now, let’s understand how to use WhatsApp Business Web on a desktop!

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Easy steps to use Web WhatsApp Business on a desktop

Here is how you can use the Web WhatsApp Business Desktop App:

Download the WhatsApp Desktop app

This step involves getting the WhatsApp Desktop app specifically designed for your computer's operating system.

If you are a Windows user open the Microsoft Store app pre-installed on your Windows. Search for “WhatsApp” and click “Get” to download and install the app.

Install the WhatsApp app.

But If you are a Mac user go to the official WhatsApp website. There, you'll find a download section for Mac. Click the download button and follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.

Download WhatsApp if you are a Mac user.

Open the WhatsApp Business app on your phone

Open the WhatsApp Business app to use it on your desktop.

This ensures you have the WhatsApp Business app running on the phone number you want to use for your business communication. Make sure you're logged in to the correct account.

Access settings in the WhatsApp Business app

If you have an Android device then tap the three dots but if you are an iPhone user then go to the settings option located in the bottom right corner of the app to access its menu.

Select three dots if you have an Android device.

Select the “Linked devices” (or “WhatsApp Web/Desktop”)

Within the menu you opened in step 3, look for an option labeled “Linked devices” or “WhatsApp Web/Desktop”. This section deals with connecting your phone's WhatsApp Business account to other devices like your computer.

Tap “Link a Device”

Selecting “Link a Device” initiates the process of linking your phone to the WhatsApp Desktop app. Your phone’s camera will automatically activate, preparing to scan a QR code.

Tap on the link device to link your WhatsApp Business app on your desktop.

Scan the QR code on your computer screen

Open the WhatsApp Desktop app you downloaded earlier on your computer. Select the “get started” option then you’ll see a QR code displayed on the main screen. This unique code acts like a key that allows your phone to connect to your computer’s WhatsApp Desktop app.

Select get started to use Desktop WhatsApp Business.

Simply point your phone’s camera at the QR code on your computer screen, lining it up within the frame displayed on your phone.

QR code of desktop WhatsApp Business.

Access WhatsApp Business on your desktop 

Once your phone’s camera successfully scans the QR code, the connection will be established. Your WhatsApp Business chats, contacts, and message history will then be displayed on the WhatsApp Desktop app on your computer.

Desktop WhatsApp Business.

You can now send and receive messages, share files, and manage your business communication directly from your computer’s larger screen.

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Effortlessly set up WhatsApp Business Web in your browser & desktop to improve your business communication

So that’s it! You can now utilize WhatsApp Business Web on your browser or desktop to streamline your communication and task management. Also, you can reply to messages, share photos, and manage everything with a larger screen. 

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Here is how! Zixflow brings all your WhatsApp chats into one inbox, making it easy to manage your conversations from a single place. You can respond to messages, keep track of discussions, enhance the sales process, and handle everything effortlessly with its user-friendly dashboard.

Unified inbox of Zixflow for all your communication needs.

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