How To Scan Whatsapp

WhatsApp is a popular instant messaging app used by billions of users worldwide. One of the key features of WhatsApp is its QR code scanning feature which facilitates easy login to WhatsApp Web or Desktop applications. This blog post will guide you on how to scan WhatsApp using your mobile device.

What is WhatsApp Web/Desktop?

WhatsApp Web and Desktop are the computer-based extensions of the WhatsApp account on your phone. The messages you send and receive are synchronized between your phone and your computer. You can view all the messages on either of the devices. But to use this feature, you need to scan a QR code using your phone to log in.

How to Scan WhatsApp QR code?

Before you start, make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed in your smartphone.


  1. Open your computer’s web browser and type in in the address bar.
  2. A QR code will appear on the screen of your computer.
  3. Now, open WhatsApp application on your phone.
  4. Tap on the three dots icon or the menu option at the upper-right corner of your screen.
  5. Select WhatsApp Web or Link Device from the drop-down menu.
  6. This will open up a QR code scanner on your phone.
  7. Hold your phone up to the computer screen to scan the QR code.

After you scan the QR code, your WhatsApp account will be logged onto your computer, and you’ll be able to use it from your desktop or browser.

// pseudocode for scanning a qr code
func scanQRCode() {
  navigateTo("Menu > WhatsApp Web");

Tips for a Successful Scanning:

  • Make sure your phone’s camera is working properly.
  • Ensure you’re in a well-lighted space so the code can be easily read.
  • Ensure your computer and smartphone are connected to a stable internet connection.


Scanning WhatsApp is a simple, straightforward process that allows you to seamlessly sync your mobile WhatsApp with your computer. With WhatsApp Web or Desktop, you can effectively use WhatsApp on a larger screen, improving your productivity and communication experience. Always ensure you log out of WhatsApp Web/Desktop when using a shared computer for security purposes. Stay connected, stay secure!