For COVID-19 updates, visit the official government website for free.

Vodacom Now!

At last! WhatsApp has launched a web interface, meaning you can check your messages and chat to friends without having to pick up your phone. There are more than half a billion regular WhatsApp users globally. Everyday, more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos are shared.

Available for all devices except Apple (due to platform limitations), the desktop version is basically a mirror of the WhatsApp you're used to. You'll also need to have Google's free Chrome browser installed on your computer or laptop and have the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone.

Once you've installed the WhatsApp smartphone update, click on Menu and then select WhatsApp Web. Open up on your computer and scan the QR code on the screen using your phone. You'll be instantly logged in to WhatsApp and be able to view all the conversations exactly as they appear on your phone. All the messages will be saved on your phone too.

You will need to be connected to the internet on your phone – connect to Wi-Fi to save data – for the desktop version to work.

Want to know more about WhatsApp? Follow the #WhatsApp conversation on Twitter get all the latest news and views.

Suggested Posts

Soundtrap lets you make music or podcasts with friends, or alone, anywhere

Craig Wilson | 17th Sep 20

View more
Not content to merely supply you with existing music, Spotify has created a tool to help you and your collaborators create and share tunes or podcasts of your own.
Craig Wilson91 Followers

Download the Vodacom Bulls App now!

Vodacom | 28th Jul 20

View more
Vodacom Bulls fans will now #StayConnected closer than ever before to the #BullsFamily and experience the pride and passion of their team at their fingertips.
Vodacom 447 Followers

Photoshop finally has a camera app, and it rocks

Craig Wilson | 8th Jul 20

View more
Adobe’s Photoshop camera is an essential tool for any smartphone owner and can turn mundane snaps into marvels with a few taps.
Craig Wilson91 Followers