All the latest Chromebooks have built-in Android support that power the Google Play Store and allow you to download and install the Andriod application. It is among the top most popular apps on Android.
The service is not limited to only smartphones. With the support of the Play Store, you can use Whatsapp on your Chromebook. Here is a complete guide on; how to install and use Whatsapp on Chromebook.
How to Use Whatsapp on your Chromebook
There are two ways to use Whatsapp on Chromebook. One is by using the Android application, another by using the Whatsapp web. Let’s discuss them one by one.
1. Using Whatsapp Web
First, let’s discuss how we can use the Whatsapp web version on Chromebook.
Step 1: First, open the Google Chrome browser on your Chromebook. Open a new tab.
Step 2: Visit web.whatsapp.com and you will get the Whatsapp web interface.
Step 3: To Use Whatsapp web on your Chromebook. You have to scan the QR code which is showing on your screen. To scan the QR code, follow the following steps:
- Open WhatsApp on your phone
- Tap Menu or go to Settings and select Linked Devices.
- Tap on Link a Device
- Point your phone to the screen and scan the QR code.
Now you are ready to use WhatsApp on your Chromebook. Yes, you can use WhatsApp simultaneously on your Android phone and Chromebook. Just make sure both devices are connected to the internet.
2. Using Whatsapp Android App
However, if you don’t want to use the Whatsapp web on your Chromebook, you can download the dedicated android app.
For that, you have to enable Google Play Store on your system. We already have a detailed guide on it. You can follow the linked guide.
After that, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Click on the “App Launcher” icon to open the app drawer. Here look for “Google Play Store” and open it.
Step 2: It will open the Google Play Store. Here search for Whatsapp on the search option.
Step 3: Select Whatsapp from the search result and click the “Install” button to download and install the app on your system.
Step 4: Now, wait for the process to complete. Once the installation is complete, click on the “Open” button to open it. Or you will get the app icon on the app drawer.
Step 5: It will open the Whatsapp app. You have to choose your language and click on the “Next” button to get started with Whatsapp.
Step 6: Click the “Agree and Continue” button to continue with Whatsapp.
Step 7: To Use Whatsapp app on your Chromebook. You have to scan the QR code which is showing on your screen. To scan the QR code, follow the following steps:
Step 8: After that, you are ready to use Whatsapp on your Chromebook.
That’s it; this is how you can use Whatsapp on your Chromebook. You also can check out our Chromebook troubleshooting guide if you are new to Chromebook and Chrome OS.
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