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What are the features of WhatsApp Web and How to use it

By using the WhatsApp Web, users will be able to use their desktop keyboard and access media like photos, videos, audio and even download them directly on to your PC.

Suhail Sattar Suhail Sattar
New Delhi Published on: October 26, 2018 20:16 IST
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Top 5 WhatsApp Web and Desktop Shortcuts That You Should Know

WhatsApp happens to be one of the best messaging apps around that not only supports the mobile platforms but can also be used on the web. In order to use this feature on the web, one will have to keep the phone connected to the Internet at all times.

Steps on how to use WhatsApp web on your desktop

  • Go to your desktop browser (preferably Google Chrome) and go type http://web.whatsapp.com.
  • Now on the WhatsApp mobile app, simply tap on the Menu and go to WhatsApp Web that will lead you to the QR code reader.
  • Once opened then go on and point the QR code on the desktop screen. As soon as the App reads the WhatsApp web QR code, all details will sync with the phone and you will be ready to go.

By using the WhatsApp Web, users will be able to use their desktop keyboard and access media like photos, videos, audio and even download them directly on to your PC. One can also share images or record audio using the webcam.

1.Interesting WhatsApp’s Keyboard Shortcuts

In order to take complete use of the WhatsApp for PC, one must know how to use the keyboard shortcuts. This will help in making your typing fast and efficient.

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Ctrl + N: This will help in starting a new chat
Ctrl + Shift + [: This shortcut will take you to previous chat
Ctrl + Shift + ]: This will help you to go to the Next chat
Ctrl + Shift + M: By this, you can Mute the chat
Ctrl + E: This is to Archive chat
Ctrl + Shift + U: This is used for Mark as unread
Ctrl + Backspace: This will Delete chat
Ctrl + P: This shortcut will Open profile status
Ctrl + Shift + N: This will help to Create a new group

2. Read Messages without the Blue tick notification
The Bluetick notification lets people see the exact time of when the text is read, which can be switched off via phone, but there is something better when done with WhatsApp Web.

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Simply open the chat in your WhatsApp Web window and then open a Notepad file or any other window and change the size so that you can see the full chat in the background. Now click on the Notepad file and make sure you keep your cursor there so that the computer thinks that you are working in a different window. The message will load in the background chat window that can be read without being marked as read and those blue tick won't appear.

3. How to use Multiple WhatsApp Accounts on the same PC?

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There are times when people use a dual-SIM phone and have two or more than two WhatsApp accounts. For this one can either open an incognito window or different browser and use it simultaneously or you could open a new tab and type dyn.web.whatsapp.com, which is a proxy of the main WhatsApp Web app.

4.How to type and search Emoji via keyboard

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Getting an emoji over the PC can be a little uneasy as compared to phones, so for this go to the regular text box and type colon (Shift + ;/: Key) followed with the first two letters of the emotion that will lead you to the matching emojis that will change with each letter you type and can also be accessed by the keyboard’s arrow keys to switch back and forth between emojis.

5. How to increase volume or change audio playback speed

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The WhatsApp web does not allow users to make calls unlike the WhatsApp on phone, but users can still send the voice messages, which can be done by using the Chrome extension called Zapp, which adjusts the volume of the audio message and even change the playback speed.

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