WhatsApp is an amazing messaging service that has become very popular in the world. Even though it has a web version, it also has a desktop app version for both Mac OS X and Windows platforms. The desktop version is simply an extension of your phone WhatsApp since it mirrors your communications and messages from the other devices in which you have installed it.
The desktop version has amazing advantages such as desktop notifications and keyword shortcuts. All you need is WhatsApp installed on your phone and the app on your desktop too. Installing the desktop version is easy, you just need to download the app and you are good to go. To use the desktop app simply scan the QR code on your desktop using your phone. When the code is recognized by the app it will automatically be linked to your WhatsApp account.
The desktop app helps you concentrate on one device when working on something since you do not have to keep switching from your desktop to your phone and back. It’s however important to note that the app uses your phone to synchronize messages and therefore it would be better for you to have your phone connected to WIFI to avoid excessive data use.