WhatsApp is basically designed to be used on mobile phones with an active phone number. However, it is also possible to use the platform on PC and laptop without a mobile phone.
A few months earlier, the platform launched the cross-device feature that lets you access WhatsApp without your smartphone. The feature is available for WhatsApp Web and Desktop versions.
People now have the ability to use this messaging app on up to four connected devices at the same time, without needing their phone to be online. This basically means that even if your phone is turned off, you will be able to access WhatsApp on the web (laptop) or desktop version.
How to use messaging platform on laptop or pc without phone
Step 1: Type WhatsApp Web on your browser if you don’t want to download the desktop version of the app.
Step 2: Now you will get the WhatsApp web link at the top, just click on it and a QR code will appear.
Step 3: You need to scan this QR code from your smartphone by opening WhatsApp on your mobile > settings menu > Linked devices > Link device.
Note: Keep in mind that you will need your smartphone the first time you try to log into WhatsApp on another device.
Step 4: Now you will see “Scan QR Code” written at the top of your WhatsApp screen. So, now you just need to place your phone on the laptop screen and scan the QR code.
Once the scanning process is successful, you will be able to use the app on a laptop or PC without your phone.