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WhatsApp on a PC? (1 Viewer)

njlarsen

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Where I live, we have a birdwatchers group on WhatsApp. I currently have whatsapp on my Iphone, but nowhere else. Is it possible to install whatsapp on the PC, and if I do, is it possible to ensure it is not running constantly in the background and doing who knows what, but only running when I actually have started the app?
My purpose would be to better share pictures and also better look at larger versions of those sent to me.
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Niels
 
Hi Niels... yes, it is possible to have it on your PC, I have it there as well as my phones.

You can click on the "cross", as on browsers and it will close it down, but leave the icon on the task bar (if you want it there). You will still get a notification if a message comes in.

You can also have it in a tab on a browser (at least you can with Firefox).
 
Perfectly routine. Runs in your browser.
What does it do 'in the background'? - no idea. Do you worry about what every well-known mainstream program/app/website does in the background of your life? - that way madness lies.
 
Yes, I've never had any trouble with my computer since adding it to my task bar.
 
Perfectly routine. Runs in your browser.
What does it do 'in the background'? - no idea. Do you worry about what every well-known mainstream program/app/website does in the background of your life? - that way madness lies.
In general no, but with products coming from Meta, yes.
Niels
 

Perfectly routine. Runs in your browser.

What does it do 'in the background'? - no idea. Do you worry about what every well-known mainstream program/app/website does in the background of your life? - that way madness lies.
But everything can be configured in the application itself. Notifications and auto-start as well.
 

Perfectly routine. Runs in your browser.
What does it do 'in the background'? - no idea. Do you worry about what every well-known mainstream program/app/website does in the background of your life? - that way madness lies. Just download the PC apps. Then in the settings you need to disable the application from auto-starting when you turn on the PC. I did this more for reliability. I read a lot about WhatsApp scams, it turns out there are various Whatsapp scams and I didn’t think about it before. What I hate most is scammers. But they find different ways to deceive. Previously, WhatsApp was the most secure. Now I'm thinking. this is no longer the case.
It’s not convenient in the browser, write if there is anything, I’ll explain if you have questions!
 
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