Use WhatsApp Web App to transfer files from a PC to a WhatsApp contact

April 13, 2021

When it comes to sharing documents or sending files and photos to others we use email as our default method of communication but this method has limitations. It falls short of sharing content with other instant messaging services like WhatsApp or Telegram. Luckily, WhatsApp lets you directly transfer or send a file from a PC storage disk to a WhatsApp contact via the WhatsApp Web app. Here’s the trick you need to learn!

How to transfer files from a PC to a WhatsApp contact through the WhatsApp Web app?

WhatsApp Web App directly mirrors your phone WhatsApp contents with your account on the web, in real-time. All you must do is browse your PC, find a file to upload and send it to the desired contact. Read to know how it’s done!

  1. Launch a web browser.
  2. Visit whatsapp.com.
  3. Open WhatsApp on your Smartphone.
  4. Click the Settings icon.
  5. Tap WhatsApp Web/Desktop option.
  6. Scan QR code.
  7. Choose a contact.
  8. Tap the Attach icon.
  9. Select Documents icon.
  10. Send the file.

It is important to note here that the maximum allowed document size is 100 MB.

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WhatsApp file transfer

Launch your browser on a PC and open a new tab.

WhatsApp Web QR Code
WhatsApp Web QR Code

Go to this page and hit Enter to open WhatsApp web. Allow the app to load a QR code.

Now, open the WhatsApp app on your Smartphone and go to its Settings.

WhatsApp Desktop
WhatsApp Desktop

From the list of options displayed there, select WhatsApp web/Desktop.

Link a Device
Link a Device

Now When you see the Link a Device text on your smartphone, hold it near the QR code displayed under WhatsApp web on your PC.

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All the contents will be mirrored to your WhatsApp Web App.

Select a contact to which you would like to transfer a file.

WhatsApp Attach Document
WhatsApp Attach Document

Tap the Attach icon inside the message typing field, then click:

  • Photos & Videos to send photos/videos from your computer - You can send up to 30 photos or videos (16 MB size limit) at once and add a caption to each photo or video.
  • Documents - Select and upload documents from your computer.

Alternatively, you can drag-and-drop the files directly from your computer.

Send file from PC to WhatsApp
Send file from PC to WhatsApp

Once done, hit the Send button to transfer files to the desired contact.

This way, you can use WhatsApp Web App to transfer files from a PC to a WhatsApp contact.

Hope that makes sense!

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