WhatsApp web can make typing long messages a lot more comfortable. Since you’re on your computer already, it’s not uncomfortable at all to reply to a message. So, you open up WhatsApp web to use it like you always have, but for some reason, it doesn’t work this time.
Before you go ahead and uninstall it for good, there are some tips you can try to fix it. The tips are beginner-friendly, so that way, you don’t have to call your techy friend to help you. Let’s see what those tips are to get WhatsApp web working again.
How to Fix WhatsApp Web When It Doesn’t Work
It may not happen very often, but it’s worth looking into. Maybe there is an issue with your Internet connection. You can see if you can detect the problem using the Internet Troubleshooter. You can access it by going to:
- Start Menu
- Update and Security
- Troubleshoot (on the left-side menu)
- Additional Troubleshooters
- Internet Connections
- Run the troubleshooter to start the process
If all is well with your Internet connection and WhatsApp Web still won’t work, you can try resetting it.
Reset WhatsApp Web
You can also try resetting the app. You can do this by right-clicking on the Windows Start button and going to Settings. Once you’re in Settings, go to Apps and features. Find WhatsApp and click on it. You’ll see the Advanced options option you need to click on in blue.
On the following windows, scroll down until you see the reset button, Click on Reset and see if it’s up and running again. If this doesn’t work and you have some time on your hands, you can also try uninstalling the and then reinstalling the app.
Close WhatsApp Web Using the Task Manager
Open the task manager how you are costumed to opening it. You can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Esc or search for it in the search bar. Once it’s open, click on the More details dropdown menu if it’s not open already.
When you first open the Task Manager, you might see WhatsApp listed. If so, click on it and then click on the End task button at the bottom right.
One last thing you can try is to make sure that your phone and computer are connected to the same WiFi network. If you only have one, then this is not going to be a problem, but if you have access to more than one, you might want to make sure.
It can be annoying when something you use regularly doesn’t work. Good thing there are different tips you can try to fix the issue. Hopefully, you didn’t have to try too many to resolve the issue. How often do you use WhatsApp web? Let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article in the comments below.
In my case, when I was trying to link my new phone to the latest WhatsApp desktop version on my Win10 Pro laptop, the app would not load the barcode for me to scan. It was stuck in loading mode. Reinstalling and trying to install an older version of WhatsApp Windows which by the way automatically tries to download and install the latest version, was ending up unsuccessful. What helped me to fix my problem was to adjust the compatibility settings where I had to enable the “Run this program as an administrator” option. This suggestion is nowhere to be found, hence I decided to tag in and post it here as this post is from May 2022.