Unofficial WhatsApp App for Windows 10: WhosDown

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WhosDown is a free unofficial WhatsApp app for Windows 10. What that means is using this app you can use WhatsApp right from your desktop and you do not have to open a web browser. Basically, this app work as a wrapper for WhatsApp web. It lets you run WhatsApp web in a standalone window and you would not require a browser to open it. Running WhatsApp as a standalone window, makes it easy to pin the app to start menu or taskbar. It saves you the hassle of opening the browser again and again to check your messages.

Download this unofficial WhatsApp app free from the Windows 10 store or you can use the link given at the end of this article. Once downloaded you would be required to scan the QR code seen on the window of the app screen. This can be seen in the screenshot below.

whosdown qr code scan

For scanning the QR code, open WhatsApp on your mobile device. Go to the three dot icon, which will open a options menu. From this menu choose WhatsApp Web. As soon as you do that, the camera screen will open to scan the QR code. Go ahead and align the camera with the QR code on your desktop screen.

After scanning you would notice that the app window is signed into your WhatsApp. You would be able to see all your chats and groups on the left side of the window. The right side of the window is for seeing a conversation as well as for chatting. The signed in screen of the app can be seen in the screenshot below.

whosdown logged in window

Using this app you can chat with your friends right from your desktop. You do need to keep the app running in the background to receive notifications about new messages.

Features of unofficial WhatsApp app for Windows 10:

  • Do not need to open web browser to check WhatsApp.
  • Receive notifications.
  • Turn off notifications.
  • Pin to start menu or taskbar.
  • Drag and drop attachments like photos, files, etc.
  • Change status, profile photo.
  • Doesn’t require a browser to run.
  • Runs in a standalone window.

Limitations of this app:

  • Does not show the delivery notification double check mark on messages sent.
  • No calling option.
  • No camera option.

Apart from this the app works just like WhatsApp web and lets you chat as well as see messages received.

You can also check out how to password protect your WhatsApp.


WhosDown works exactly as WhatsApp web apart from couple of limitations mentioned above. The name in itself is quite funny. I liked using WhatsApp through WhosDown. Sending photos, files, etc. is so easy, as you can just drag and drop the same on any chat window. It also lets you forward photos or messages received in one chat group to another chat group. Do try out the app if you are bored of opening your browser again and again to check WhatsApp while working on your desktop.

Check out WhosDown for Windows 10 here.

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Works With: Windows 10
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