Re: WhatsApp for PC

Kerryn Gunness

i got this from another list

*Using WhatsApp with nvda

*WhatsApp for web
There is a app version which you can install on to your computer. The
app version is the same as the web version in looks. Both the web
version and app version can not do audio or video at present.
so you can only send and recieve messages on the computer.
You will need to go to the following web address at
Before you can use the web version you must have it setup on your mobile
phone and already have a account setup. After you have signed into the
app on your phone you will need to go to more
options...settings....whats app web and double tap. This will also need
to be done on the computer you are using.then you will have to scan in a
Qr code. If the code needs to be refreshed while on the graphic use the
NVDA key + enter key to do this. from the monitor for it to sign you in.
The computer must be on the same web address as above.

when you go to scan in the QR code The QR code is on the top right
corner of the screen.

This can be a little tricky to do but after it scans the code what shows
on your phone will show on your computer monitor.
You will neeed to do this from your phone to scan in the 'QR code.
The phone might vibrate when it has scanned in the code then mirror your

*After you have signed into the whats app on the web
*Quick navigation keys that can be used with NVDA

You can use the following B for buttons, E for editable fields, F or
form fields, H for headings, K for link,
For some reason on the buttons you can not use the space bar or enter
key you need to use the NVDA key + Enter key on the numeric keypad to
activate them.
On some sections the enter key will work You can use The up, down, left
and right arrow keys along with CTRL + home for the top of the page and
CTRL + END for bottom of the page.
From the page after you have logged in as you go down the page you will
hear the following button status, new chat button, menu button, button
but if arrowed up once you will hear clickable turn on desk top
notifications, or arrow down you will hear Search or start new chat
Just under it is a editable area where you can type.
Under the editable area you will also hear the following No chats
Keep your phone connected
WhatsApp connects to your phone to sync messages. To reduce data usage,
connect your phone to Wi-Fi.
WhatsApp is available for Windows. Get it here.

*Status button

When you go into this section you will hear the following My StatusNo
Click on a contact to view their status updates

*New chat button

under the new chat section you will hear the following read out by NVDA
New chat
Search contacts you can search for a contact on your list here.
New group you can add people to a group you setup up to 256 people.

Amanda Hutton
Ray Pope
Hey there! I am using WhatsApp.
Nathan Wheeler
Hey there! I am using WhatsApp.
Larry And Ali Gray
Hey there! I am using WhatsApp.
Graham Posen
Hey there! I am using WhatsApp.

New chat

*Menu button

Under this section you will hear nvda say clickable button New group.
You can have up to 256 people in your group up from 100

clickable button Profile ADD PROFILE PHOTO
Your Name
This is not your username or pin. This name will be visible to your
WhatsApp contacts.
Hey there! I am using WhatsApp.

Clickable button Archived Archived chats
No archived chats
If you have not arkhived any chats then you will get the above message.

Starredclickable button Starred messages
No starred messages

Settings Get notified of new messages
Turn on desktop notifications
Hey there! I am using WhatsApp.
Chat Wallpaper


clickable button log out. If you log out from the web version of this
app you will need to scan the QR code again to sign into the web version.

*Adding contacts

On your phone go into where your contacts are then add the persons name
and mobile number. They will need to do the same on there end. There
details will be uploaded to the app so either data or wifi will need to
be on to to do this..

*New chat

If you want to text chat one of your contacts locate the new chat
button then press the nvda key +enter key on the numeric keypad. You
will then be given the following Gen Search contacts

New group
A list of your contacts will come up you will need to choose one. Ray Hope

Nathan Whyte
Locate the person you want to chat with and Press the enter key on the
person you want and then you will be given some options such as
You will hear attach, Open emojis panel
Type a message
Type in your message etc then send it.

You can also review the messages you have sent to them.

Hey there! I am using WhatsApp.
Chat Wallpaper


If you log out you will need to scan in the QR code again unless you
leave your self signed in.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kerryann Ifill" <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:58 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] WhatsApp for PC

Hi all:

Does anyone have experience using the WhatsApp for PC platform with Jaws or NVDA? I’m planning to install for a client but not sure how it will work. Any thoughts?


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