WhatsApp for the PC offers largely the same features as the mobile version, just on a larger scale, but unlike the mobile app, WhatsApp web version requires users to log in. Conversations are synced between the desktop and the mobile device.
Because the web version works on a larger screen, users view their contacts' details on a three-window pane. On the left is the contact's profile and status, in the middle pane is the conversation thread, and on the right is the contact information. WhatsApp web version also allows desktop notifications, which can be turned on or off from the top left corner of the window. The search function on the web version allows users to start new conversations as well as filter existing ones.