If you’ve opened WhatsApp web, but the QR code isn’t loading, it’s likely due to these reasons:
1. Your internet connection is blocking WhatsApp
This usually happens if you’re using a public, school, or workplace internet connection. Many such places restrict or limit access to websites like WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter for either security concerns or to prevent employees or students from distractions during school or work hours. Even if they manage to load, they can’t do so thoroughly, preventing the QR code from showing.
Some free public Wi-Fi networks, such as those at airports, charge the users a certain fee to utilize their internet for using messaging apps. This would also prevent the WhatsApp website from properly loading.
You can’t change the settings of an internet network that doesn’t belong to you. If you want to use WhatsApp in your school or office, use the WhatsApp app on your cell phone. Or create a local hotspot using your phone’s Wi-Fi or USB tethering option.
If you’re on a network that doesn’t have any such restrictions, then the reason for the WhatsApp QR code not loading on your computer could be:
2. Your internet browser is blocking the QR image
This can happen due to several reasons:
Your browser is too old
If, for whatever reason, you’re using a browser too old for WhatsApp web, it will likely have trouble loading the website and the QR code. Update your internet browser – either by using the browser’s built-in update feature or by searching and downloading the latest version of your browser from its website.
You’ve disabled images or media
If your browser has media disabled, the WhatsApp web QR code will not load. If you have disabled media, enable it. If you haven’t done that, then the easiest way to fix that is to reset your browser settings to default. This will likely solve other issues with your browser as well.
An ad blocker is intervening
If you’ve installed an ad blocker on your browser or computer, it may be accidentally detecting WhatsApp web QR code’s frame as an advertisement. Ad blockers, by default, don’t do that. But if their filters are set too extreme, or if you have accidentally blacklisted WhatsApp web’s QR code frame, the ad blocker won’t let it load.
Either reduce the ad blocker’s strictness, reset the filters to default, or uninstall the ad blocker altogether.
Your cookies need clearing
Sometimes the cookies that help a webpage load faster get corrupt and prevent the page from loading properly. If the WhatsApp website isn’t loading correctly, try clearing the cookies.
You can do that from your browser’s settings or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete on your PC (Cmd+Shift+Delete for Mac).
Disable add-ons or extensions
Buggy, outdated, unstable, or infected add-ons and extensions installed in your browser also hinder its ability to properly load images like QR codes. Start your browser in safe mode, or with all add-ons disabled, and see if the problem persists.
3. Change your browser
If you’ve tried all the above methods and the WhatsApp web QR code still doesn’t load, change your browser. Sometimes browsers get updated with unstable versions, which can have bugs preventing certain features from working correctly. Consider changing your browser and check if the WhatsApp web QR code loads.
If your browser is working fine and you still can’t see the WhatsApp QR code, then the probable reason is:
4. Your proxy/firewall is blocking WhatsApp web
A proxy, VPN, or firewall can sometimes restrict your access to specific websites.
If you’re using a VPN, just disable it.
If you’re using a proxy to connect to the internet, try removing it. You can do that by going to internet explorer settings/internet options/connections/LAN settings in windows. Once there, look for the option “Proxy server” and uncheck the box below it.
You can also try disabling your firewall and seeing if that allows WhatsApp web QR code to show.
If none of the solutions mentioned above works for you, contact your internet service provider.