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Cristian Perez

Social & Communication






December 06, 2020

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★★★★★ WATookit is the best rated extension for WhatsApp™ Web!

Never ever miss a WhatsApp notification again while you are on your desktop computer. This extension makes it possible to receive WhatsApp notifications even when there is no WhatsApp tab or Chrome window at all open. This way you will never miss a message again while working on your PC.


★ Enables always-on desktop notifications: Chrome will run in background mode permanently, keeping track and showing your WhatsApp notifications instantly. You can click on the notifications to go directly to the relevant chat.

★ Adds a convenient WhatsApp button to the toolbar: It includes the number of unread messages always visible. You can hover the mouse over the icon and you will see a summary of your unread conversations in a tooltip. In addition, the icon will become orange if there's some kind of connectivity issue with your phone. You can still hide the button if you want, just right click on it and select "Hide button".

★ Ensures you only have one instance of WhatsApp Web open at any time: That way you can focus on the right tab in any situation. Moreover, you won't be bothered with WhatsApp's exit confirmation messages any more.

★ Extremely lightweight and fast: Coded with performance in mind.


• How to use it? To start using WhatsApp Web, install this extension and click on the Chrome toolbar button with the "T" icon. If you are not logged in to WhatsApp Web, you must follow the instructions and scan the QR code with your phone. Remember to check the "Keep me signed in" checkbox so that your session is not closed automatically, or you may miss notifications.

• I cannot see any notification, what's happening? If the toolbar "T" icon is orange, there might be some connectivity issue with your phone. If you still cannot see WhatsApp notifications, please refer to the official support thread to solve the issue: http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/web/28080004


As all the software I make in my free time, I created WAToolkit because I wanted the functionality it offers for myself. My first need was being able to watch all WhatsApp notifications on my desktop computer, even without a WhatsApp tab opened (or any Chrome window at all), and that was its first feature. As the extension has raised some interest, I'll be maintaining WAToolkit and new features will probably be added in the future. Be sure to report bugs or suggest new ideas by clicking on the SUPPORT tab.


The message shown by Google Chrome for the requested permissions is far from the real needs of the extension, but the permissions are technically required for the following reasons:

• Read and change your data on all whatsapp.com sites: Required to create the background page that holds an active WhatsApp session.

• Read your browsing history: Required to detect whether an active WhatsApp session exists among the tabs you are browsing, avoiding conflicts with the background page.


WAToolkit is free and open source. The source code is released under The GNU General Public License v3.0. Contributions are very welcome on GitHub: https://github.com/cprcrack/WAToolkit


WhatsApp is a trademark of WhatsApp Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. WAToolkit is an independent project developed by Cristian Perez and has no relationship to WhatsApp or WhatsApp Inc.

What has inspired us?

Extore is a team of professionals who are passionate about creating extensions for web browsers. This devotion also gives us opportunity to appreciate work of other people. We get inspired by useful, open source extensions made by developers all over the world. Our strong belief is that one should share helpful add-ons with others. That’s why we’d like to present you our ever-growing list of favourite extensions that have inspired us. Moreover, as you probably have already learned, sometimes struggling for the best brings an end to the good. Talking about add-ons it often turns out that an upgrade is worse then previous version. Also it can become really tricky to get back to the beloved version of your favourite extension. That’s why we’re going to make not only the latest, but all versions of our favourite (and we hope yours too) add-ons available for download. No more compromises, just stick to the version you really like!