WhatsApp Web is not working on Brave (Fix)

Is WhatsApp Web not working on Brave? Here's how you can use the popular messaging service on the Brave browser without any issues.

WhatsApp Web is a web client that mirrors the messages and conversations from a mobile device to a web browser. Users can connect their applications with a browser by scanning the QR code on the screen. That being said, most users reported that they were not able to link Brave with WhatsApp Web. Based on their complaints, the web client of the messaging service does not recognize the internet connection of the PC.

But this problem only occurs on Brave as users are able to use the web version of the application on other browsers like Google Chrome. While this problem has not been officially addressed yet, there are potential methods you can try to use the text message service on Brave again.

WhatsApp Web does not recognize the internet connection

This recent problem comes with an error message stating that the computer has no internet connection. Users state that the error message keeps coming back even though there is a stable internet connection on their PC.

While most have had to switch to another web browser temporarily, it is actually possible to solve this issue. Try the methods below to fix WhatsApp web not working on Brave error.

Reset your Brave Browser settings.

One of the possible fixes to this frustrating problem is resetting the browser settings. You can easily do this by opening the settings menu of Brave.

Click on the three lines at the top-right corner of the screen.

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Click on Settings.

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Click on the Addition settings button to open the drop-down menu.

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Select Reset settings.

Click on Restore settings to their original defaults.

Select Reset settings again.

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Note that this will disable all the installed extensions on your browser. You will not have to reinstall them again, though. Simply turn them on and pin your favorite extensions on the taskbar after the reset process is complete.

Now you can try connecting your mobile application with the web client of WhatsApp. Simply open WhatsApp Web and try scanning the QR code. Wait for it to read your previous data and synchronize it to its current state.

Try connecting to WhatsApp on a private window with Tor.

Some users share that they have found a workaround for this problem. The web client of the messaging service recognizes the internet connection once it is opened on a private window with Tor. Here's how to open a tab with Tor:

Click on the three lines at the top-right corner of the screen.

Select “New private window with Tor

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Wait for Tor to connect your browser.

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Open the official website of WhatsApp and link the mobile app with Brave by scanning the QR code.

Brave offers its users to open a private window with Tor connectivity. Press ALT + SHIFT + N to open a private window with this feature. Note that your internet browsing experience might get slower when you are using Tor. But based on the comments listed on Brave Browser Support, this solved the WhatsApp Web not working on Brave problem.

Open WhatsApp Web on a different browser.

You can also use a different browser until this problem is fixed. Instead of completely switching to another web browser, simply open WhatsApp Web on a single tab on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. You can still continue using Brave and keep up with your digital routine.

How to connect WhatsApp to your web browser?

We also prepared a quick guide to link the mobile application with the web client. Here's how to use WhatsApp Web on your PC.

Open the application on your phone.

Tap on the three dots at the top-right corner of the screen.

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Tap on Linked devices.

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Tap on Link a device button.

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Scan the QR code to link WhatsApp with Brave.

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Wait for the client to retrieve the latest data on your phone. After a couple of seconds, you should be able to see all your WhatsApp messages on the screen.

As of this writing, Brave still has not addressed the problem and come up with a solution. Until then, you can try the possible fixes above to fix the no internet connection error on WhatsApp Web and Brave.

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