I'm using WhatsApp on my phone and desktop, and for some reason it has started booting me out of both unless I am in the phone application

  • If you go to "WhatsApp web" menu on your phone, can you see your PC listed in there? – Jonny Wright Mar 25 '17 at 1:07

This is the way it is meant to work. When it the app is minimised, it will run in background but won't show you as online. All messaging apps like allo, WhatsApp, hangouts do this. This is not a problem or a bug.

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    But it shouldn't kick you out of WhatsApp web if the app isn't in the foreground – Jonny Wright Mar 25 '17 at 1:05
  • exactly - it shows me as not connected on desktop until I go into whatsapp on the phone – TMiller Mar 27 '17 at 11:28

Remove all Computer connected in your device and go through same process and now this time please check whether there is checkbox or not under QR Code Similar to This

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  • Well I don't think you should ever share a WhatsApp QR code publicly. – Reeshabh Ranjan Apr 7 at 16:36
  • @ReeshabhRanjan if you know properly its entrance key for Whatsapp web, which helps to connect any whatsapp not a specific account or number of Whatsapp so it doesn't matter if you share publicly. – Ashish Apr 8 at 7:06

You have a setting in your phone that kills any closed app instead of keeping it in the background. I don't remember exactly how to find it and it probably varies with different phones, but it certainly the issues and not something wrong in WhatsApp app itself.

  • This setting is usually found on Developer Options as "Don't keep activities", but might vary depending on vendor/custom ROM – Andrew T. Mar 5 at 14:16

Check whether you have activated restricted data usage in Settings -> Data usage depends on phone.

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