Now, you can access WhatsApp messenger from your Desktop or Mac. The only thing which you need to make sure that the WhatsApp is running on your mobile device (unfortunately, not an iPhone). Just browse web.whatsapp.com with Google Chrome at your desktop, scan the QR code and you are done! You can now read and write messages to any friend from your WhatsApp Contacts. Another benefit of the desktop version of WhatsApp is that from now, you can send pictures to your WhatsApp friends right from your desktop. You don’t need to transfer them into your mobile device.
However, the release of the desktop version of WhatsApp has unveiled some new doorways. The mobile version of WhatsApp doesn’t offer to download the WhatsApp Contacts so that you can upload them into other address books. It also does not allow you to save the profile pictures from your contacts in WhatsApp. But, both the profile pictures and the contacts can be extracted from the WhatsApp Web.
How to Download WhatsApp Contacts in Bulk
You can download WhatsApp contacts by using the following bookmarklet and extract them from the Google Chrome browser.
Drag the above bookmarklet to the toolbar area of your Google Chrome browser, then open the web.whatsapp.com and expand the contact list from the left sidebar.
You can either choose to export them into a CSV list (press the “Cancel” button from the popup box) or a printable address book with high-resolution Profile pictures, Names and Phone numbers (press “OK” button into the popup box).
You can also save the total HTML page at your local hard disk. Press Ctrl + S (Cmd + S for Mac) to save it as a HTML file at your desktop.
How to Save WhatsApp Contacts as PDF
After extracting the contacts from the Google Chrome browser, you can save the contact list as a PDF file. Just press Ctrl + P and change the “Destination” from the printer to “Save as PDF”.
Once done, press the “Print” button and it will save the whole page as a PDF file.