WhatsApp Web was launched and is now available via Google’s Chrome, but if you are an iOS user, you are not going to be able to access it. The announcement was done on the mother website, Facebook, by WhatsApp founder Jan Koum.
WhatsApp Web is allow its users to send messages and receive them on their laptops while using the Google Chrome web browser.
Jan Koum pointed out that in order to use the service, you would still need your phone nearby. WhatsApp is just an extension of the mobile app and without a smartphone, you cannot use it, even if you have a PC with Google Chrome.
Koum was excited to make the announcement and said that millions of people can now use the popular app on their web browsers. He highlighted the fact that the web client is just an extension of the smartphone. The way WhatsApp Web was launched to function is to mirror conversations and messages that take place on your mobile device. This means that if you don’t have cellular data activated, for example, you will not be able to receive the messages on your phone and you won’t get them on your web browser, either.
Unfortunately, if you are an iOS user, then you won’t be able to use WhatsApp Web. Usually, iOS users are first to get the newest apps and update, but it this case, it was announced that the service will not be available on iOS devices. The reason behind this decision was cited by WhatsApp as being Apple platform limitations.
So, if you use Android devices, Blackberry and Windows Phone, then you can use and enjoy the app. Click on https://web.whatsapp.com from your Google Chrome browser. This will show you a QR code that you then need to scan inside WhatsApp and you’ve got WhatsApp Web on your desktop and laptop!
WhatsApp Web was launched a day after the service issued a ban on people that were using a third-party app called WhatsApp plus. The ban was 24-hours long and it is now over.
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