Finally, WhatsApp has landed on the Web. The messaging service is now accessible on your computer using Google Chrome web browser, dubbed as “WhatsApp Web.” The new extension of the service was rumored in late 2014 when some clues were found within the Android app’s code. WhatsApp now allows you use the service on your PC with a more comfortable and faster keyboard than smartphones.
The WhatsApp Web is accessible at web.whatsapp.com and doesn’t need any special tricks except scanning a QR Code with the mobile app. However, it does not change the ground level of the messaging service and smartphones are still the center of gravity, which must be connected to the Internet during a chat.
Currently, the web client of WhatsApp is available for all major platforms – like Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry – except iOS. The company explained in a short blog post, “Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.”
To get started with the web client, you need to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone. Then visit web.whatsapp.com on your computer and scan a QR Code shown on the web page using the app’s menu. As soon as it is done, the web browser will mirror all your conversations excluding archived chats.
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Although, the web client seems handy with support for camera, microphone, smiley, and attachments but offers basic messaging feature only. Neither you can archive or delete the chats nor add or remove contacts.
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