WhatsApp announced the release of the messenger’s web-version. From now on you can send and receive messages directly in your browser.
This is the app’s first “evolutionary step” since it was bought out by Facebook.
To join you need to:
- Go to https://web.whatsapp.com/
- Scan the QR code using WhatsApp, having initially updated the app to the latest version.
Unfortunately, iOS users haven’t been invited to the party yet. The company’s blog claims that this is due to some Apple security limitations, and I want to believe that this issue will be resolved quickly. Chrome is the only browser that supports this function.
When using WhatsApp Web your messages will appear on your phone and in your browser, however, you cannot use the app if you do not have the application installed on your mobile device. According to reports from Android Central, the release of WhatsApp’s web version is aimed at pearling off the supporters of the app’s unofficial clients, for instance, WhatsApp Plus.
Now, all there is left to do is just wait until the iOS version comes around along with compatibility with other web browsers, besides Chrome.