22 January, 2015

WhatsApp on Web

WhatsApp, the world's most popular instant messaging app, is finally available on a computer. Sort of. It is still not as simple as opening a web page and logging into an account to send messages. But it is simple enough and should satisfy millions of consumers who were rooting for web access to WhatsApp.


"Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser. Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device -- this means all of your messages still live on your phone," WhatsApp noted on its website.
The feature currently won't be available for iPhone users because. "Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations," the company said.

How does it work?

Web WhatsApp

As I said, using WhatsApp on the computer is somewhat different compared to how we use other web-based instant messaging services like Google Talk.

To use WhatsApp in a web browser, take following steps:
  • Update the WhatsApp app on your phone.
  • Open web.whatsapp.com in Chrome. Other browsers are not supported for now.
  • You will see a QR code. Open WhatsApp and go into menu by pressing on three dots on the top right corner of the app.
  • From the options select WhatsApp Web
  • Point your phone's camera towards the QR code inside the browser.
  • This will pair the phone and WhatsApp data with the browser. To make sure you don't have to repeat the procedure you can check the box so that your login details are remembered.

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You can see here How to Send Photos, Videos and Voice Messages on Web WhatsApp.