WhatsApp finally came to the desktop today, it is the day millions of people waited for over some previous years.
About a month ago we first heard whispers about the possibility of a WhatsApp web client for desktop and now it becomes true. Today WhatsApp officially launched its web client ‘WhatsApp Web’ for the chrome browser and android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry users, see what Facebook-owned WhatsApp say on their blog :-
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.
It means, to use WhatsApp Web client you’ll need to have an active Internet connection on your phone too, not just on your computer. Your phone will need to stay connected to the internet for the WhatsApp web client to work, and all user messages will still reside on the phone. The WhatsApp web client actually mirrors your conversations and messages from your mobile device. What this means is that if your phone isn’t working (dead, off, etc), WhatsApp won’t work for you on the desktop, but WhatsApp is hoping the web client will give users even more flexibility in upcoming future.
How To Start :
To start you will need :-
- Active Internet Connection in your mobile and computer both.
- latest version of WhatsApp installed on your phone.(update if not have, by searching ‘WhatsApp’ in Play Store)
- Google Chrome browser Installed on your computer.(download from here)
- Open WhatsApp Web https://web.whatsapp.com on chrome browser
- You will see a QR code
- Select WtatsApp Web in your phone’s WhatsApp Menu
- Scan that QR code inside of WhatsApp in your mobile.
Wait a little to load your data
- All done !! now you are ready to go.
Unfortunately this is currently not available for iOS users due to ‘Apple platform limitations‘ as WhatsApp founder Jan Koum said, but the company have plans to bring the same experience to the iOS users too in the early future. According to reports, WhatsApp is planning to launch voice calling soon. The app is also working on a new Driving mode and Call via Skype feature.
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