You Can Now Use WhatsApp In Google Chrome, Here's How

Facebook-owned WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging app with more than 700 million monthly active users, can now be used in a web browser. As first noted by Dutch website, the WhatsApp web app can be accessed
To access the web client, it’s all about going to a specific web address using Google Chrome, capture the QR Code presented there within the WhatsApp on your mobile device, and that will successfully link the web-based version to your mobile variant. Interestingly enough, WhatsApp also notes that the mobile phone needs to stay connected to the Internet for the web-based web client to keep working.

Of course, they also suggest having the latest version of WhatsApp installed on the phone, too. They also note that, “due to platform limitations,” the web client for WhatsApp will not be available for iOS users.
“To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp client, simply open in your Google Chrome browser. You will see a QR code — scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to go. You have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client. Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone. Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.“
Also, your phone needs to stay connected to the Internet for the web client to work. To stay signed in on the computer, tick the “Keep me signed in checkbox.”

What do you think of the way WhatsApp has implemented their web client? Better than nothing?

The ability to use WhatsApp in a browser, while working on a desktop, is a cool addition. I use Messages on my Mac with Text Message Forwarding set up on my iPhone to read and reply to both SMS and iMessages.



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