WhatsApp launched the ability to use its popular messaging app in a web browser in January but iPhone owners were left out in the cold as the feature wasn’t available to iOS users. This has finally changed.
I was a big fan of WhatsApp’s web client back when I used an Android handset as my main phone. It was extremely convenient to chat with friends and share URLs with them on my PC. I was hooked. Having upgraded to the Apple iPhone 6 a month ago, I was having WhatsApp web client withdrawals. Android, Windows Phone and even BlackBerry were supported, but not iOS. Sadness.
Thankfully, WhatsApp has finally brought out web browser support for iOS, 9 to 5 Mac reports. If you have an iPhone and want to use this feature, all you have to do is go to WhatsApp’s web app page through a Chrome, Firefox or Opera browser.
You will see a QR code. Make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone and then go to Settings and select WhatsApp Web. You’ll be given an option to scan the QR code in your chosen browser – scan it. Once that’s done, you’re ready to use WhatsApp on your computer. You’ll retain all your conversation history and chats will be synced across devices.
You handset will need to have an internet connection to be able to use the web browser WhatsApp. It also looks like WhatsApp is gradually rolling out its update for the iOS version of its app so some users may have to be patient and wait before being able to use the app in a browser.
[Via 9 to 5 Mac ]