WhatsApp arrives on the Web, but not for iPhone

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WhatsApp Web allows you to use your computer to send and receive messages through your WhatsApp account. However, for now the web client simply acts as a phone extension for Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, or Nokia. Those who have an iPhone cannot yet use WhatsApp Web 'due to limitations of Apple's platform'.

The Web interface that has been rumored in recent weeks as coming to WhatsApp is now officially available. As you might imagine, this service called WhatsApp Web allows you to use your computer to send and receive messages through your WhatsApp account. However, for now the web client simply acts as an extension of your phone.

Thus, all the messages are actually on the laptop, they can be managed comfortably but you are required to pair your smartphone with the PC while using Whatsapp on the web. It is therefore necessary that your phone is connected to the Internet while you are using WhatsApp Web on your computer.

To access the new feature, you must have the latest version of WhatsApp for the platform installed on your mobile device. At this point, you need to go to this address from your computer (https://web.whatsapp.com/) where a QR code appears to be framed with your phone's camera. WhatsApp says you should use Chrome. Other browsers may work, but to be 100% sure that everything works properly you need to proceed with Google's Chrome for now.

The next step involves associating the WhatsApp account on your phone with your computer. For this, simply scan the QR code within WhatsApp on your smartphone. This is possible through the new menu option, labeled WhatsApp Web. If you don't have this option in your mobile device app yet, then either you are not running the latest version of the app or the company has not enabled the new feature for the account.

WhatsApp Web is currently made available to those using the mobile app on an Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, or Nokia S60 smartphone. Unfortunately it is not yet compatible with iOS, so Whatsapp web cannot be used with the Apple iPhone. WhatsApp says it can't currently activate the web client for people using iOS "due to Apple's platform limitations."

Published: 2015-01-22From: Redazione

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