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WhatsApp launches Web client

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 24 Jan 2015 5:47 User comments (1)

WhatsApp launches Web client

WhatsApp has launched their first web client, allowing desktop and mobile users to use the cross-platform messaging service directly from their Web browser.
Reads the company's post:

"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.

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."

The service has 700 million users, and is now owned by Facebook. The limitations on Apple users is certainly a bummer, but can hopefully be lifted in the future.


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1 user comment

12.2.2015 23:30

What a crock of crap !! If Viber can support ALL platforms and keep everything in synch why can't WhatsApp? In fact I have even managed to get the system working through a phone number on an old NON-SMART phone. Messaging is not a problem even with crappy connectivity. Audio chats are good even on half way decent connection ! In fact I could be sending messages from my desktop while my phone may be 500 miles away and would remain fully synched.

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