WhatsApp, now a Facebook company, has been in news this week for banning the users who were using third-party apps like WhatsApp Plus. The company has now announced WhatsApp Web, which brings your very own WhatsApp messenger on the web browser of your desktop/laptop.
WhatsApp Web is just a web client via the web browser which is an extension of your phone. The web browser will mirror your conversations and messages from your mobile device. This also means, you need to be online on WhatsApp from your mobile as well, in order to access WhatsApp Web.
In order to start WhatsApp Web, open your web browser (works only on Google Chrome) and open this link. There will be a QR code on the website, scan the code inside of WhatsApp and you’re ready to use it on the web. This completes the pairing of WhatsApp Web with the WhatsApp on your phone. Also, as we already said, you need to be connected to the internet on your phone in order for the web client to work.
WhatsApp Web will only work on the latest version of WhatsApp on your Android, Windows, BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10 and Nokia S60 mobile platforms. As it is a phased roll out, you may not be able to access it even after downloading the latest version of WhatsApp. So keep calm as it will show up any moment. WhatsApp Web won’t work for iOS users due to “Apple’s platform limitations” and that’s a bummer.
Voice calling feature on WhatsApp is also coming soon. The company has also added ‘End-To-End Encryption’ on its Android Platform. Indian users get “Free Lifetime Subscription” of WhatsApp.