whatsapp web

WhatsApp now offers messaging on the web

Maybe we should call it WhatsWeb?

WhatsApp finally introduced the option to use its messaging service on your web browser, though it is somewhat limited. It only works with Google Chrome and it doesn’t work yet with iOS devices due to “Apple platform limitations.”

To take advantage of the option, WhatsApp users must open up this Google Chrome extension and then scan the QR code (yeah, we know, groan) to pair your device with the web client. As a further limitation, WhatsApp’s web chat only works as long as your phone remains connected to the Internet. However, as with other texting workarounds, having WhatsApp on the desktop might turn out to be useful after you’ve jumped through these various hoops.

WhatsApp desktop app and WhatsApp Web are computer based extensions of the WhatsApp account on your phone. The messages you send and receive are fully synced between your phone and your computer, and you can see all messages on both devices. Any action you take on the phone will apply to WhatsApp on your computer and vice versa.

You can get notifications for new messages when using WhatsApp Web. Notifications appear on the right side of your computer’s desktop.