WhatsApp slides onto the desktop as a web application

Facebook-owned WhatsApp now has a web app on the desktop, finally.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Jan 21 2015 11:36 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

WhatsApp users will be happy with the news that the Facebook-owned messaging giant has finally released a web-based client. The 700 million people that use the application might find this very, very handy.

WhatsApp slides onto the desktop as a web application | TweakTown.com

The web-based version of WhatsApp isn't a dedicated piece of software you download, but that's OK. To get it, you can visit the WhatsApp Web page using Google Chrome as your web browser, and scan the QR code with the WhatsApp application on your smartphone to log in. It's definitely different to require this procedure to log in, as the web client is still using your phone number for its SMS verification, exactly as the WhatsApp app does.

What this means is that the web-based client on your desktop will still keep your messages on your phone, so you'll need your smartphone connected to the Internet during your web session of WhatsApp. This sounds like a hassle, but let's face it, when isn't your smartphone connected to the Internet? Especially to the 700 million strong crowd of WhatsApp users?

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