If you’re like us here, you’ve wished too many times for a dekstop based WhatsApp. It makes life so much easier for those that spend their day at a desk. Or just those that need to do a lot of WhatsApp stuff like administering groups.
So yes, it’s here. WhatsApp made the announcement on their blog earlier today. The desktopversion is actually a web version and not an actual desktop native application. To access it WhatsApp sort of recommends that you use Google Chrome. You can find the app and connect your browser here: web.whatsapp.com.
We haven’t yet been able to make it work here at the office apparently something to do with version. We have managed to get it working. You will need the latest version and and get inside WhatsApp itself on your phone, go to settings, and the scan the QR code on web.WhatsApp.com. But as soon as we do, we’ll let you know what the experience is like. If you manage to connect before us, please post your screenshots in the comments below!
In the mean time, we’re super excited to be going back to the days when Gtalk was the cool thing, except this time the app is on every device and it’s used by everyone we know!
Here’s the full announcement:
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 openhttps://web.whatsapp.com 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.
We really hope you find web client useful in your everyday lives.