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WhatsApp Launches Web-Based Client –– No Love For iPhone Though

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WhatsApp Launches Web-Based Client –– No Love For iPhone Though

You can now get right of entry to and answer for your WhatsApp messages on a PC, as long as you don’t use an iPhone that may be

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WhatsApp is the arena’s most well liked IM consumer with greater than 600 million lively customers. Up to now WhatsApp used to be handiest to be had on cellular units. But this week noticed the Facebook-owned corporate free up a internet browser-primarily based extension with a purpose to permit customers to get right of entry to, learn and reply to messages from the relaxation in their laptops and PCs. 

There is a capture, although: no fortify for Apple’s iPhone –– any of them. Ditto for iPad. The explanation why? Limitations inside of iOS save you this type of carrier, which more or less sucks. But, howdy, no less than you've gotten Hand Off on iOS and OS Y Yosemite. 

"Today, for the primary time, tens of millions of you are going to be capable of use WhatsApp for your internet browser," WhatsApp stated in its weblog. "Your telephone wishes to stick hooked up to the web for our internet consumer to paintings, and please be sure you set up the recent model of WhatsApp in your telephone.”

To attach the internet browser to WhatsApp consumer, customers want to open 'web.Whatsapp.Com' in Google Chrome browser and test the QR code inside WhatsApp.

"WhatsApp's internet interface handiest helps Google Chrome," reports The Times of India. "So for those who use Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer, you are out of good fortune. S choice of IT environments prohibit using programs now not authorized by way of admins. If you are a part of one and can not use Chrome, you'll be able to now not be capable of use WhatsApp for internet. WhatsApp's justification is that Chrome's push generation is best." 

WhatsApp for Browser lately helps Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10. There’s no phrase on while the function will –– if in any respect –– come to Apple’s iOS platform

Our recommendation? Don’t cling your breath. Apple locks down iOS tighter than, smartly, some other cellular platform in the market. The corporate additionally almost definitely takes a dim view of WhatsApp too, seeing because it competes in an instant with iMessage for iPhone and iPad. 

No doubt the ones will jailbroken iPhones will be capable of discover a workaround. For everyone else despite the fact that it's Hand Off or not anything. 

Richard Goodwin 16:19, 22 Jan 2015
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