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WhatsApp Web Client Release Allows You to Chat From Your Browser

by Todd Haselton | January 21, 2015January 21, 2015 12:00 pm PDT

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp is available across a variety of mobile operating systems but, until today, there still wasn’t an easy and unified way to experience it from the desktop. WhatsApp just solved part of that problem with a new client called “WhatsApp Web.”

Interested WhatsApp users simply need to open Chrome and navigate to web.whatsapp.com to get started. On the site, you’ll see a QR code that you’ll scan using a BlackBerry, Android, Symbian or Windows Phone device. WhatsApp says that it doesn’t work for iOS users right now “due to Apple platform limitations.” So long as you’re connected to the Internet from your phone, however, you’ll be able to chat from the Web interface. Everything is saved directly on your phone; this is basically just a mirror representation of what’s happening on your device.

Hit the source to give the new interface a whirl, just be sure to update to the latest version of WhatsApp first.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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