When WhatsApp launched it web version for Android users eight months ago, iOS users were left high and dry! But not anymore, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has finally announced that its WhatsApp for Web will work for iOS and with Safari on the Mac.
iPhone users can finally sync their accounts and chats online to WhatsApp web when the update rolls out since the platform limitations no longer apply. With this WhatsApp Web now supports, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Nokia S40 and S60, and BlackBerry.
To get it on your iPhone, simply go to the WhatsApp Web website, web.whatsapp.com, and scan the QR code on the site via the mobile app. Or if you had tried it once before, update the app, go to your Settings and check for “WhatsApp Web.” Your phone, of course, has to be connected to the internet for it to work. Once it is activated, you will be able to access a host of new features like:
- Muting individual chats
- Marking a conversation read/unread
- Backing up videos
- Sharing Location
- Auto loading of older chats and messages
- Enhanced VoiceOver support
In the browser version users will be able to edit their profile photo and status message. Changes to UI have improved the overall experience while Settings will now display overflow for chats (you can delete or archive them) while archiving, muting and exiting of group chats has also been enabled. New emojis are also available in this version update and you can even change the emoji colour by single tapping and holding the emoji icon. Users can also select multiple messages in chat to delete or forward them, enable/disable sound and vibration for in-app notifications, and set ringtone for WhatsApp calls.
So go on and check if WhatsApp for Web has arrived on your iPhone yet and happy chatting!