WhatsApp for Desktop Download Now Available Here
You can now download WhatsApp for desktop after Facebook-has announced the release of WhatsApp for desktop. It is expected that WhatsApp for Mac will be releasing sometime in the near future. WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging app with more than 700 million monthly active users. It was first noted by Dutch website Droidapp.nl, the WhatsApp web app can be accessed at web.whatsapp.com.
Currently you can use WhatsApp on Windows PCs and Android devices, but not in mobile or desktop Safari as WhatsApp for Mac will not work. But you can get WhatsApp for Mac OS X to work if you use a Google Chrome browser, but not on iPhones and iPads running Chrome. Recommended: How to Backup WhatsApp Messages & Photos
To be able to use WhatsApp on desktop you need to be signed in by using the “Keep me signed in checkbox.” Suggested: How to change the phone number linked to your WhatsApp account
When you first access web.whatsapp.com using Google Chrome, you’re presented with a QR that you must scan inside WhatsApp for Android, Windows Phone or Blackberry to log in.
Which brings me to the biggest issue: support for QR scanning in the iPhone edition of WhatsApp will be added later so unless you have an Android/BlackBerry/Windows Phone device, you won’t be able to log in to the web app.
“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,” WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum clarified in a Facebook post.
On the downside, chances of WhatsApp web app running on iOS devices anytime soon are slim, to say the least. “Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations,” cautioned the CEO.
Another cool thing that you may want to know is sometimes you many want to know if other WhatsApp users have read group messages has by all or specific people in the group message. You can learn how to do this here.