After a long time the most popular messenger, WhatsApp launched its first Web based chat client today. It is one of the most-requested features. Rumors of it coming soon started appearing yesterday when screenshots of the latest WhatsApp app leaked showing an interface for logging into the web app, and now we have an idea of how that interface is used. With the quick scan of a QR code in-browser, you can start chatting with your WhatsApp friends from the desktop.
To log into the service, head over to the Android, Windows Phone, or Blackberry version of the mobile app and navigate to the “WhatsApp Web” screen. From there, you’ll need to scan a QR code that’s on the newly-launched web page. As of right now, the iOS app isn’t compatible with the web client, and the browser-based chat service only works with Google Chrome. WhatsApp says that support for more browsers is “coming soon.”
It’s not yet clear whether or not the launch of this web app is related to recent drama that has gone down over the last couple of days with the developers of WhatsApp third-party chat clients, although the timing is suspicious. The company started banning users of these apps for 24 hours yesterday and then finally sent a cease and desist letter to the most popular app—WhatsApp+—which has effectively shut it down.
|QR code to Login Web Based WhatsApp|