Good news if your workplace frowns upon mobile phone use (*bloodcurdling flashbacks to working in a call centre*).
The WhatsApp team has announced that you can now use WhatsApp on your browser, thanks to WhatsApp Web, meaning you can keep your phone safely in your pocket. Er, with a couple of conditions.
Yep, WhatsApp Web is now live, and while it’s an entirely free service (yay!), it's not quite available for everyone (boo!).
For starters, WhatsApp Web is only available for Android users, with “platform limitations” meaning there’s no love for iOS peeps. Ouch.
Continuing the Google theme, WhatsApp Web is only compatible with Google Chrome, so you can forget about it if you use one of, well, countless other browsers.
If you are down with both Android and Google Chrome, here’s how to set up WhatsApp Web:
“To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp client, simply open https://web.whatsapp.com in your Google Chrome browser. You will see a QR code --- scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to go. You have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client."
The guys add that your Android phone should remain connected to the internet in order for WhatsApp Web to function properly, and you should update to the latest version of the WhatsApp app, too.
And that's the end of that. Happy messaging!
via: WhatsApp Blog