WhatsApp has finally launched the web version of its messaging service. The company announced the new addition on its blog saying that millions of WhatsApp users will now be able to use the web to use WhatsApp.
WhatsApp Web version can be accessed at web.whatsapp.com. When you visit the link, you’ll be prompted to scan a QR code using your mobile’s WhatsApp application. The latest version, which is required to use WhatsApp Web, has a dedicated WhatsApp Web menu where you need to go in order to scan the code. The instructions on where to find WhatsApp Web are given at the bottom of the web page.
As of now, WhatsApp Web is only available for Android, Windows and BlackBerry users. iOS users will soon start receiving the service. There are two more catches with the new service. One is that your phone needs to stay connected with the internet while you use WhatsApp on the web. The system basically mirrors the conversation on your smartphone onto your browser, so your phone needs to be able to communicate with WhatsApp servers as long as you are using WhatsApp Web.
Another catch is that you need to use Google Chrome web browser in order to use WhatsApp Web service right now. Other web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari won’t work with WhatsApp Web just yet.
Do you think WhatsApp Web is going to be useful for you? Or do you think you won’t be using the web version of WhatsApp that much? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
This article also appears on Android Kothon Bangla.