iPhone Users Can Now Use WhatsApp For Web

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  • Posted: August 22, 2015 at 1:47 pm

This year WhatsApp made it possible for users to access it on PCs since not all the phones can support the social network platform. WhatsApp is being used by many people around the globe including the old who misuse the WhatsApp smileys.

WhatsApp has finally launched iOS compatible web version for its messaging App. Apple devices are always considered complicated and classy but they were left out when Android, Windows and Nokia users were able to download the App. This week the Facebook-owned firm finally sorted out the issue and let iOS users to download and use WhatsApp. If you are using iOS, first update your app and confirm that WhatsApp Web appears in the app’s Settings. Next, visit web.whatsapp.com on your PC browser, tap on WhatsApp Web in the iPhone app and scan the QR code showing on your PC screen.

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Then it will automatically sync your handset with your PC so you can start using the service on you screen. Note that the Web version does not work solo, it works only via your smartphone, so your handset will need to be connected to the Internet for the service to function effectively.

Back in February 2014 Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19billion. The platform does not generate revenue but Mark Zuckerberg is not in a hurry since he wants to first build up the service’s user base to at least a billion before considering monetizing it. WhatsApp currently charges $1 after a years use but it’s free to download and doesn’t have any ads. Reports Digital Trends.

WhatsApp is attracting many people because of its friendly responsive nature and it’s easy to use. I think before the end of this year it will hit a billion users and the owners will start monetizing it through various schemes and ads. Personally, I like the App because I don’t get to give my personal information since I can only upload a photo and write a status which is optional. The App also gives me a chance to see how my phone book friends look like or if I get a strange call I can just view the stranger’s contact on WhatsApp and have an idea how the stranger looks like.

If you don’t reply texts and you have impatient friends, never download WhatsApp because the blue ticks will sell you out.

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Erick Vateta
Tech Editor at Kachwanya.com
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Erick Vateta is a lawyer by training, poet, script and creative writer by talent, a model, and tech enthusiast. He covers International tech trends, data security and cyber attacks.
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