WhatsApp launches desktop messaging option

Users who access WhatsApp on Apple devices will not be able to use the desktop client

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WhatsApp launches desktop messaging option The web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  January 22, 2015

Messaging platform WhatsApp has announced the service will now be available via web browsers.

However, in a blog post announcing the feature, the company said that the desktop messaging option is not available to users who access the app on Apple devices.

"Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser. 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." The blog said.

"Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone. Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations." It added.

Last February, Facebook paid nearly $19bn to buy WhatsApp, which recently reported that it had around 700m mobile users. The acquisition was completed in October.

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