WhatsApp has announced in a tweet that its web application now supports the Firefox and Opera browsers. It had also initiated the much-requested web app last month, to allow users to send and receive messages through desktops. The service is currently available across all major mobile platforms i.e. Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices, except for iOS. This is because of Apple’s platform limitations.
In order to access the service through your desktops, you are required to open web.whatsapp.com and scan the QR code through the new “WhatsApp web” option within the app to pair it with the web client. Please note that this web client will just be displaying all conversations and messages from its mobile app, which implies that all the messages will continue to remain primarily on the user’s mobile phone. Your phone must have an active Internet connection for the web client to work.
Earlier this month, WhatsApp tested out another much-requested feature, voice calling on an invite-basis to few users. However, no official announcement on company’s behalf has been made about the feature or regarding its release on Google Play either.
The famous service hit 70 million monthly active users in India earlier in November. India is also its current largest market that had claimed to have 600 million monthly active users worldwide as of August last year.