WhatsApp Messaging Service Coming To The Web

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It appears that the hugely popular WhatsApp mobile instant messaging service is going to be made available via the web, if the just launched web sign-in page is to be believed.

The service had in excess of 500 million users back in April 2014 but after being bought by Facebook in February 2014 there was much speculation as to the future of the service.

Still going strong today, the service is about to expand onto its next platform – the web. Login page https://web.whatsapp.com/ is live with a  QR code to login from your existing WhatsApp connected mobile. This is not yet currently working but expect it to go live soon.

WhatsApp Messaging Service Coming To The Web

A long standing complaint about WhatsApp was the lack of a PC client for seamless messaging from your computer, with this web enabled version WhatsApp will resolve all these problems, cross-platform, in one fell swoop.

Based on the icons above the web service can be linked to phones running Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry, but crucially not iOS – at least not at launch. The official WhatsApp blog confirms this situation with the comment: “Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.”

This post was written by Rob Gordon, an IT geek, gadget lover and blogger. Rob has been using the internets since 1994 when the only streaming video was that coffee pot in Cambridge (rip).... Follow Rob on Twitter - @robgordon - about.me/robgordonuk