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WhatsApp Web for Microsoft Edge Browser: First Glimpse, Features, and More

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The popular instant messaging app WhatsApp, running on a wide variety platforms has quite recently launched its newest version that allows its users to use WhatsApp without having to pick up the mobile device.

Initially, WhatsApp was restricted to certain platforms such as Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera; however, now this web app is soon going to support Microsoft Edge, a newly launched powerful browser on Windows 10.

One of the most favorite instant messaging app WhatsApp web extension allows you to receive and send text or multimedia messages in Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari as long as you are using WhatsApp on your Windows or Android phone.

If you are using Chrome, Internet Explorer or Microsoft’s brand new browser Edge in Windows 10, you are running out of luck. This is because a Microsoft system manager has revealed that the company is now working to bring WhatsApp support to Edge.

Therefore, WhatsApp web extension is not compatible with Microsoft Edge browser for the time being. Though, it can be accessed in Opera, Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome. According to reports of Windows insider, it is hoped that WhatsApp web for Edge Browser will soon be available as an OS update. However, no specific time has been mentioned for the launch of this service. Similarly, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) does not support WhatsApp web. Therefore, those on Windows can access WhatsApp on their desktops through other browsers.

Here you will get some useful tips on how to activate WhatsApp web on Edge browser — follow these simple steps accordingly:

To enable WhatsApp web on Microsoft Edge, you don’t need to download any third-party app. Already many are using the Edge browser as their primary search engine. Therefore, it is beneficial to know how to enable WhatsApp web on edge browser.

Step 1: The first step is open WhatsApp web on Microsoft Edge browser. Naturally, when we open WhatsApp on Opera, Safari or Chrome, we can directly navigate into QR scanning code. However, in the Edge browser, you cannot find this QR code.

Step 2: To access WhatsApp web on Edge browser, we need to make few adjustments such as — go to developer tool or click on F12. You can find the Edge browser requesting you to enable WhatsApp.

Step 3 Click on Emulation Tab in F12 developer tools.

Step 4: In this Edge Browser, you will get an option to change User Agent String, which you will get under Mode option.

Step 5: After getting the option User Agent String under mode option, change it from Microsoft Edge to Opera/ Chrome/Mozilla Firefox. You will get these options at drop down menu and can choose according to your preference.

Step 6: Now again go back to the first tab where you tried to open WhatsApp web on Microsoft Edge browser and refresh the tab. After that, you will get QR code scanning step as usual.

By following these steps, you can use WhatsApp web on Windows 10. However, it has not been officially released for Edge browser. Till then, you can enjoy WhatsApp web with these few tricks and tips. Microsoft claims that this OS platform is going to be the most secure Windows ever. This new addition to Windows will be offered on a range of devices such as Tablets, PCs, Xbox one, HoloLens and much more. This feature has opened new doors for better user experience on Windows 10. With WhatsApp making it into your browser, voice and video calls can now be made quite easily. So, what are you waiting for? Download this web app today and enjoy innumerable features.