WhatsApp’s web client is now officially available for iPhone, and now iOS users no longer need to jailbreak their phone to get access to this feature.
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WhatsApp web client remained one of the most awaited features until it finally arrived earlier this year. Your favorite IM app launched its Web Client feature in January, meaning that you will now be able to chat or communicate with your contacts directly from your desktop. In this article, you will find more about this news and how to set up the feature and use it.
The web client for WhatsApp still remains to be a feature that’s supported on the Android. But, if you have an iPhone that is jailbroken, then this new jailbreak tweak that we’re going to talk about would help you access the web client service of the app.
The web client feature of WhatsApp is truly an expedient way of letting users communicate with their friends and contacts right from the comfort of their PC, along with the support for sharing of pictures, videos and audios. The thing that makes it even better is the convenience of setting up the service in your web browser, plus on the spot alerts for notifications as soon as messages are received on your phone.
The jailbreak tweak for iPhone that we were going to talk about is called “WhatsApp Web Enabler” which, as can be guessed from the name, enables the WhatsApp web client service on iOS platforms. But how does the tweak works?
Having installed the tweak, you would be able to see the “WhatsApp Web” button or option added in the “Settings” section of your favorite mobile chat service. The trick is fairly simple onwards: after tapping the “WhatsApp Web” button in the app, as seen on BB 10 or Android, you will have to go over to web.whatsapp.com URL and afterwards scan the QR code shown on the webpage.
Developers have included the option for enabling or disabling the tweak from the Settings menu in your iPhone, and have also updated the tweak in order to include some bug fixes which were causing trouble to some users in its first release.
Ultimately, official support for WhatsApp web client will reach iOS, but it seems that the tech giant Apple, which has always remained concerned regarding security issues in almost every implementation of any new service, is taking its time to deeply look into this.
The WhatsApp Web Enabler tweak is available for free from the BigBoss storehouse in Cydia. The jailbreak tweak supports iOS 4 to iOs 8.x on iPhone.
Cutting it short, basically the WhatsApp web client is a mirror or a reflection of your WhatsApp app, with minor changes to the user interface. We have summarized how the WhatsApp Web Client will run and work in the following steps:
Step 1: Make sure that you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on your iPhone.
Step 2: Go to web.whatsapp.com website and there you’ll find a QR code which you’ll need to scan.
Step 3: The website also mentions where you can access the WhatsApp Web option on your phone. Simply tap that option on your WhatApp app to launch the QR code scanner.
Step 4: Scan the code and that’s it! WhatsApp Web would launch in a couple of seconds on your computer.