Whatsapp Launches Web Client for Messaging

After months of speculation, Whatsapp has finally launched a web client for its popular messaging app. The web client will be available for Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry users. iOS is a notable absentee and the Whatsapp states that the omission is due to Apple’s platform limitations.

The web client will simply work as an extension of the app on your phone. It will mirror all conversations, giving you the ability to use Whatsapp on your desktops and laptops through Google Chrome browser. Here’s how it works.

Simply go here from Google Chrome and scan the QR code you see from Whatsapp on your smartphone. That’s pretty much it! Keep in mind you’ll need the latest version of Whatsapp for this to work, the update should roll out globally very soon so keep an eye out.

It might be obvious but you need to stay connected to the internet for the web client to work.

Talal is a Director and the Editor in Chief at ProPakistani.


  • Bilal Iqbal

    A desktop program lik viber with video calling… it will Kill every thing….

  • Ghulam.e.Ahmed

    a good news… will try it :)

  • also need enable gif images

  • Rex Major

    Not limited to Google Chrome. I used it on Opera.

    • saqlain

      i am not able to scan QR code from whats app….

  • DJ

    from whatsapp where how to scan QR code is it built in Whatsapp or i have to install 3rd party app to Scan QR Code

    Edit: Looks like Play store dont have updated version of Whatsapp.

    • Suleman Hasib

      I just updated it. Check again!

      • DJ

        still no update can you confirm version of your whatsapp

        • Suleman Hasib

          2.11.498

        • Suleman Hasib

          HAHAHA

    • Rehmat Ali

      Just go to Google Play Store and Update the application.

    • Azi

      there is updated one just added today

    • Chaudhry Khalid

      open whatsapp , open menu botten & go to Whatsapp web optin.. nd scan the code

  • Chaudhry Khalid

    any news about Voice Call feature ?

  • Suleman Hasib

    Hell Yeah!!!

  • Rehmat Ali

    Whats new in it for me, acha tu ye hota k aik dafa code scan kiya or ab ap mobile ka data/wifi off kar detay and u keep using it in office :)

    • PeeDroid MiNi L100

      Bhai Bura Na Manana, Kahi Apne Booti To Nahi Pee Hui??

      • Rehmat Ali

        peee hoi hay bhi.

    • Suleman Hasib

      Although having whatsapp on PC is good feature!!!

      But seriously we have to keep phone connected!!!
      Honestly it would have been a whole lot better if this s**t wasn’t there.

      • Rehmat Ali

        G bhi, I have same point of view. Once we have scanned the code, Whatsapp should use computer internet to connect and should not relay on Cellphone connection.

        • Suleman Hasib

          It uses computer internet connection but in order to synchronize, it needs to connect to our phone as well.

          It’s just like having a TV Remote Control(with built in tv screen in remote) yet watching the TV! :-P

          • Rehmat Ali

            Good Example.

        • Danish

          Moreover if that had been a case then what’s a difference between a vypress chat or Whatsapp web client ;)

    • Kamran Khan Mohmand

      i do agree with you, mobile data on hi rkhna tha to pher web se q use karen?

  • Muhammad Ashraf

    i love this new feature

  • rehan azeem

    without iPhone, how come… What Americans will do ?

  • good but i am waiting for whatsapp in Windows8 store…

  • Azi

    Only google chrome :(

  • abobobilly

    I have been using it since yesterday. While its a commendable idea, and is in very early stage … its actually an ‘extension’ of the PhoneApp, instead of a Standalone Web Service. This isn’t very good if you ask me.

    • Navy

      Idea is bit old. Mighty text sync my cell SMS

      • abobobilly

        WhatsApp is internet messaging, not SMS.

        • Videovertex

          Example di hai us ne example.

  • Videovertex

    Its just a matter of big screen. Nothing else.
    Key fayda??

  • Muhammad Әmran Hayder

    Great