WhatsApp finally gave in to popular demand and released an official web version — but it's not as simple as you think. Share this Comment: Needs your phone to be on and connected to the internet 23 Jan, 2015.
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The instant messaging service is finally joining the likes of Viber, Skype and Google Hangouts by adding web support alongside its existing smartphone apps.
For the web feature to work, you need to update WhatsApp on your phone to the latest version from the respective app store. Otherwise, both versions of WhatsApp operate exactly the same and let you send pictures, text, files, and more.
What functions does WhatsApp Web offer? The first thing you need to run the WhatsApp client is to have the Google Chrome web browser running on your desktop or laptop.
WhatsApp Web mirrors the functions of the phone app in your browser window. Tech and Gadgets. The Apple Watch could finally get an obvious missing feature — but not until 2020. Rather than making a desktop app, WhatsApp Web is simply a web client, so everything is still managed by your phone, but mirrored on your desktop.
ET NOW. You can then send messages in exactly the same way as you would normally through you browser - those messages are synced with your phone, so both appear the same. Behind the scenes of Instagram: If you don't have the mobile app, you'll need to download it before setting up WhatsApp to use on your computer.
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