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WhatsApp officially launched the web version of messenger for iPhone

The company WhatsApp, as expected, officially launched the long-awaited desktop version of its eponymous iOS client. Technology is now working as an extension in Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, available for owners of smartphones iPhone.

The web version of WhatsApp appeared at the beginning of the year. To log in to the web interface go to: <url> on the computer and scan the displayed QR code with the camera of a mobile phone running WhatsApp on your phone and going into the settings app.

To use the service in full will not work if the user is working with Edge browser, Internet Explorer or Safari. The program will write: “to use all the features of WhatsApp Web, such as capturing images and recording voice messages, we recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Opera”. When trying to pass on the link, the screen will be prompted to download alternative browsers.

Prior to that, iOS users could use the web interface of WhatsApp only if you have jailbreak. “Out of the box” verification worked on Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Nokia S60.

The web version uses the iPhone not only to confirm the number. It determines the battery level on the phone and if the battery went flat, browser-based version becomes unavailable, what the user advance warning.

In addition, the user will not be able to correspond to the web version of WhatsApp, if its a smartphone with the installed application WhatsApp is not connected to the Internet. That is, if the mobile Internet connection is lost, then it disappears and the ability to use the web version.

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