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Good news! WhatsApp web will soon be available for iPhone users

The web version shows instructions on how to connect with your iPhone, but the iOS app has yet to follow suit.

A FEW MONTHS after it launched for Android and Windows Phone users, iPhone owners will soon be able to send and receive WhatsApp messages through its web client.

Visiting WhatsApp Web will present you with instructions on how to access the service through your iPhone. The update allowing this functionality hasn’t been released yet but its inclusion on the site suggests it’s only a matter of time.

The addition was originally spotted on Reddit and appears as its own section on the app’s settings. To access it, you must open up both the app and the desktop app and use your phone to scan the QR code that appears.

Whatsapp web On WhatsApp Web, instructions for iOS are now appearing alongside Android's. Source: WhatsApp

WhatsApp web was originally launched in January and supported Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and Nokia S60 and S40 devices.

At the time, its CEO and founder Jan Koum said it wasn’t able to include iOS devices because of “Apple’s platform limitations.”

Back in April, WhatsApp announced it had more than 800 million active users on the service, adding another 100 million users in the first four months alone.

It also launched voice calling around the same time, a feature Koum originally announced back in 2014, shortly after Facebook purchased it.

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