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WhatsApp gets itself a web version, but iPhone owners won't be able to use it
The CEO of WhatsApp said that “Apple’s platform limitations” was the reason why no iOS version is available.

WHATSAPP HAS DECIDED to go from mobile to desktop by launching a web version of its popular service.

The website, which went live recently, is only accessible via QR code. The latest update to WhatsApp now has a web version option which will allow you to scan it.

Those on iOS are out of luck for now, however, as the service is only available to those on Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry. You also need to use Chrome on desktop to properly access it.

WhatsApp CEO and founder Jan Koum said that it wasn’t able to provide the web client to iOS users due to “Apple’s platform limitations.”

Once you access it, the web version mirrors all of your conversations and messages from your mobile device to the desktop. Your phone must still be connected to the internet for the service to work

WhatsApp web version WhatsApp What you will be greeted with when you load up WhatsApp's web verison. WhatsApp

WhatsApp recently announced it has more than 700 million monthly active users, and sees more than 30 billion messages sent every day. The company is also working on a voice call feature which is said to arrive in the first quarter of this year.

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