Planning to use WhatsApp on an iPad with a browser and iPhone? Here’s how

Users can use WhatsApp on an iPad by making use of the web version, known as WhatsApp Web.

Planning to use WhatsApp on an iPad with a browser and iPhone? Here's how

Users can use WhatsApp on an iPad by making use of the web version of WhatsApp (Picture: Representational)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • You can use WhatsApp on your iPad via WhatsApp Web.
  • You will require an iPhone with an active WhatsApp account.
  • You cannot log out of WhatsApp on your iPad by simply closing the Safari tab.

Although WhatsApp has no version for the iPad, you can use the popular messaging app on your iPad through a web browser and your iPhone. For this, you will have to connect your iPhone to the internet.

Earlier, it was possible to directly install WhatsApp on the iPad, but the method has stopped working since the release of iOS 9.

Users will have to connect their WhatsApp-enabled iPhone to the iPad via Safari or Google Chrome. The process has certain limitations and one can only send messages and not make video or voice calls from the browser version. The process is simple and straightforward and it must not take more than 30 seconds for the setup.

Here’s how you can set up WhatsApp on an iPad:

Step 1:Open a new tab in a web browser like Safari or Google Chrome on your iPad. Then, go to web.whatsapp.com.

Step 2: The WhatsApp web interface will appear on the screen. Now, open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step 3: Go to the Settings option at the bottom right of your screen. Tap Desktop/WhatsApp Web.

Step 4: Take your phone in front of your iPad and scan the QR code displayed on the iPad screen. In case, the QR scan screen does not come up in an automatic manner, then tap Scan QR code.

Step 5: You can connect another device to WhatsApp after the scan is completed successfully. You can now see and respond to your WhatsApp messages on your iPad.

To log out of WhatsApp on your iPad, you will have to log out of all the devices and then again log back in on your phone.

You just need to tap ‘Log out from all devices’ on the desktop settings and then choose ‘Log out’ from the pop-up box. You cannot log out of WhatsApp on your iPad by simply closing the Safari tab.

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