As a smartphone app, WhatsApp messages are mainly exchanged between iPhone and Android phones, but WhatsApp is known to be developing an iPad app that will increase the number of active devices on the chat platform.
While the iPad app isn’t launched yet, it’s actually possible to use WhatsApp on iPad across the web without having the iPhone connected to your account connected to the internet. Keep reading to learn how it works.
WhatsApp on iPad
Previously, the WhatsApp mobile app was required to authenticate a user account on another device, such as a computer, and used a QR code to associate a user account with a web browser. While this initial link is still required, the connected phone that has WhatsApp on it is no longer required once the link is created, which means you can continue to use WhatsApp on the iPad without the need for your smartphone.
The following steps show you how to link your WhatsApp account to the iPad using the service’s new multi-device support, which is currently in beta.
- launch The WhatsApp on your iPhone.
- Choose Settings -> Associated Devices.
- handle Multi-device betathen press the blue button Join Beta button.
- handle behind and choose connect device in the previous screen.
- On iPad, open Safari or another web browser and go to web.whatsapp.com, then scan the QR code that appears with your iPhone.
After following these steps, your device will be linked to your WhatsApp account, and you will be able to access WhatsApp on iPad to send and receive messages and view chat threads, without having to rely on your phone’s internet connection.
Keep in mind that it is currently not possible to delete WhatsApp messages or chat threads from iPad. It’s also worth noting that you won’t receive new message notifications on your iPad when you’re not using the web app. On the plus side, personal calls and messages remain end-to-end encrypted across devices.
If you don’t use your iPhone for more than 14 days, your iPad will be disconnected. Finally, since the feature is still in beta, WhatsApp warns that its performance and quality of service may be affected, although fortunately, users can leave the beta version at any time.