The rumours were finally put to silence following the Whatsapp founder Jan Koum announcing on Facebook. He reported that the awesomely famous app has launched a web client were users will be able to send instant messages from the desktop version of Google chrome-How awesome is that? Jan also pointed out that the web is just an extension of the apps already familiar with. This practically means all the messages threads and interactions on web are also loaded live on your mobile device.

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Whatsapp, however, is still a mobile-fast company. This is also evident in its set up procedure where a QR code must be scanned using your mobile handset. Reports say that the web client works best with Android, Windows phone, BlackBerry and BlackBerry 10. The iOS users for now, cannot join the fun as yet. Koum added that for the web client to work, you have to install the latest whatsapp app version on your phone which ofcourse may not be available for every one for now. They installed the latest version of Whatsapp on an HTC one M8 running of Lollipop custom ROM and it was lacking the web menu for scanning the QR code that is necessary for initiating the connection between the app and the web client; this, however, runs smoothly on the available devices-with an exclusion of Apple devices of course. Other devices like the BlackBerry, the web works like clockwork as soon as the QR code is scanned.

More tests are being carried out as we speak, one thing we know for sure is that the web client works and there is seemingly no lag what so ever. So if you want to try it out, please don’t hesitate

Source: Engadget, Whatsapp web, Jan Koum- Facebook.

Remmy Bisimbeko