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WhatsApp Web Begins Rolling Out on iPhone

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WhatsApp has updated its website with instructions on how to access WhatsApp Web on iPhone, and the new settings appear to be rolling out for some users now. To access WhatsApp Web from iPhone, open the app, tap on Settings and a WhatsApp Web menu option should appear once live.

WhatsApp Web settings on iPhone (Image: Reddit)

WhatsApp Web connects to your iPhone to sync messages with your computer, allowing you to send and receive messages from your web browser and view conversations on both devices. The service is also available for Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and select Nokia smartphones.

WhatsApp Messenger [Direct Link] is free on the App Store for iPhone.

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Alex Moran

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Personally don't use whatsapp much and prefer iMessage. That might just be because I'm a fanboy though but I do believe it is better and simpler. Still this is excellent for those of you who use the service daily.
 
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xero9

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For anyone who has it working, what version of Whatsapp are you using? I had deleted it but reinstalled it after seeing this. On version 2.12.5 and does not work.

Wondering if it does require an update..
 
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Mindzi

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does it still require google chrome or does it now also work with safari?
 
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boabmatic

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Oct 13, 2011
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working for me in the UK .. whatsapp version 2.12.5 and my works Win7 machine/chrome browser... will check out my rmbp and safari when I get home.
 
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zorinlynx

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People need to switch to Telegram. WhatsApp is clunky garbage. Telegram has the most wonderful chatting experience I've ever seen in my entire life and I've been in this business for a long time.

REAL clients for all your platforms. None of this proxying through your phone bulls**t. And the group chats work really well.

Dump WhatsApp and tell your friends to do it too. Also, Facebook owns WhatsApp, it's only a matter of time before they kill it anyway and roll it into FB Messenger.
 
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tom.humphrey

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Jun 22, 2011
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Seems to be switched on server side slowly instead of an app update. I'm still waiting for it in the UK (info from reddit)
 
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empire01

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People need to switch to Telegram. WhatsApp is clunky garbage. Telegram has the most wonderful chatting experience I've ever seen in my entire life and I've been in this business for a long time.

REAL clients for all your platforms. None of this proxying through your phone bulls**t. And the group chats work really well.

Dump WhatsApp and tell your friends to do it too. Also, Facebook owns WhatsApp, it's only a matter of time before they kill it anyway and roll it into FB Messenger.
Tried Telegram, it is better but deleted since no one I know uses it.
 
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boabmatic

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working for me in the UK .. whatsapp version 2.12.5 and my works Win7 machine/chrome browser... will check out my rmbp and safari when I get home.

At work at the moment which goes though a US proxy which is probably why its working for me in the UK at the moment.
 
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boabmatic

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yip ... downloaded Telegram to check it out and only 1 other person is on it from my contacts so doubt I'll be using it that much.
 
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yaboyac29

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The only reason whatsapp is popular is because those silly android users are obsessed with using it. All my iPhone friends are "just text me" whereas androids users are quick to message me on whatsapp even tho I say "text me"

I only use it for group chats with non iOS users..
 
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