The bane and best part of our existence is WhatsApp groups, and owing to politics and estranged love affairs, there’s so many to keep up with, especially during working hours. How many of us have turned our notifications off, only to check WhatsApp at 234 unread messages.
If you’ve nodded your way through our introduction, there’s light at the end of the unread messages tunnel. WhatsApp has now been made available on your web browsers for the first time. The firm’s CEO, Jan Koum, made the announcement on his Facebook page, and it reads:
“Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser. Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device – this means all of your messages still live on your phone.
To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp client, simply open this in your Google Chrome browser. You will see a QR code — scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to go. You have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client. Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone.”
iOS users, you’ll have to wait for this one, but in the meantime you can knock yourself out with iMessages. And turn those notifications on, since now, you might miss a beat.