About a month back, there were rumors that the Facebook-owned and very popular messenger service WhatsApp would soon be available on your computer via the web. Well, the folks at Whatsapp have pulled it off.
The new web client is an extension of the data from your phone, displayed in a Google Chrome page. It’s simple to set up, and as long as your phone has a data connection you’ll be able to send and receive messages via the Whatsapp service right from your PC.
To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp, simply open https://web.whatsapp.com 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 the WhatsApp web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone.
Unfortunately for now, WhatsApp will not be able to provide this web client to their iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.
WhatsApp states that WhatsApp Web will be coming to more web browsers soon.