In a move to reach users wherever they are, mobile instant messaging service Whatsapp has unveiled its web version, beginning with the Chrome web browsers and a posibility for extension later.
Now available for Whatsapp Android, Windows Phone,Nokia and BlackBerry users, the web client is an extension of Whatsapp on the phone and fetches messages from the phone to the computer.
The firm said due to limitations with the Apple platform, iOS users will not have access to this services.
For trials, the https://web.whatsapp.com on our Google Chrome browser asked us to scan a QR code inside our WhatsApp on mobile then the browser is paired with the phone and the browser reflects WhatsApp from the phone directly to the desktop.
Just recently, WhatsApp announced it had hit 700 million active users, up 600 million in August and the firm said every day the users send over 30 billion messages.
Launching on the web will give it more active users as most especially those who want bigger screens to share and watch their WhatsApp videos and pictures and listen to music as well. The version will also help the Facebook-owned firm to take on Viber, Line, Skype, Hangout, among others which already have desktop versions.