WhatsApp released a web client last month to give users the convenience of messaging from mobile as well as PC. But the messaging service limited the support for WhatsApp Web to Google Chrome browser. Those who lacked Google's popular internet browser were unable to use the new service but that's changing now. WhatsApp announced support for two additional browsers, Opera and Firefox, to carry out conversations between users on a PC.
In a brief tweet on Thursday, the renowned messaging company announced WhatsApp users can access its web client using Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers just like using it on Google Chrome. The process of using WhatsApp Web remains unchanged as users must scan the QR code to bridge the connection between your phone and the PC.
— WhatsApp Inc. (@WhatsApp) February 25, 2015
Soon after scanning the QR code on the browser, users will be redirected to a new screen asking users to select the browser. You can choose your preferred browser and continue using the web client just as before. Your phone needs to be connected to the internet for the browser to mirror the messages on the PC.
Currently, WhatsApp Web is available for Android users only and there's no information when the feature will be rolled out to its iOS app.
To get started with WhatsApp Web, go to the official WhatsApp webpage on your browser. Open WhatsApp on your phone and select Menu and then WhatsApp Web. Use the camera to scan the QR code that is shown on the PC's browser. Once the code is scanned successfully, your connection will be set up and you can use web to continue your conversations.
WhatsApp is currently the largest instant messaging application and the company is doing everything to continue its dominance. The company's CEO Jan Koum announced last month that WhatsApp hit 700 million monthly active users and sends over 30 billion messages each day. At the same pace, WhatsApp will reach its first billion in just one year.
The company is on the verge of adding a new voice-calling feature, which is expected to bring a major transition in the industry. The feature has been rolled out to select users in India, where free voice calling will attract a large number of users. There's no official news on the official roll-out but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg replied to one of the fans during a Townhall Q&A that the company is "working on it."