WhatsApp Web offers an extension for communication via a web browser instead of the mobile application. When WhatsApp Web support was officially rolled out to all major platforms including Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10 in January, Apple iPhones were left out. But the wait is finally over as WhatsApp Web now supports iPhones, too. This allows iPhone owners to mirror their WhatsApp application on a browser and continue conversations.
The process to use WhatsApp Web from an iPhone is same as on any other platform. It is important that your iPhone is connected to the Internet for the web client to work. In order to access the new feature, go to WhatsApp Settings on your iPhone, select WhatsApp Web and scan the QR code on the desktop.
Users will get the QR code on the desktop browser by heading over to the official website of WhatsApp Web.
WhatsApp Web works with all browsers, including Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. After bridging the connection between your iPhone WhatsApp and browser-based web client, all the messages and contacts will be displayed on the computer monitor.
In a recent update to the web version of WhatsApp, new features were added to make it easier to use WhatsApp on web. Users no longer have limitations to use the app to edit profile photo, change status, delete individual messages, mute, exit or archive group chats.
WhatsApp was reportedly testing some keyboard shortcuts to carry out different operations on web such as delete or archive but it never came to fruition. By adding WhatsApp Web support for iPhones, users can take advantage of all the features seen on Android, Windows Phone and other platforms.