If you’re an iPad user, you may have noticed that there is no official WhatsApp app available for your device. However, there is a workaround that allows you to use WhatsApp on your iPad without relying on third-party apps that are often filled with ads. In this post, we’ll show you how to use WhatsApp on your iPad by using its web app directly in the browser.
Firstly, open Safari on your iPad and type “web.whatsapp.com” in the address bar at the top. This should take you to a screen that says “Use WhatsApp on your computer” and displays a QR code. Note that you may miss out on some notifications by using WhatsApp on your iPad this way.
The process for connecting your device to WhatsApp depends on whether you’re using an iPhone or an Android phone. If you’re using an Android phone, tap the three-dot menu in the top right and tap “Linked devices” to start the process. If you’re using an iPhone, tap “Settings” in the bottom right and then “Linked devices”. Tap “Link device” on the next screen and provide some form of authentication, such as facial or fingerprint recognition.
After that, WhatsApp will load up a camera view. If it hasn’t already been granted access to your camera, it’ll ask you for permission to access your camera, so accept it if it does. All you need to do now is point your camera at the QR code displayed on the iPad screen. It may take a short while to load everything once it’s recognized, but you’ll see your chats right there when it does.
If you want to mimic the app experience, you can add a shortcut to the service right on your iPad’s home screen. Simply tap the share icon in the top right of the URL bar (it looks like a square with an arrow pointing upwards), find “Add to Home Screen” in the list, and add the shortcut. Now you’ll have a shortcut for WhatsApp web on your iPad’s home screen, which you can tap to launch whenever you like.
Once it’s loaded, it will even look and feel like using an app. The only difference is that you won’t get notifications like an app does when new messages come through on your phone. You’ll have to open it, wait for it to refresh, and then you’ll see new messages.
And that’s it! You can now use WhatsApp on your iPad by following these simple steps. It may not be the perfect solution, but it does work and allows you to use WhatsApp on your iPad without relying on third-party apps.