The long-awaited WhatsApp multi-device function, which will allow synchronizing the same account on several devices without the need for the main smartphone to have an internet connection, will also bring with it the long-awaited WhatsApp app for iPad.
At the beginning of August, Wabetainfo, the portal specialized in news about the messaging app, revealed that Facebook is already developing a functional application of WhatsApp for iPad; being these Apple tablets one of the devices compatible with the multi-device version. The app will arrive after the company activates the possibility of using WhatsApp on various devices. For the moment without an approximate date.
Currently, the multi-device option and the version of the WhatsApp app for the iPad is in beta for a limited number of users. New details say messages and calls can be made without the need for the iPhone to have an internet connection. It is also expected that messages can be synchronized instantly between devices.
When multi-device 2.0 will be released, you can link WhatsApp for iPad with your WA account on your iPhone. You can message and call people from your iPad without an active Internet connection on your iPhone.
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WhatsApp has been working on an application that allows you to use the messaging service on tablets. However, the company has preferred to wait to launch the improved multi-device function. The goal is for WhatsApp for the iPad to work in a very similar way to how it currently works on iPhones.
The WhatsApp app for iPad will be very similar to that of the iPhone
IPad users, therefore, they will be able to download the application from the App Store and link your tablet through the main smartphone. The screenshots revealed by the aforementioned source reveal steps very similar to what happens with the desktop app for PC or with the web version.
The company will adapt the aesthetics of WhatsApp for the iPhone to a larger screen format. It will keep the navigation tabs at the bottom. It will also include the preview of the chats on the right side of the screen and the status of messages on the left side.
Today it is possible use WhatsApp for iPad through the desktop version. The experience, yes, is not as good as that of a native app. If a user wants to use the messaging service on an Apple tablet, they must access the web version from Safari or another browser and link their account from their iPhone. The smartphone, in addition, must be connected to a WiFi network or a mobile data network and have enough battery.