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WhatsApp To Launch An iPad Version Soon? Find It Out Here

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Highlights:

  • WhatsApp may launch an iPad version soon.
  • Since the app is being built upon previously laid foundations, we could expect features similar to the desktop version.
  • Users will no longer have to scan a QR code from their primary mobile device.

Just like Instagram, WhatsApp for the iPad has been a heavily-requested feature. In order to use those applications, users had to resort to using the browser versions of the same, which are not equally robust or flexible. There is no dedicated WhatsApp application for iPads users. For many years, they struggled to use the messaging app on their devices. They have been demanding separate WhatsApp for iPads. The company did not launch any dedicated WhatsApp for iPads users. However, their wait may end soon.

According to reports, the Meta-owned messaging app is expected to launch an iPad version. WhatsApp is working on a Multi-device 2.0, reported WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp features. It will have the ability to support iPads.

Whatsapp iPad: Expected features

Since the app is being built upon previously laid foundations, we could expect features similar to the desktop version. Theme options such as dark or light mode will be available upon launch, alongside the option to set a chat wallpaper. With the new multi-device support in place, users will no longer have to scan a QR code from their primary mobile device either, and can log in as and when required.

The payment feature probably will not make the cut, given it is currently out only on Android. The standalone business app also might take a while to pop up on the App Store. We could also expect to see the disappearing messages feature, and the newly released update for iOS that allows one to pause their message recordings before sending.

The multi-device support allows one to sync their WhatsApp account to four devices at a time. Prior to this, chat history syncing across devices was not possible, due to the awkward encryption system the company had in place. The new opt-in feature bypasses that restriction by mapping device identifiers to an account key, in a manner that the encryption is not affected.

On the other side, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri continues to resist the urge of ever release a dedicated application for the iPad. He claims that although the idea seems nice, there is a lot of work to do and that it caters to a limited amount of people. And therefore, “it hasn’t made the cut.”

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