WhatsApp for iPad could finally arrive after years of waiting. Over the past few months, Facebook has been working on cross-device compatibility and Mark Zuckerberg himself has already hinted that the app is indeed available for Apple’s tablet, and now there is more evidence for it. .
According to always reliable WABetainfo, WhatsApp is finally working on multi-device 2.0, and users will be able to use an iPad as a new linked device.
The website says that even Android tablets are also slated to support cross-device functionality on WhatsApp for Android. For now, Facebook is preparing to launch multi-device support for up to four devices and a smartphone.
According to a spokesperson for WhatsApp in an interview with TechRadar, this feature will allow people to use WhatsApp “without needing to have your phone connected:”
“Multi-device means users will have the same features available on current public versions of WhatsApp Web, Desktop, and Portal, without needing to connect your phone. Our multi-device capability immediately improves the experience for people using Desktop / Web and Portal. And it will also add support for more device types over time.“
With multi-device compatibility, users will be able to stay connected to WhatsApp even without their phone nearby or when their smartphone is running low on battery. Now according to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing an app version for iPad, and “it will be released in a future update.”
The website explains that it will be a native app that will work independently of your iPhone, and those testing the beta of WhatsApp will be able to to use the application on iPad in a future update.
Not only that, but the app just submitted another update to its beta version of TestFlight. With version 188.8.131.52, WhatsApp redesigns contact information on iOS to business contacts. This update will make information about a business account clearer and make it easier to send a message, call or share contact information.
Are you excited to try WhatsApp on iPad? Could this be a clue that the next app coming to iPad could be Instagram? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
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