WhatsApp is an incredibly popular iPhone app, connecting more than a billion active members around the world every day. It lets you send messages to friends, or groups of friends, over Wi-Fi or 4G/5G and make savings on your phone bill. (Of course, you may end up paying for data if you go over your limit, so don’t go crazy!)
Currently, WhatsApp is limited to iPhone users and does not have an app specifically designed for the iPad. In a recent interview, WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart acknowledged that many people have been requesting an iPad version for a while now. He mentioned that the necessary infrastructure for developing an iPad app is already in place, but no immediate plans were announced.
There may be upcoming changes in the near future. A beta version of WhatsApp (126.96.36.199) slated for release in September 2023 appears to be compatible with iPads.
The beta version of WhatsApp for iPad is now accessible through TestFlight and can be downloaded onto your iPad if you are enrolled in the WhatsApp beta testing program. To install the beta version of WhatsApp for iPad, please refer to the following instructions.
If you are not part of the WhatsApp beta program, do not worry. This guide will demonstrate how to access WhatsApp on your iPad through WhatsApp Web. By linking to your WhatsApp account on your iPhone (or Android device), this service will transfer messages, images, and videos to your iPad, enabling you to send and receive them. Although it is not the same as having a native WhatsApp app on your iPad, it is a good alternative.
When will WhatsApp be released for iPad?
Currently, there is no available WhatsApp app for iPad. However, it appears that one will be released in the near future. As of September 2023, beta testers for WhatsApp have the opportunity to test out a beta version specifically designed for iPad users.
Throughout the years, there have been numerous hints that WhatsApp would eventually be available on iPad. Will Cathcart’s statement, mentioned above, confirms that there has been demand for this feature. However, this beta version appears to be the most convincing evidence so far.
In August of 2021, there were rumors that the team at Meta/Facebook-owned WhatsApp was developing an iPad app for WhatsApp. These reports were first shared by WABetaInfo, a Twitter account that shares beta news for WhatsApp.
Additionally, there is a version of WhatsApp available for desktop use. Please refer to “How to Install WhatsApp on Mac” for further details.
How to access WhatsApp on iPad through WhatsApp Web.
Although there is currently no WhatsApp application available for iPad, there are methods to access WhatsApp on your Apple tablet.
To obtain WhatsApp on an iPad, follow these instructions:
To access web.whatsapp.com on your iPad, open the Safari browser.
Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone.
On Whatsapp, click on the Settings option.
Click on Connected Devices.
Press “Link Device.”
Scan the QR code with your iPhone and connect it to your device.
The webpage will load and show your most recent WhatsApp messages, including any media or voice notes.
Please note that there are some restrictions when utilizing WhatsApp in this manner. The most significant limitation is that unlike on a Mac or PC, notifications from web browsers are not available on iOS/iPadOS. This means you will not receive notifications for new messages.
Besides that and some minor issues, the service is fairly user-friendly and a fantastic substitute for WhatsApp users who want to use the service on an iPad.
WhatsApp Web is a convenient and no-cost method to use WhatsApp on your iPad. While you won’t receive alerts like you would on a Mac or PC, it’s a simple way to check your messages on a tablet.
Are you switching from an Android to an iPhone and want to transfer your WhatsApp messages? Check out this guide on transferring WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone.