WhatsApp appears to be one of the more preferred instant messaging apps. If you use WhatsApp regularly, you know that WhatsApp is not available for the iPad or any tablet. It’s no wonder why Apple device users want to use WhatsApp, as it’s one of the more popular messaging apps.
Like most things though, there is a way to beat the system. If you want to use WhatsApp on an iPad, here’s what you need to do.
- Go to the Safari web browser app on the iPad.
- Type in web.whatsapp.com.
- Tap the URL to access your favorites menu. Swipe down; this should show you the “Load Desktop Site” option and tap on it.
- When you bring up WhatsApp on a tablet, it shows the homepage instead of the WhatsApp Web interface. After this happens, use the scannable QR Code to reload the WhatsApp Web interface.
- Go to Settings and the WhatsApp Web on the iPhone to scan the code.
This is a nifty little trick to use the WhatsApp app on iPad, but it’s not the official way to use it. Keep in mind that WhatsApp developers may be working on methods to bring the popular messaging app to other devices like the iPad.
15 WhatsApp Tips To Help You Successfully Use The App
WhatsApp has more than two billion users for the instant messaging app. The appeal being it stems from the fact that it’s easily accessible and user-friendly. However, while it’s easy to use, there are still some things you may not realize about it. What are some useful tips and tricks about WhatsApp?
Sending Documents – WhatsApp allows you to send documents as well as videos, pictures and GIFs. This is great because it means WhatsApp can be used for office and school work, expanding the base even more.
Editing Pictures Before Being Sent – You can use WhatsApp editing tools to edit any pictures before sending it. This means you crop them, lighten them up and more.
Back Chats Up – Back up your chats by going to Settings, Chats, Chat Backup and Back Up Now.
Better Privacy – If you want to change your privacy setting, you need to go to WhatsApp Settings, Account and Privacy. This will keep people from seeing your status, when you were last active, your picture, etc. You can even turn off the read receipts.
Broadcast Messages – The same messages can be sent to more than one person without getting a group chat involved. Use WhatsApp broadcast list feature.
Usable On The Desktop – Visit web.whatsapp.com to download WhatsApp for your computer. You’ll still need to have the app connected to your phone, which can be done by going to Settings, WhatsApp Web and scanning the QR code shown on the page.
Highlight Important Messages – If there are any messages you deem important, you can hit the Star icon by going to Settings and Starred Messages.
Password – WhatsApp isn’t like other instant messaging platforms where you can log into it by typing in a password. With WhatsApp, you can password protect your chats on Android devices. However, you’ll need a third-party app from the Play Store.
Pin Special Chats – Certain chats are more important than others, and you can pin those special chats. For these chats, you can pin them by swiping right in the chat and choose the “Pin.”
Album – If you have four or more pictures, you can put them into on album for easier access.
Filters – The app also includes filters that you can put on photos, readying them for Instagram if you want.
Status – There is a new Status feature in WhatsApp that works similarly to Snapchat.
Video Calling – WhatsApp offers a video calling feature that allows you to see and hear the person you’re speaking with. This has long been a feature people have wanted, and WhatsApp now has it.
Two-Step Verification – If you’re worried about your security and want to bypass the password step, you can use the two-step verification.
Respond By Swiping Right – Rather than clicking on a chat and typing, swipe right to reply and type.