How to use WhatsApp on an iPad

As the most popular messaging app in Latin America (and the world), one would imagine that WhatsApp is available on virtually every platform … and that’s true, with one notable exception: the iPad. . Yet, with the right guide, there is always a way to get things done. Here we explain how to use WhatsApp on an iPad so that you can fully enjoy all its benefits on your Apple tablet.

If you are new to WhatsApp, this application from Meta (ex-Facebook) allows you to send messages to your friends and make calls through a compatible device and an internet connection. All of this translates into significant savings on your phone bill.

WhatsApp is compatible with Android and iOS phones, Windows, macOS, and Linux computers, as well as smartwatches, smart displays, and a long list of other devices. However, you can’t use it on your iPad, at least not natively.

But since WhatsApp introduced the ability to use an account on multiple devices simultaneously (four devices in addition to the phone with the main session), the possibilities of using the app on an iPad have increased significantly.

Because even though you won’t find a tablet-specific app in the Apple Store – although as of November 2021, it was rumored that Meta’s company is working on designing a version for this device – in this guide. , we’ll show you how to use the web version of WhatsApp on your iPad.

Just be aware that using WhatsApp web on a tablet has certain limitations. For example, you won’t receive pop-up notifications for your messages, but generally speaking, you will still be able to use the main features.

If your iPad has iPadOS 13 or higher

If your iPad is running iPadOS 13 or higher, just follow the steps below to activate WhatsApp Web:

  • Open Safari on your iPad.
  • Enter the address web.whatsapp.com.
  • The desktop version of WhatsApp Web will load automatically, where you will see the QR code to link your WhatsApp account.
  • Take your phone and open the WhatsApp application.
  • Select More options on Android or Settings on iOS
  • Scan the code to link the iPad tablet to your account.
  • The page should display the last messages you received via WhatsApp.

If your iPad has iOS 12 or lower

Although the process is similar, if you have an iPad tablet with iOS 12 or lower, you need to follow the steps below to activate WhatsApp Web:

  • Open Safari on your iPad.
  • Enter the address web.whatsapp.com.
  • The home page of the WhatsApp site loads.
  • In the browser, press and hold the refresh button to the right of the website address. After a few seconds, choose the Load desktop site.
  • You will now see the QR code to link your WhatsApp account.
  • Take your phone and open the WhatsApp application.
  • Select More options on Android or Settings on iOS.
  • Scan the code to link the iPad tablet to your account.
  • The page should display the last messages you received via WhatsApp.

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