It’s hard to say. As of today, you need to have the WhatsApp on you mobile phone connected to internet to use the Web app. It means, the web app is paired with the phone app and is not a standalone, yet.
How to make it work?
You have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client.
- Open https://web.whatsapp.com in your Google Chrome browser.
- Update you mobile app
- On you mobile, Menu -> WhatsApp Web, You will see a QR code — scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re good to go.
I gave it a shot today and it looks promising; Very clean interface.
There are many advantages of an web app over an desktop app
- No installation
- Less Distractive – its going to get buried under the tabs and you won’t even realize its there (this can change in time)
He is what my brother had to say about it.
“Don’t have to use hangouts from here on!”
Does many share his views?
Will WhatsApp have a standalone web app? What is the need to connect it to pair it to the mobile?