The Facebook-owned WhatsApp platform is essentially a mobile-based app, but the web version and the computer app are also here to make life easier for anyone looking to keep chatting when using a desktop or laptop computer.
In order to use the WhatsApp Web platform or application via a computer at this time, you still need to have your mobile phone with you.
And it seems that the days of using your phone’s camera to scan a QR code to log into WhatsApp are over, if the news about its beta tests is correct.
It now appears that WhatsApp has listened to the demands and is testing an online app that does not require a phone.
The requirement to have your mobile phone with you is a major requirement for issuing WhatsApp web or computer app, and it’s something that users have been looking to change for a long time.
The latest version of the WhatsApp Web beta platform included the following note for those participating, “You do not need to keep your phone connected to use WhatsApp Web and the desktop application.”
The trial version also indicates that up to 4 devices can be used simultaneously.
There are several reasons why you might not carry your mobile phone while sitting in front of the computer, which would prevent you from using the non-portable version of the service.
If the beta features make their way to the official version of WhatsApp Web and the service application for the computer, this will make life easier for many people.
This means that if you are away from your phone and want to use WhatsApp Web, or if you lose your mobile phone, or if your smartphone is being repaired, then hopefully the platform will soon be able to fulfill your desires.