Last month, we first heard about WhatsApp working on a web client. The first set of purported screenshots has now surfaced online hinting that a launch may be close. Also Read - WhatsApp beta for iOS reveals changes, here's what users might getAlso Read - How to temporarily deactivate/permanently delete WhatsApp account
These screenshots were shared on Google+, but at the time of filing the story they have been taken down. In the time it took the person to remove the screenshots however a couple of publications had got their hands on the pictures. Also Read - WhatsApp COVID-19 relief efforts: How you can get resources during the pandemic
These screenshots show a new Settings screen prompting the user to pair with a computer. From what we see, users will need to head over to the WhatsApp website and scan a QR code. This will enable a connection between the chatting application and the web browser. Once connected, users will be able to see chats on the browser.
The feature is called WhatsApp Web, which is in line with last month s report. The forthcoming web client was mentioned within the code of the WhatsApp update v2.11.471. In addition to a web client, WhatsApp is also working on a voice calling feature that it will soon launch. Screenshots of the said feature too have leaked a couple of times hinting that a launch is close.
Earlier this month, the Facebook-owned company crossed the 700 million monthly active users mark, adding 100 million users in last four months.