WhatsApp Web, the Internet incarnation of the popular messenger app, is now available on Microsoft Edge! WhatsApp Messenger was launched back in 2010 and was later acquired by the big blue social network, Facebook, in 2014. WhatsApp achieved the amazing landmark of 1bn users in Feb 2016 and, at present, is the only messaging service to do so.
WhatsApp introduced a new feature dubbed WhatsApp Web sometime ago. The feature is basically an Internet version of the WhatsApp Messenger and enables WhatsApp users to enjoy the messaging service on their browser. The feature was recently made available for popular browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari. And now, it can be enjoyed on Microsoft Edge as well.
To enjoy the web-based version of WhatsApp, you ought to use a browser synced with WhatsApp.
Microsoft Edge is featured as the default web browser in the latest Windows iteration. Adding support for WhatsApp Web is no less than a treat for all Windows 10 users who adore Edge and love WhatsApp.
Though Microsoft’s latest flagship browser faced criticism and controversies for many reasons like privacy issues, still many Windows 10 users don’t mind using Edge as their default web browser owing to its powerful features such as optimized reading modes and faster webpage loading.
If you wish to enjoy a little chit-chat with your WhatsApp contacts while using Windows 10’s default web browser – Microsoft Edge – you need to sync the browser with WhatsApp.
Using WhatsApp via Edge
You can use WhatsApp Web on your Windows 10 via Microsoft Edge by following these simple steps –
- Visit the official page of WhatsApp via your Desktop
- Choose the WhatsApp Web option in the site menu
- Tap on the cross icon in the top-right corner of your Windows 10 device to open the camera
- Scan the QR code appearing on the Desktop with the phone’s camera
- WhatsApp will now open on your Edge
Now, you are all set to have a fun-time chat with your WhatsApp contacts via Microsoft Edge.