Are you an iPad user? There’s some good news for you. The World’s Most Popular mobile app, WhatsApp, is now coming to your device. The Facebook-owned instant messenger recently rolled out an update for iOS users that included some bug fixes and improvements in the new version 2.19.40. Now the reports are coming that WhatsApp is looking to launch its app on the Apple tablets or simply say iPads too. According to a Twitter account WABetaInfo that tracks and reports changes in Whatsapp, the popular messaging app wants to capture the Apple iPad users too.
WABetaInfo reported that Facebook-owned messenger has been working on iPad support for quite some time now. Furthermore, they claimed that the iPad version will be in with several improvements and the company might release support for the iPad with the next beta update for a quick bug test. The Twitter account handler also shared a few screenshots of the app working on an iPad revealing that most of the features are same except the UI which is altered for iPad compatibility.
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WhatsApp iPad Version Features
You can find the following features in the iPad version of WhatsApp
- There will be split-screen functionality available in the WhatsApp for iPads similar to the one available in desktop. Users will be able to see their detailed chat with someone on the right-hand side whereas their other side will have all your recent chat contacts.
- The report further claimed that the app will also have all the regular WhatsApp features just like WhatsApp Status, audio and video files, and Groups. Not only that but WhatsApp reportedly is also planning on offering support for WhatsApp Stickers.
- Other than this, WhatsApp has been active for iOS lately. The last feature added by WhatsApp was the authentication feature earlier this year, so it is possible that the company might bring the same functionality to the iPad version as well.
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WhatsApp Business For iOS
Remember, WhatsApp likes to give updates to Android users and that is the reason we have WhatsApp Business from so long now. However, the enterprise version, Whatsapp Business was recently released for iOS which is now available on Apple App Store with similar features as its Android counterpart.
With WhatsApp Business, you are basically making a WhatsApp account for your business. That account can have several details about your business including email, store address, website link, and business description. Business accounts on WhatsApp also get the option to respond to their customers through quick replies, away message filters, or greetings messages.