Written by Robyn

How does WhatsApp work on an iPad?

The WhatsApp app isn't available for the Apple iPad and that's sort of a shame. Luckily, there are other ways for you to use WhatsApp on your iPad anyway. You do still need your phone for this. In this article, we'll explain how you use your WhatsApp on iPad.

Recap tips: Web version WhatsApp

To use WhatsApp on your iPad, you open the web version of WhatsApp in the web browser on your iPad. You need your phone for this.

  • Step 1. Make sure your iPad and phone are connected to the internet
  • Step 2. Open the web version of WhatsApp on your iPad
  • Step 3. Connect WhatsApp on your phone to the web version on your iPad
  • Step 4. Create a shortcut to the web page on your iPad

Step 1: internet connection

Apple iPad WhatsApp

If you want to use WhatsApp on your iPad, you need a phone with WhatsApp on it. You can only send messages via WhatsApp when there is an internet connection. So make sure your phone is connected to the internet before you install WhatsApp on your iPad. The Apple iPad also needs an internet connection to open the web version of WhatsApp.

Step 2: web version WhatsApp

Apple iPad WhatsApp

When you've taken care of the internet connection on your Apple iPad and your phone, you open the internet app on your iPad. Type web.whatsapp.com in the search bar and press 'Enter'. You now find yourself on the login screen for the web version of WhatsApp. You need a phone with WhatsApp for the next step.

Step 3: connect WhatsApp

Apple iPad WhatsApp

Open the WhatsApp app on your phone and go to settings. Tap WhatsApp Web/Desktop. Your phone will now open a camera screen. Hold the phone camera in front of the QR code in the web version of WhatsApp on your iPad. The camera on your phone will read the QR code and sign you in to the web version of WhatsApp. Every message you previously sent via the app appears in the web browser of your Apple iPad.

Step 4: shortcut to web page

Apple iPad WhatsApp

Create a handy shortcut to WhatsApp Web, so you don't have to keep searching for the web page. Tap on the 'Share' icon in the web browser on your iPad. Scroll down a bit and tap 'Add to home screen'. If you close the internet app now, you see a WhatsApp icon on your home screen. If you tap this, the web version of WhatsApp will open. This way, you can continue sending WhatsApp messages from your Apple iPad right away.



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