WhatsApp reportedly plans to release a native app for the iPad and introduce linked device support for Android tablets as part of its efforts to improve the experience on non-smartphones.
WABetaInfo called The new WhatsApp tablet apps will be part of Multi-Device 2.0, which should enable people to “use linked companion devices without their phone having to stay connected,” as the company explains in a support article on the function.
This ability should lead to a significant improvement in WhatsApp apps for the web, desktop computers, and Facebook portal devices. Now it seems that it will bring the messaging platform to the world’s most popular tablet even over a decade after it was released on the iPhone.
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WhatsApp has steadily improved its offers over the past few months. Recently disappearing messages were introduced on iOS – and disappearing photos and videos added later – as well as encrypted backups to cloud services and the ability to participate in video calls after they have started.
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