Since WhatsApp exists on Android, users had no official way to install the application on tablets with this operating system. Yes, there were some alternate paths you could take to install it, but none endorsed by the company. Today, it seems that this era has ended, and WhatsApp has decided to launch its app on Android tablets. When will it be the turn of the iPad?
This is how he reports it Android Authority. The new beta version of WhatsApp available in the Play Store adds new features to the messaging service. One of them allows you to connect the WhatsApp account of your mobile, to the application of the platform for tablets. That is, you do not have to create or configure the account from scratch on your device, something that is also being tested on mobile phones.
We can already find a similar proposal in WhatsApp for Windows. Just by scanning a QR code, the application is automatically linked to the main smartphone. In this way, they can work together and receive or send messages as if it were the same terminal.
Of course, it seems that WhatsApp still has to work on adapting this version of its app for tablets. After all, The published screenshots reveal an interface modeled on that of the mobilebut magnified, and it doesn’t look good at all.
So you can have WhatsApp on your Android tablet
Currently, the beta of WhatsApp for Android tablets is available for a few users. Within a time, it is likely that the novelty will be deployed to the rest of the beta usersto later be officially launched in the Play Store.
However, if you are already part of the WhatsApp Beta program, the company could choose you to test the new feature. How will you know if you are chosen? As reported from WABetaInfoyou will see a banner appear with the text Do you have an Android tablet? By touching this notice, A website will open where the company explains the steps to follow to link your tablet to your mobile.
The instructions detail that you should only download WhatsApp on your Android tablet. Once the app is open, Companion Mode will start. Just by scanning the QR that appears on the screen with your main mobile, will be linked automatically.
Although there are certainly some details to be polished – understandable since it is a beta – it is a very useful function. Before this announcement, if you wanted to install WhatsApp on your tablet, you had to enter a mobile number, which made it impossible to use your tablet and your mobile with the same account.