WhatsApp Web Finally Available on iPhone
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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WhatsApp Web is finally available for iOS users, according to VentureBeat.com.

It allows users to send messages via the WhatsApp service to their friends from a computer.

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According to Venture Beat, the feature was first found via Twitter users, who reported seeing the new feature in the settings area of the WhatsApp iPhone app earlier today.

Soon after, WhatsApp vice president Neeraj Arora retweeted confirming that indeed the Web tool is available:

 

As with any new rollout, not everyone has access to the feature yet, but WhatsApp is officially listing iPhone support on its Web page. How it works: Users must visit the Web page to scan the barcode with their phone, and the browser “mirrors” conversations from your mobile device in real time.

Facebook acquired the popular messaging app for $22 billion in February 2014, and it now has more than 800 million users.

It’s one of the top messaging apps downloaded by people of color both in the U.S. and abroad, with 46% of Hispanic and 47% of African American teens using a messaging app compared with 24% of white teens. Last year, South Africa was No. 1 in adoption rate of the app, at 78%

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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