WhatsApp would love to offer its application on Apple iPad

WhatsApp would love to offer its application on Apple iPad

WhatsApp “would love” to offer an iPad version of its service. Will she see the light of day soon?

In the Apple ecosystem, WhatsApp can only be used on the iPhone and on Mac machines, you must use the desktop application or the web version. There have been many rumors that WhatsApp might launch a version of its app on the iPad, but as of today, that still hasn’t happened. There is hope on that front, however.

WhatsApp “would love” to offer an iPad version of its service

Indeed, interviewed by The Verge, Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp, declared to the American medium: “People have wanted an iPad application for a long time. And we would love to do that.”

Will Cathcart also hinted that the company had already laid the groundwork for a tablet version of WhatsApp when it introduced multi-device support last year.

Will she see the light of day soon?

In Will Cathcart’s own words: “We’ve done a lot of work on technologies to support multi-device. Our web and desktop applications have it. If I have cross-device enabled, I can turn off my phone or lose network connection and still receive my messages on his computer.

It would be really important for a tablet application, to be able to use the application even when your smartphone is not on. The necessary underlying technology is already there.”

Difficult to know if this interest announced for an iPad application means that the company is simply interested or if it has already started working on it. Only time will tell.

Who knows, maybe an iPad version of WhatsApp will see the light of day very soon. But until then, you’ll have to be patient and always keep your smartphone or computer close at hand when you’re on the iPad!

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.