WhatsApp Messenger is the best among the standalone messaging apps that are available today. It comes FREE with all the premium features, constant support, and regular updates. So all these makes WhatsApp Messenger a great platform for chatting with 100 billion monthly active users as of Feb 16, and it is still counting. The WhatsApp can be accessed on all devices, but there is no official information for WhatsApp for iPad. No worries, we can easily run Whatsapp Messenger on an iPad. Throughout this article, various methods and ways are discussed for using WhatsApp for iPad.
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WhatsApp for iPad using WhatsApp Web – Method 1
The familiar method of using WhatsApp for iPad is by using WhatsApp Web. Follow the steps below and start using WhatsApp Messenger for iPad.
Step 1: For accessing WhatsApp on your iPad the first thing you have to do is to open Safari or any browser and web.whatsapp.com
Step 2: As you can see instead of loading WhatsApp Web, the page takes you to the WhatsApp home page.
Step 3: To do this, tap the URL and swipe down the ‘top drawer’ of favourites menu that appears when typing the URL. Now you should see an option saying “Load desktop site.” Tap it to reach the site.
Step 4: Now you will see the WhatsApp Web showing the QR Code. Access your phone and go to WhatsApp > Settings > WhatsApp Web and scan the QR code.
Step 5: Once loaded, the WhatsApp Web now synchronizes all of your chats with images and videos.
WhatsApp Web has certain limitations on iPad as you cannot send voice messages and the web notifications will not be shown.
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WhatsApp for iPad using Mac – Method 2
Step 1: Firstly, you will have to look for the WhatsApp version 2.11.8, i.e. the versions of WhatsApp that have been released before iOS 8. You can get this if your Mac has discarded it during the update. Else find online and proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Now connect your iPad or iPod to your Mac. Use a file manager other than iTunes like iFunbox. Download and install it, which is completely free.
Step 3: Open the iFunbox and click install. Navigate to the WhatsApp.Ipa file that you have and click to install. WhatsApp icon appears on your iPad but few more steps to make it work.
Step 4: Now its time for you to use your iPhone. Install WhatsApp on your iPhone. Even if you have, it installed already, uninstall it and reinstall as this process requires a fresh install of WhatsApp.
Step 5: Verify WhatsApp with the code sent to your iPhone. Make sure you do this process with the WhatsApp account that you wish to use on the iPad.
Step 6: Again connect the iPad to your Mac and open the iFunbox. Under the iPhone click the user applications. Double click the WhatsApp icon and copy all the Library and Document folders onto your desktop.
Step 7: For once last time plugs back the iPad into your Mac and open the iFunbox. Under the iPad > User Applications > WhatsApp. Now replace all the Library and Document folders with the one we have on the desktop that contains all the user data.
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No more messages saying “WhatsApp isn’t supported.” Enjoy WhatsApp to the fullest on your iPad. WhatsApp for iPad should work super fine if you have followed all of the above steps carefully.
Hope the article helped you with connecting WhatsApp Messenger to your iPad. Comment below if you have queries.