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The News Minute | January 22, 2015 | 11:40 am IST Whatsapp, the mobile messaging service has introduced a new feature which enables users to access the service through a web browser. The international messaging service used by millions of people worldwide - and was recently acquired by social media giant Facebook, in its blogpost said: “Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser.” The web client will have a copy of all your conversations and messages from your phone and vice versa. The service can be accessed here through a Google Chrome browser, once Whatsapp's latest version is updated in your phone to make it compatible. When the website's opened, you will see a QR code which needs to be scanned inside of WhatsApp (which is why the update is necessary) and it is ready. However, the web client takes up a lot of data usage and suggests to connect to Wi-Fi. This service is currently available to Android, Windows and Blackberry users. iPhone owners won’t have access to to this for now, because “Apple has no background multi-tasking and no proper push technology. So it is a bad user experience on iOS.” the Apple spokesperson said in a statement. Reports also suggest that that an iOS compatible version is coming, but the time frame is unclear. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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