Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp recently got a new update for the iOS platform. The new update holds the version number 2.19.40 and it brought regular bug fixes along with general improvements over its last version. Earlier, WhatsApp was not available for iPad but now according to a new report, the application will be available for Apple’s tablets as well.
According to a report by Wabetainfo, WhatsApp has been working to get iPad support for its app for quite some time now. Although the real date when the WhatsApp with iPad support will be rolled out is not known but we might see its launch in the coming weeks.
It should be noted that the iPad version of WhatsApp is still in development phase and it is not known when the final version of the app will be completed. But according to the report, the initial testing version of the WhatsApp for iPads will be officially released soon. There were also some screenshots showing what the iPad version of WhatsApp will eventually look like. The screenshots show that the app will offer a split-screen user interface where the user can interact with the app.
Furthermore, WhatsApp for iPad will offer features similar to those on the smartphone version of the application. The reports also suggest that the iPad version of WhatsApp will also get the audio and video call support along with WhatsApp Status and Groups. Using the width and the screen area of the iPad, the user can also use it in the landscape mode and get more out of the application and its features.
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NOTE: WhatsApp for iPad is not available yet and the support will be enabled in future for everyone in a new update.
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To recall, in February, WhatsApp rolled out the authentication feature update for iPhone. The same feature is also expected to be there in the iPad version of WhatsApp as well. With the authentication feature, users can use the iPhone’s fingerprint scanner to make the app more secure by locking the application. Along with the Touch ID biometric authentication feature, the iPhone version of WhatsApp also has the Face ID option to lock/unlock the application. So, it would be worth noticing when will the iPad version of WhatsApp receives these features.
Furthermore, earlier, WhatsApp brought out its WhatsApp Business app for the iOS platform on a global scale. The Business version of the app was already available for the Android since over a year. Speaking about the app coming to iOS, the company said that they wanted to give their users the choice of platforms.
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