It’s no surprise that Meta iPad users would like to develop an app for iPadOS. In fact, it is strange how after this version appeared on iOS, it still does not exist for iPads. However, we understand the reason better after the CEO of the company responsible for WhatsApp came to say that he “would love” to launch his app for this platform and for iPadOS users not to lose hope.
The iPad has always been the tablet most users use, and for several years it has focused on serving a more professional segment. This app is needed here, not least because the web service… is not the same thing!
WhatsApp for iPad? When?
In an interview with The Verge, Will Cathcart, CEO of WhatsApp, said Meta would like to build an app for the Apple tablet platform.
People have wanted the iPad app for a long time. We love to do that.
Just like Instagram for iPad, a version of WhatsApp for tablet from Apple has also been on users' wishlist for a long time. However, Cathcart has not come forward with any idea or date for when this might happen.
The most that can be learned from his words is that that day should not be far away, but there should be no commitments to appointments.
We've worked hard on technology to support multiple devices. Our web app and desktop apps now have this. If I have multiple devices enabled, I might turn off my phone or lose network connection and still get messages on my desktop. This will be very important for the tablet application, to be able to use the application even if the phone does not turn on. So the underlying technology is there.
Cathcart explained, referring to the launch Optional support for multiple devices For WhatsApp last year.
So what will be the obstacle?
It is not said exactly where the drawback lies, what this social network executive mentioned is that because of the way WhatsApp encrypts messages, historically, it has been unable to sync conversations between devices over the Internet, like most other messaging apps do.
So if your phone's WhatsApp does not have an internet connection, the desktop client will not work. Trial version of Multi-device support It allows you to sync your WhatsApp account with up to four devices at the same time, a process that involves assigning device identifiers to an account key on WhatsApp servers in an encrypted manner.
Now that you've found this syncing technology, there's a good chance that WhatsApp for iPad is finally on the horizon.
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