Is WhatsApp plotting to finally release update users have wanted for years?
- Leaked screenshots suggest WhatsApp will release a new iPad app
- The messaging app has never been available for iPad, despite users asking for it
- It is currently being tested in the beta phase and is therefore not yet available to everyone
Leaked screenshots suggest that Whatsapp has plans to release a version of the messaging app for the iPad – something users have been asking for for years.
Meta’s popular app was developed only for smartphones and has since been available for computers.
A version for macOS was released last month, but the app has never been available for Apple’s iPad.
Currently the only way you can access WhatsApp on the device is to use WhatsApp web on safari.
Users have been complaining about this for a long time, with one person tweeting: ‘Why isn’t there WhatsApp for iPad???? if you have a desktop app, what’s really holding you back?’
Meta’s popular app was developed only for smartphones and has since been available for computers
There are leaked screenshots of the app formatted on a wide iPad screen on WABetaInfo
However, as it turns out, these problems could be coming to an end WABetaInfothe tablets could get their own special version of the app.
The website states: ‘Finally, after a very long wait, we are happy to announce that a beta version compatible with iPad can now be installed via the TestFlight app, for all beta testers who can already use the beta app on their mobile use devices.’
There are also screenshots of the app, formatted on a wide iPad screen, showing that testing is in progress.
It is currently still being tested in the beta phase and is therefore not yet available to everyone.
Testflight is an online service from Apple for installing and testing new apps.
However, it is only offered to developers within the iOS Developer Program.
WhatsApp has not yet confirmed if or when it will ever be released to the general public.
Despite this, iPad users are happy with the promising news and have taken to X (formerly known as Twitter) to share their joy.
One person wrote: ‘Finally there’s a WhatsApp for iPad. It is so tiring to use Whatsapp Web on iPad.”
Someone else added: ‘About damn time. The iPad is increasingly becoming THE computer for work, and the lack of a native WhatsApp client is a major problem.’
Another joked: “WhatsApp is going to launch WhatsApp for iPad, it took 13 years,” with a laughing emoji.