How to set up and use WhatsApp on iPad

By G. S. Vasan | Published 05 Mar 2023 15:43 IST
  • There is no official WhatsApp app for iPad.

  • You can however follow the workaround mentioned in this article to set up and use WhatsApp on iPad.

  • This is a stopgap solution until WhatsApp for iPad officially releases.

How to set up and use WhatsApp on iPad
Installing WhatsaApp on iPad: How to

The native WhatsApp app for iPad is still some time away. So, while currently there is no official WhatsApp app on iPad, you can follow these steps to set up WhatsApp web on Apple tablet. Here’s how you do that:

How to run WhatsApp on iPad


1. Go to Safari browser on your iPad and visit

2. Next up, open the WhatsApp app on your iPhone.

3. Head to WhatsApp Settings, then Linked Devices and click on Link a device button.

4. This will open up a scanner. Using it scan the QR code visible on the iPad screen.

5. In a couple of seconds, the WhatsApp account on your iPhone should connect with the WhatsApp web on the iPad.

6. Once everything is paired and ready, you can start using WhatsApp on your iPad through the Safari browser. 

Well, you have to go through all these hoops and loops only till the WhatsApp iPad app arrives.

As per WABetaInfo, a serial WhatsApp news leaker, this will be a native app that can work independently. 

This shouldn’t take long as WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart said in an interview, “People have wanted an iPad app for a long time. We’d love to do it.”

Thanks to advancements in encryption technology used by the company, an iPad WhatsApp app is more possible than before.

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