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WhatsApp Beta for iPad Now Available on TestFlight

Popular messaging app WhatsApp has never offered an app for the iPad. instead, iPad users who want to use the platform are forced to use the web version of WhatsApp using a mobile browser. That’s because in the beginning there wasn’t a separate iPadOS operating system for the tablets and WhatsApp didn’t work with the iPad.

Per WABetaInfo (via 9to5Mac), the latest version of the WhatsApp Beta (version, available only from Apple’s TestFlight, is compatible with the iPad. You will have to be a member of the WhatsApp for iOS official beta program on TestFlight to install WhatsApp on your iPad. Once you install it, you will need to scan a QR code using your iPhone. The app will then download all of your conversations and you’ll be able to send and receive messages on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Once the app is installed on the iPad, users will be able to use WhatsApp on their Apple tablets regardless of whether their iPhone is nearby or not, and even if the devices aren’t sharing the same Wi-Fi signal. The WhatsApp app for iPad is limited in that you cannot open a new WhatsApp account from it, similar to the version of WhatsApp made for the desktop. What it does offer is more content on the screen thanks to the larger displays.

It isn’t known when the public will get access to this app and as we said, the Beta is available only from Apple’s TestFlight which means that there is limited availability. But that will change as soon as WhatsApp for iPad becomes available in the App Store.

We should point out that WhatsApp’s sibling, Instagram, also does not offer an app for iPad. Both WhatsApp and Instagram were purchased by what was then known as Facebook in February 2014, and April 2012 respectively.

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