Good news for WhatsApp users: the web version of the popular messaging app already has official support for Microsoft Edge browser. The news has jumped on Reddit, but for now it seems that not all Edge users works for them – perhaps because it is spreading gradually.
WhatsApp Web, the utility that allows you to use WhatsApp from your computer, began to be supported only with Chrome, then expand to Firefox, Opera and Safari. Edge users remained until today off the list, although they could use a little trick to use WhatsApp on their Web browser.
The trick was to open development tools (either from the menu options, either by pressing F12 key) and Emulation tab, change the “User Agent String” field to one of the other browsers that were supported. This allowed use WhatsApp Web in Microsoft Edge smoothly.
But from now it will no longer be necessary, and the Web version of WhatsApp works just enter the URL in the corresponding field of the browser and scan the QR code that appears on your mobile phone. As in any other browser, it is recommended to use a Wi-Fi connection to avoid excessive data consumption.
News that no doubt will be glad to all those who use WhatsApp and Microsoft Edge. Having a desktop client (or failing that, a web utility) makes use of messaging apps infinitely more comfortable when you’re with the PC, and increasingly more apps of this type which offered it as incentive to its users.