One of the hot names in productivity apps and platforms is WhatsApp, a messaging feature that is streamlining business operation, especially for project teams and telecommuting personnel. The mobile app WhatsApp syncs automatically with the users’ desktops through the WhatsApp Web platform, which originally launched only for Google Chrome.
The choice of Google Chrome was logical because it stands firm as the world’s most used web browser, but Firefox and Opera followed after the launch. Internet Explorer was never in the company’s plans, possibly because Microsoft had already announced plans for an upcoming Windows 10 and a new browser, or because business and tech-minded teams simply weren’t using it in high enough numbers to justify the effort of coding it.
Now that Windows 10 has launched, though, WhatsApp Web has followed through with its plans for a Microsoft Edge-based compatibility. Be warned, though, an article for Boosh.com outlines a few steps that Edge users will need to remember in order to get WhatsApp Web working for them: “Unlike in other web browsers where the process is actually straightforward, it does take a little effort to make things work on Microsoft Edge with respect to WhatsApp Web. To get going, you will have to first of all hit the F12 key on your keyboard when in the Edge browser. Navigate to the Emulation Tab and while there, change the User Agent String that is listed as Edge to Chrome, Firefox or Opera.”
While on the subject of browsers, both Google Chrome and Firefox released updates today; Firefox even released them for multiple languages. To check out these updates and the others that were released today, go to FileHippo by clicking HERE.