WhatsApp for iPad will soon allow users to make video calls without relying on the iPhone, according to new leaks. It’s only a matter of time before WhatsApp releases an iPad version. Leaks about it began in 2019, and they’ve been gaining momentum ever since the app’s multi-device mode was released.
Whatsapp has been testing multi-device compatibility for a long time, but it was only available in beta form until recently: just linking WhatsApp Web versions on PCs or Facebook Portals. According to WaBetaInfo, the next version of the multi-device mode will include support for native applications for iPad and Android tablets.
WhatsApp for iPad, a standalone app with support for making calls
We’ve been hearing about WhatsApp for iPad and Android tablets in general for a while, but we’ve only seen a few leaked images. Now WaBetaInfo has given us some more specifics regarding WhatsApp for iPad, which would be a fully functional version.
According to WaBetaInfo, when the new WhatsApp multi-device mode is launched and the official iPad version becomes available, you will be able to connect your iPhone with your iPad account. You will be able to make and receive calls on the iPad without having the iPhone connected or switched on.
This makes sense in some ways, as both WhatsApp Web and the desktop version already allow calls without having the primary mobile connected to the Internet using the new multi-device mode, although it’s always a good idea to double-check that it’ll also work on an iPad.
As a result, the WhatsApp iPad and Android tablet version will be identical to the mobile version with the exception of one thing: it may not allow you to create a new account but can only be linked to an existing one on mobile. We’ll have to wait a little longer before finding out more information about this.