Not too long ago WhatsApp released an online version of its insanely popular instant messaging client that’s already available for a wide variety of platforms, this meant that people could just fire up their browsers if they wanted to use WhatsApp without having to pick up a mobile device. Initially the web client was restricted to work with Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Opera only but soon support for WhatsApp’s web version will be added to Microsoft Edge.
Those who are wondering whether the online version of WhatsApp supports Internet Explorer they won’t like the answer: it doesn’t.
Microsoft didn’t say if Internet Explorer will receive support at some point but it has confirmed that work is underway to add support to Microsoft Edge, the all new browser that debuted with Windows 10. It was previously known by its codename Project Spartan.
Microsoft Program Managers Greg Whitworth and David Storey mentioned on Twitter that they’ve been talking with WhatsApp engineers about bringing support to Microsoft Edge but don’t provide a timeframe in which we can expect this to happen.
This is no doubt good news for those who want to use WhatsApp within the browser on Windows 10 and use Edge for this purpose, but they’ll have to wait for a bit for it becomes a reality.