WhatsApp for iPad is on the way!
• Is WhatsApp for iPad a web app? No, it’s a native app!
• Will WhatsApp for iPad work independently? Yes.
• Is WhatsApp for iPad already available? No.
• WhatsApp beta for iPad? If you have WhatsApp beta for iOS, you will automatically have the iPad version in the future. https://t.co/aQYBBtW7Sb
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) August 21, 2021
In developing markets where WhatsApp is used often because of the lack of widespread internet connectivity, the app helps Facebook grow. And eventually, Zuckerberg believes that WhatsApp will be making money hands over fist as phone calls are replaced by messaging on mobile devices. Still, there are many who believe that Facebook seriously overpaid for WhatsApp especially since there are no ads on the platform.
Zuckerberg still expects Facebook to monetize WhatsApp
In case you were wondering, WhatsApp subscribers send 100 billion messages every day and two billion users interact with the messaging app each month. And the growth continues. App specialists Sensor Tower say that WhatsApp was downloaded 13 million times in April of this year. That represents an 18.2% increase on a sequential basis.
WhatsApp is more popular among iOS users than Android users and is available in over 180 countries on the planet. It is banned in China, Cuba, Syria, Iran, the UAE, North Korea, and Qatar. However, in some of those countries only voice and video calls are not allowed and users can still send text messages.
And now, iPad users are getting closer to using the messaging app with their tablets not only via multi-device, but also through a WhatsApp for iPad app.