WhatsApp Web goes live for Firefox and Opera users

Back in January, WhatsApp users got a nice surprise when the service pushed out a version of desktop-based WhatsApp for Android. It wasn’t quite the desktop WhatsApp we’d been hoping for (it still relies on your phone to send the messages) but it did offer liberation from the small touchscreens on which we were used to tapping away.

When WhatsApp Web launched, it was Chrome-only. If that excluded you from its use for some reason, today brings yet more good news: WhatsApp Web is now available for Firefox and Opera users. The news was confirmed with a quick tweet and a screenshot of all three supported browser logos inside the WhatsApp Web interface.

Unfortunately, the questions of iOS support remains unanswered. WhatsApp said last month that “Apple platform limitations” were holding back WhatsApp Web for iPhone users. The company has yet to offer any update on what those platform limitations might be and how it plans to get around them (or if it plans to get around them).

Still, the appearance of WhatsApp Web goes hand-in-hand with the IM services’s ever expanding list of features. The company last week flicked the switch on a calling functionality within its app. Activations seem to have stopped for now and no official announcement has been made about the feature so far.