Head of WhatsApp on releasing an iPad app: ‘We’d love to do it’

Alex Heath

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

WhatsApp’s chief has a message for those who have been clamoring for a native iPad app: don’t give up hope.

“People have wanted an iPad app for a long time.” Will Cathcart, the head of WhatsApp at its parent company Meta, told The Verge during an interview this week tied to a new US marketing push for the messaging app. “We’d love to do it.”

Like Instagram for the iPad, a version of WhatsApp for Apple’s tablet has long alluded users despite being a heavily requested feature. And while Cathcart wouldn’t go so far as to commit to the release of an iPad version, his comments suggest it’s possible that one will be built in the near future, especially now that WhatsApp has built the underlying technology needed for such a client to work.


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