Searching for WhatsApp in the App Store on an iPad would show the app is not compatible with the device. So if you want to use WhatsApp on an iPad, you would have to use WhatsApp Web. But, a report by WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo says that the company is working on a dedicated iPad app, and that it was able to try out the app as well. The report mentions WhatsApp for iPad has all the features of the regular mobile app and comes with a split interface with contacts on the left side and chats on the right. It supports both portrait and landscape mode.
WhatsApp app on iPad is also said to support voice calls and Touch ID. For calls, the information for a contact is shown on the right unlike the mobile app where you have to tap on the contact to get call information.
WABetaInfo also shared through a tweet that WhatsApp is working on a self-destructing photos feature for iOS and Android. This feature will reportedly be added in a future update. The screenshots in the tweet show a new option next to ‘Add a caption’ text box — that appears before you send an attached media file — on the WhatsApp app, clicking on which will make the media disappear once you leave that particular chat. WABetaInfo points out users could be able to take screenshots of the self-destructing photos as a feature to detect them has not been added. WhatsApp’s parent company Facebook isn’t new to this concept as it already allows users to send a disappearing photo or video on Instagram.