WhatsApp is an instant messaging service that started as a mobile application for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android phones; Then, popular versions such as WhatsApp Web (browsers), Windows or MacOS (computers) and new native apps for smart watches and tablets arrived.
WhatsApp has a serious problem with folding cell phones, those devices that expand their screen, because the mobile app does not fit properly in this type of device and it is not comfortable to send messages, so Meta decided to create a new tool called “parallel view .”
It is also known as “WhatsApp Web mode”, why? After activating the mentioned function, your account on the “foldable device” will adapt to the appearance similar to the version for browsers, on the left side is your list of chats, while on the right is a conversation screen .
This is how you can enable “WhatsApp Web mode” in the mobile app
- First, check that WhatsApp has no pending updates on the Google Play Store, on your foldable device of course.
- Now, open the application and click on the three dots icon (top right) > “Settings”.
- The next step is to click on the section that says “Chats”.
- Then, turn on the switch labeled “Parallel View.”
- Finally, expand the smartphone screen> automatically your chat list will be placed on the left and the conversation on the right.
- It is very useful for chatting more comfortably.
What functions you can’t do on WhatsApp Web
In WhatsApp Web, although it offers many of the main functions of the mobile application, there are some limitations and actions that you cannot do:
- Upload statuses directly from PC.
- Share your location with your contacts.
- Check mobile data usage.
- Add a new contact.
- Add filters to the photos you upload in statuses.
- Create a new group.
It is important to note that WhatsApp Web is primarily designed as an extension of the mobile version and offers a convenient way to access and respond to your messages from a computer, so some of the more advanced features remain exclusive to the mobile app.