If you want to use use the popular WhatsApp messaging service on your iPad or Mac, use the web interface version to solve it. That could change if a reliable leaker is correct in reporting that the Whatsapp iPad & Mac version are in development.
It’s less than ideal to use the web interface, not least because there’s a single device limit.
That means you have to reconnect and authenticate all over again if you switch from one web browser to another or switch devices.
But that nightmare could come to a close with WABetainfo saying that after years of users calling for exactly that to happen, WhatsApp is getting ready to launch new native iPad and Mac apps.
Hard details about apps aren’t easy to get through, and handling the end-to-end encryption known to WhatsApp and its users will be a big test for app makers. However, just the fact that this is all in the works is good news.