Some of the important features of the Messenger for WhatsApp™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Messenger for WhatsApp™.
In short, Messenger for WhatsApp™ loads WhatsApp Web UI in toolbar popup and brings notifications for new conversations only.
4 Reasons to Use Messenger for WhatsApp™
Loads WhatsApp Web in toolbar popup UI.
Access all WhatsApp functions from toolbar popup.
Get badge notification for every new conversation.
Available for Firefox browser on all operating systems (Windows, Linux and Mac).
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Messenger for WhatsApp™?
Messenger for WhatsApp™ is a lite addon that opens WhatsApp Web in toolbar popup UI. For each new conversation, badge icon text will be updated (blue badge number). Please note that, this addon only notifies new conversations and does NOT count the individual chats within each conversation. Moreover, every time you open WhatsApp in toolbar popup, the UI will load WhatsApp again, so please be patient while WhatsApp is loading.
2. Can I open more than one WhatsApp Web page?
No, you can only have one WhatsApp Web UI loaded (either in toolbar popup or Tab). If you have WhatsApp loaded in toolbar popup UI while opening it in a new tab; WhatsApp will show you a message to close one application. You cannot keep both WhatsApp applications open at the same time.
3. How can I download the source code for Messenger for WhatsApp™?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. Will I get badge text notification if WhatsApp UI is closed from toolbar popup?
Yes, you will get badge text notification even if WhatsApp UI is closed. As mentioned above, please note that, badge text only updates for new conversations, and not separate chats.
5. How to add/remove the toolbar button in Firefox?
To add/remove the toolbar icon right-click on a free space in your Firefox toolbar and select "Customize...". Now you can drag and drop the button to a new position.
6. How to install Messenger for WhatsApp™ in your Firefox?
In order to install Messenger for WhatsApp™, head to Mozilla addon Store and click on "Add to Firefox" button. You need Firefox 57+ in order to get this addon.
7. How to uninstall Messenger for WhatsApp™ from your Firefox?
To uninstall Messenger for WhatsApp™ go to Firefox -> addons -> Messenger for WhatsApp™, then press on the Uninstall button.
8. Does this addon has options page?
No, this addon has no settings or options to adjust. All you need is available in toolbar popup UI.
9. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?
No, this addon is only available for Firefox desktop. In fact, there is no need for a separate addon in mobile browsers to load WhatsApp as all mobile devices have native WhatsApp applications.
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