WhatsApp in Sidebar

WhatsApp in Sidebar

Displays WhatsApp in the sidebar, provides customizable keyboard shortcut and toggle button. Follow my step-by-step guide to unlock the sidebar width on GitHub.

WhatsApp in Sidebar
What is WhatsApp in Sidebar?
"WhatsApp in Sidebar" is a Firefox add-on allowing users to integrate WhatsApp web directly into the browser's sidebar for convenient access. It features a customizable keyboard shortcut (default Alt+Shift+W) for toggling the sidebar, the option to adjust the shortcut via add-on settings, and a toolbar button for those preferring a mouse click to a keyboard command. Additionally, the developer provides a guide to unlock the sidebar width for an enhanced user experience. This add-on simplifies the process of staying connected on WhatsApp while browsing other web content.
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Stats
Users: 2,222 ▲ 57
Rating: 3.83 (6)
Version: 2.1.2 (Last updated: 2024-04-26)
Creation date: 2023-03-07
Weekly download count: 325
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 29.80K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Introduction
This Firefox Extension displays the WhatsApp within the Firefox sidebar. It adds a new section to the sidebar which contains the WhatsApp web app. It also provides a shortcut, and toggle button.

How to Use
Toggle the sidebar by pressing Alt+Shift+W. This shortcut can be changed by going to Add-ons -> WhatsApp in Sidebar -> Options. If you prefer buttons over shortcuts, there is a toolbar button you can press to toggle the sidebar.

How to Unlock Firefox Sidebar Width
The sidebar's width is locked by default in Firefox. Unfortunately, the sidebar is very restricted and I can only do so much to enhance the functionality of this extension. I put together a step-by-step guide on how to unlock the sidebar width on my Blog.

Acknowledgments
Icons used for all my extensions are part of UXWing's collection. Take a look at their license.

Disclaimer
This extension is an independent project, has no relationship, and is not affiliated to WhatsApp or Meta in any way. This extension is primarily for personal use; a personal project if you will. This add-on only launches their web app in the sidebar.

User reviews


Very useful and convenient :)
by Some, 2024-04-24
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Safety
Risk impact

WhatsApp in Sidebar is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

WhatsApp in Sidebar is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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