Lately, rumors have been soaring that Facebook will be developing a WhatsApp version that will run on a native desktop client for Windows and Mac as a means to further expand the usage of its very popular messaging system.
According to images tweeted by WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp version is being developed for several desktop operating systems like Mac and Windows. However, the text in the photos is in Japanese and some are still in the process of translating phrases from it that might reveal more details about WhatApp’s new venture.
Nothing related to the leaks has been confirmed so far about the parent company even though users have asked for more information and details repeatedly, and, as a result, there’s no way of knowing if a WhatsApp app will be released at all for desktop.
Some user have even wondered why would WhatsApp even do this, as it already has an online variant that works wonderfully in terms of sending messages and images to friends. All you have to do is use a browser and that’s it!
Although a desktop version might include features like voice and video calls, which is something that has been rumored to be included in the next WhatsApp update for mobile phones.
But that can be easily achieved online as well. So far, the only advantage a desktop version might have in comparison to the online version is that it would remove the need to open a browser and keep it open for the duration of the conversation and it would also eliminate the need to scan the WhatsApp Web QR code that’s required to connect your account to the browser.
This move would be better suited for messaging apps such as Skype, Facebook Messenger or Slack.
At this point, given the ever-expanding plans Facebook has for WhatApp, it’s hard to see how well this will play out in the future for Messenger.
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