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Not many have expected this, but WhatsApp have released a version of this application for computers that run on Windows OS and OS X. This way, users are now able to send messages, video and images directly from their computer.

WhatsApp For PC

The downside of the WhatsApp desktop version is that the application is similar to the WhatsApp Web feature. In other words, if you have used the WhatsApp Web feature via the browser on your computer, this application is similar. However, you will not need to open a browser anymore and head to Instead, you will just have to open the application, scan the QR code using your smartphone and you’re good to go.

Unfortunately, this means that the new desktop application works by mirroring conversations (including videos, images or messages) that you receive on your smartphone. With other words, your smartphone will need to be connected to the internet and the WhatsApp application will need to be open on it.

Viber for PC

After installing the Viber application on your computer, you will need to log into your Viber account. You will be able to do this only after you create a Viber account on your smartphone. However, the desktop application will function independently, which means that your smartphone will not need to be connected to the internet. This is a big plus for Viber for PC application and we think that because of this, the desktop version of Viber is better than the desktop version of WhatsApp.

In addition, you will be able to make Video Calls and use stickers in messages you send. There is also an option that allows you to transfer ongoing calls between various devices.


It is not hard to see that when it comes to the PC version of the application, Viber is way better than WhatsApp. The developers of WhatsApp will need to bring an “independent” application for PC version. Hopefully, the Video Calling feature will make its way to the WhatsApp application sometime soon and we will see it in the WhatsApp for PC version as well.