WhatsApp may soon release desktop version that doesn’t require your phone.
As most of you already know, WhatsApp is a popular social media app that allows people to text and make calls with the use of the internet. A new desktop version of this app was made available back in 2015, however it is only usable if you have your smartphone connected to the web.
But users may rejoice as now it seems that an updated version is in the works, which will change the status quo.
According to reliable WhatsApp leak source WABetaInfo, it is possible that the company is in the process of developing what is called the Universal Windows Platform app, meaning that the app will have a multiplatform system that will work independently of your smartphone.
The app currently has 1.5 billion users active worldwide and this update is a big deal. With this change it will still allow its users to still stay in contact even when their phone is unavailable.
Besides this leak, The Next Web reported that other information is not yet available regarding when this feature might be released. (sal/kes)
In 2015, WhatsApp released a web version that mirrored the conversation from the mobile app. To use it, though, you still needed to have your phone connected to the internet. But that might soon change.
Reliable WhatsApp leaker account WABetaInfo tweeted the company might be developing a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app along with a new multi-platform system that will work even when your phone’s off.
This can be a big deal for the chat app that has more than 1.5 billion active users worldwide. It can help you stay in touch with the people on your contact list when you’re on the move, but your phone’s running out of juice. This is similar to the way Telegram works.
There’s no information on when this feature will be available, but we’ll keep an eye out for you.
WhatsApp: from millions to billions
A few years ago, WhatsApp had approximately 450 million users around the world. Today, the estimated number of users has doubled, reaching, in February 2016, a total of one billion, a record that until now has not obtained any other messaging service. In 2014, WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook, whose Facebook Messenger service currently has about 800 million users.
The most important data about WhatsApp are summarized in:
Currently, WhatsApp has more than one billion users.
More than 42 billion messages are sent daily.
Additionally: 1.6 billion photos
and 25 million videos.
Online marketing has already fixed its attention on the potential of the huge target audience of WhatsApp for its commercial strategies. If you want to know more information about it, visit our guide on chatbots.
In it we show you how companies use these computer programs to keep in touch with potential customers.