WhatsApp launches the desktop app for Windows and Mac, giving more than one billion users yet another way to access the messaging platform.
To start things off, it should be pointed out that WhatsApp can already be used via the Web before this went official, but it has a catch: Users can only use the messaging app there when their smartphones are on.
As everyone can imagine, that's not exactly appealing to the users, but at any rate, the desktop version pretty much offers the same features without the hitch, including the function to sync every conversation and message from the smartphone.
Now, this development comes hot on the heels of when leaked documents about it made rounds online on Twitter courtesy of WABetaInfo. Needless to say, the reports held true.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 29, 2016
Long story short, WhatsApp users can now communicate with their friends and family a whole deal easier thanks to this desktop rollout.
"Today we're introducing a desktop app so you have a new way to stay in touch anytime and anywhere - whether on your phone or computer at home or work," the company says.
A quick word on other related news: the messaging app is expected to get video calling along with several other features in the foreseeable future.
The WhatsApp desktop app is available via direct download, but it should be noted that it'll only work with Windows 8 or later versions and OS X 10.9 or newer.
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