WhatsApp may launch fully developed desktop edition

WhatsApp's smartphone features could appear on a desktop version without the need of a smartphone

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WhatsApp may launch fully developed desktop edition Rumours suggest Facebook-owned WhatsApp plans to create a full-fledged desktop application for Windows and Mac operating systems
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  May 9, 2016

WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular mobile chat application right now, but rumours have surfaced that the chat platform is branching towards a full-fledged desktop application.

Currently WhatsApp can be accessed on a PC through a web client running in the browser, but there are limitations, such as the smartphone must always be connected to the Internet and the browser must stay open.

According to rumours, Facebook-owned WhatsApp plans to create a full-fledged desktop application for Windows and Mac operating systems. This could suggest current WhatsApp features on smartphones, including document sharing and voice calls could appear on the desktop version.

Images having references to this WhatsApp desktop application has been tweeted to a Twitter account, which was aiming to track changes in WhatsApp beta build. However, this account is not officially affiliated with WhatsApp.

Despite the leaked images, WhatsApp has not confirmed this development.

WhatsApp has been undergoing an array of changes lately, from the roll-out of its end-to-end chat encryption to document exchange, but the company recently announced it plans to add voicemail, call-back options and ZIP file sharing support.

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