Could WhatsApp Be Coming To Computers? – Gadget Insurance Blog

Might We See A Desktop Based WhatsApp In 2015?

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In what can be regarded as one of the most successful apps to date, WhatsApp can be used on your computer!

Remember text messages? Not many do as WhatsApp took the world by storm. All you needed was a decent internet connection to your mobile phone for access to unlimited messaging, media transferring and contacts storage. The app boasts an audience of over 500,000,000 as of December 2014. However the one factor holding back the app is that it’s limited to mobile devices. there are bootleg versions online tailored for computers, but best hold off until an official version is released. Any attempt to emulate the software can result in data being stolen. Something Gadget insurance advises not to risk by any means.

The app boasts an audience of over 500,000,000 as of December 2014. Gadget Insurance
has stumbled upon AndroidWorld.nl. Apparently they discovered references to a web based version of the app tailored for PC. They claim it will be named “WhatsApp Web”. While there is no solid confirmation or a date set as of yet, it would make sense for this to be the next step in the app’s development. A main competitor, Telegram, launched a similar web based version of their messenger service.

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What Do We Know?

With little information so far we can not be certain of the future of WhatsApp. From the sparse info AndroidWorld gathered, it will onlu be compatible with Chrom OS or willl work as a dedicated chrome exclusive app on a Windows platform. Similar to what Google has done with its Hangouts application for Windows. It will not be installed on the computer as a seperate software but as an extension of the chrome web browser.

To login to your account through the plugin, you will have to scan a QR code with your smartphone. This is a similar method to Telegram requiring users to access their messages on their computers.