Whatsapp will soon be available for your desktop. Apparently, Pavel Durov, co-founder of rival messaging app Telegram, in an interview said that he thinks that Whatsapp is working on a Web version similar to web.telegram.org, since they tried to hire Telegram’s web developer, as reported by Firstpost.
Though the company hasn’t made an official announcement about it. People are already using Whatsapp on desktop using services like Bluestacks and AirDroid.
According to AndroidWorld.nl, a Dutch website ‘WhatsApp Web’ has been mentioned inside the code of a recent WhatsApp update. The code also mentions logging in to a web service along with references to tracking statuses online.
Whatsapp has 600 million active users globally out of which 70 million active users are in India. Presently it is the only a mobile messaging app which does not support desktop versions like Telegram, Viber and Wechat.
Whereas, its rival Telegram claims to have 50 million monthly active users and almost 1 million new signups every week.
The move from mobile only to a omni-medium app might work out for Whatsapp since like mentioned above, users who are more comfortable typing on their laptops or desktops are seeking other ways to do so. These days since everyone is following the mobile first strategy since its one touch point where the consumers are always available, Facebook too launched a stand alone messenger and is building apps with different use-cases. With Whatsapp being a mobile only application as of now, how many takers will the reported desktop version have is yet to be seen.
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