Facebook owned WhatsApp will now be coming to a very familiar place i.e. your desktop. The company said that its app would now be available at Windows and Mac OS.
According to WhatsApp blog, stated, “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. Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.”
The company further informed, in addition to the currently available apps for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Nokia and others; the company said that the apps are also available for Microsoft’s Windows 8 and above, and for Mac OS X 10.9 and above. The move came after WhatsApp made its messaging service available on the web, a year ago.
According to Wall Street Journal, by making itself visible on Windows and Mac, the app with more than billion users is now present on every major operating system, along with its existence at Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android and others.
WhatsApp, which has now become a complete cross platform messaging service, poses a major threat to the competitions, i.e. Apple’s iMessage and Microsoft’s Skype to name a few.
As the company added, “Just like WhatsApp Web, the new desktop app lets you message with friends and family while your phone stays in your pocket.”
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