WhatsApp messenger could soon extend support to Windows and Mac with native clients.
After introducing ‘WhatsApp for Web’ feature last year, the company new seems to be working on desktop versions of the app for Windows and Mac OS X. A series of leaked screenshots show the early hint of WhatsApp’s native clients for Microsoft’s Windows OS and Apple’s Mac OS X.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 29, 2016
Twitter account @WABetaInfo, which keeps a track of upcoming features based on beta build changelogs, has posted a few screenshots, which indicate download buttons for Windows and Mac edition of WhatsApp. Although the formatting is broken at places, the language appears to be in line with what a standard software download page looks like, AndroidAuthority reports.
While all of this isn’t officially confirmed by the company, expanding the popular messaging service onto desktop operating systems could give WhatsApp an edge to compete with its rival, Telegram. If at all, OS X and Windows clients show up, they would work the same way as web and mobile versions — allowing users to login and sync conversation across devices using a single number.
WhatsApp is also rumored to add new features to the service, such as callback, video calling, voice mail, and the ability of sharing ZIP files. The company also recently turned on end-to-end encryption for its billion users. Other features added to the service over the past few months include the ability of bookmarking chat messages and the ability to add up to 256 members to a group.
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