At this point in the movie, absolutely everyone knows what WhatsApp is. What not everyone knows is that the instant messaging and chat app is not only designed to work on Android smartphones and iPhones, but also can be installed on a PC to be used from the desktop with its official application and not with developments from third companies.
Downloading the WhatsApp client for Windows is a reality
Thus a claim of the users of the application who demanded to be able to chat from the PC just as other alternatives to WhatsApp such as Telegram, LINE or Facebook Messenger have previously allowed. With WhatsApp Messenger for computer we will carry out practically any action that we can do from the phone.
Follow your mobile chat conversations on your computer.
How does WhatsApp work on the computer?
Do you remember WhatsApp Web, the web version of the app? Well, it is similar. If the webapp version worked from a browser window in which you had to read a QR code with the phone by selecting the option Web in settings, here it is similar: you run the application and with the phone you read the QR code. In reality it is nothing more than a browser dedicated exclusively to the chat program.
All your contacts and conversations will be present in the same way as on the smartphone, so you can continue conversations that you left halfway. The downside of this version is that you need to have the phone connected and with an active data connection.
Forget weird stories like Plus, Desktop and others: this is the official app.
This Windows version of WhatsApp has the following main features and functions:
- Send messages to your contacts.
- Manage your groups.
- Send photos and videos located on the hard drive or taken with the webcam.
- Configure your user options.
- Record voice messages with your computer’s microphone.
- Save conversations directly to your PC.
- Sober and functional design interface.
- Search for text within your conversations.
- Receive notifications on your desktop.
You won’t need to be on the phone; your announcements and conversations now on the desktop.
As you can see it is nothing more than a mere export from the application to the computer desktop. So you’re going to continue without knowing who your partner whatsapp or who your friend is chatting with … stop trying to spy, go.
How many users does WhatsApp have?
What is surprising is that this version for Windows took so long. More than anything because we are talking about world’s most popular chat program according to the data offered by the company: more than one billion users reached in February 2016. It is the majority in many countries, including Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany.
The data is striking because the company was acquired by Facebook for the not inconsiderable figure of 21,000 million dollars (distributed in money and shares of the social network) that has its Messenger, also installed in hundreds of millions of smartphones. In other words, Facebook controls a very high percentage of mobile communications around the world.
What’s new in the latest version
- Users in India will be able to send money through WhatsApp.