WhatsApp For Desktop: Launched for Windows and Mac
Whatsapp for desktop is announced on Wednesday and now you can use WhatsApp on your computer with the new desktop apps for Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.9.
Though it’s the leading messaging application in the world with more than 1 billion active users, WhatsApp has for years stand leading on mobile phones. The important move is, when WhatsApp launched its first apps (whatsapp for desktop) on Wednesday.
Whatsapp for desktop app/tool sync with a WhatsApp user’s account on their mobile device, once they’ve downloaded on desktop and scanned a QR code from inside Settings > “WhatsApp Web” on the mobile app. Here’s the download link for whatsapp desktop tool.
WhatsApp has made itself available on desktop before, through a web client called web.whatsApp. The company launched that service in January 2015, initially for Android and Windows Phone users, before adding support for iOS users as well.
But its new desktop apps/tool offer more inherent support, the ability to use keyboard short-cuts, and the ability to have messages open in a separate window as opposed to being in a browser.
WhatsApp’s entry onto the desktops of millions of its users could set a competitive threat for other messaging apps that have done well on desktop till now, such as Slack.
Chat apps in general are becoming more and more popular in business environments as a kind of shadow IT in enterprise, because they’re quicker, ease and more efficient to use than email.Though Slack is primarily used as a workplace communication tool and WhatsApp is associated with chatting between friends and family, WhatsApp’s group texting is still used by many businesses and organizations by virtue of its enormous popularity.
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