Everything started in 2009 when WhatsApp Inc. was released on the App Store for iPhones. In 2010, the messaging app was also released for Android OS. In 2014 WhatsApp Inc. sold the app to Facebook for US$19 billion.
It was 2015 when Facebook decided to make a PC extension of their smartphone app WhatsApp. WhatsApp Web appeared and was made possible through the help of a web client. The distinctiveness of WhatsApp Web is that the user’s device must be connected to the internet and also turned on. As long as these two conditions are met, WhatsApp Web functions without problem.
It is worth mentioning that WhatsApp web works with all browsers, with the exception of Internet Explorer.
What changes will be made to WhatsApp Web?
A little while ago, Facebook announced that it plans to change some features of WhatsApp Web in order to make it easier to use. The features that will be changed are that smartphones will no longer be required to sync with through a web browser in order for WhatsApp Web to function.
Rumour has it that the company that owns WhatsApp is possible to develop a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application. This new Universal Windows Platform app might be able to function on an entirely new multi-platform system despite the fact your phone is turned off or not connected to the web app. Another interesting feature the app might present is that it can synchronize with a multi-platform system in order to permit to log in into the WhatsApp account on various devices.
An interesting fact about this app is that WhatsApp has more than doubled the users in India, from around 200 million users in 2017 to over 400 million users in 2019. People around the world use WhatsApp as the primary messaging app, alongside Facebook Messenger.
Daniel Kiss is the senior editor for News Lair. Daniel was working as a writer since he finished high-school, first for local papers then he started online, nowadays he likes to write about the latest games and tech innovations.