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WhatsApp working on native Windows and Mac apps

After launching WhatsApp on web, the company may be working on native apps for Windows and Mac.

Twitter account WABetaInfo found screenshots of WhatsApp translation website where you can see references to download links for Windows and Mac applications.

You can see these screenshots. #WhatsApp #Mac #Windows #NativeClient #iOS #Android #WP #Blackberry #Symbian #Nokia pic.twitter.com/AKja58zf5C

WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 29, 2016

It’s not clear why WhatsApp would want to invest in developing native apps when it already has a web client, which is easier to develop, can be updated automatically anytime they want without the user having to download anything, and also support uploading files and desktop notifications in browsers like Chrome and Safari. Only reason one can think of is support for audio calls, which is currently not possible with the web client and can be achieved with the native app.

We are not sure yet how far the desktop apps are in terms of development.

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