The desktop app will have better keyboard shortcuts, support for desktop notifications and more

With an all new desktop application you wont need your smartphone to chat on WhatsApp
news Technology Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 17:41

Popular messaging service WhatsApp has introduced desktop-app on Tuesday, which can now be downloaded from the WhatsApp website. The feature is available for Windows 8+ and Mac users 10.9+.

The desktop app is no too different from the web version of WhatsApp in the sense that you would still require that your phone and computer be connected to the internet to use it. However, WhatsApp has promised better experience with better keyboard shortcuts, desktop notifications among other things.

Interestingly, Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, doesn't have a desktop app for Messenger, its original IM service.

With the desktop app now available, the popular messaging service can compete with services such as WeChat and Telegram, which had launched desktop versions earlier.

It is also rumoured that WhatsApp is also looking to introduce new features like video calling and group chat soon.

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