WhatsApp is planning a desktop version of its service to be called WhatsApp Web, Dutch blog AndroidWorld.nl has reported.
More than 600 million people around the world have downloaded WhatsApp to their mobile devices. But what is one to do when he either does not have a smartphone or is at work where he cannot use it and wants to message people on the service?
This is why the company may be developing a desktop version of its app; even though, the world seems to be moving to wireless everything these days.
AndroidWorld says that it found evidence of the new project while sifting through code connected to the current Android smartphone app. It wrote that, “We have seen different versions of the app WhatsApp. When we present Play Store version (2.11.432) and the website version of 9 December (2.11.471) with each other, we see them come back interesting things.”
Here is a copy of the code which was published:
“You cannot place a WhatsApp call if you’re already on a phone call.”
Are you sure you want to log out from all computers?
Logged in computers
Log out from all computers
Location is not available
Visit %s on your computer
“Started in %1$s %2$s”
Last active %s
Last active today at %s
Last active yesterday at %s
The search began, apparently, after the owner of a WhatsApp rival messaging app Telegram, Pavel Durov, told TechCrunch that he suspected such a desktop service was being developed.
WhatsApp, which is now owned by Facebook, is also planning on offering users a unique login rather than using their Facebook logins to access the new website. This, it seems, is so not to alienate any of their users who are not also on Facebook.