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WhatsApp Gets a Desktop Avatar

It is the sign of the changing times. Convergence is the way to go in the digital world. Less than a year ago, the social media giant Facebook had bought the mobile messaging service WhatsApp for around $19 billion! Now Facebook is going for a major makeover for the app. Going forward you can access WhatsApp on your desktop or laptop PCs.

This would basically be a mirror of the app on your phone and you would still need an Internet-connected phone. All your message though will reside on your phone and the desktop would just be an interface for you to send and receive messages. This is presently available for the Google Chrome browser and there are plans to include the Apple iOS platform too.

To get your WhatsApp messages on your desktop all you need to do is

  • Open the website https://web.whatsapp.com in your chrome browser
  • You will see a QR code which you need to scan inside of WhatsApp
  • WhatsApp web client will now be paired with WhatsApp on your phone

Your phone always needs to be connected to the Internet for the web client to work. Make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on your phone. This latest development shows the growing influence of the mobile messaging services in the grand scheme of digital communication.

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Team Position2

January 22, 2015

By Team Position2