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WhatsApp supposedly coming to Windows, OS X

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WhatsAppWhatsApp currently is the most popular mobile messenger, and there is hardly anyone with a smartphone who doesn't use it. One may wonder that there is still no app for PCs. One can of course use WhatsApp for Web, but a native program still has yet to be rolled out.

The situation is set to change soon if current reports are anything to go by. On Twitter, user WABetaInfo has shown some screenshots with text snippets. It is certainly quit eimpossible to say if the supposed screenshots show the real thing, but it certainly would be about time that WhatsApp responds to requests from the community and roll out a native app, in addition to the Web version. Numerous are utilising programs such as the Harvester Messenger (Windows) or Franz (Windows, OS X, Linux) to use WhatsApp outside of a browser on their desktops and notebooks.

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WhatsApp could certainly use a native app to keep a handle on the user experience . However, some questions still remain unanswered. One may ask why WhatsApp simply wouldn't offer a universal app for Windows that would run on all Windows platforms, including Windows 10 Mobile and the Xbox One. So far, the Facebook subsidiary has yet to give any sort of comment on the situation.