WhatsApp to bring desktop app for OS X

Whatsapp desktop
3 May 2016

Android users have been able to use WhatsApp on desktop, and now, the messaging service is looking to broaden their scope by offering the extension further, with the launch of native apps for OS X and Windows.

There's some leaks of alleged screenshots regarding all this, which you can see here.

It looks like WhatsApp are also planning on an update where they offer video calling for users.

Seems like Facebook, who own WhatsApp, are very serious about taking on the competition with their app.

This follows the increased encryption that the messaging service rolled out to their users recently, as notified with a message that most people will have invariably ignored.

Of course, this amping up of security is irritating many authorities, and this week, Brazilian authorities have ordered telecoms companies to block access WhatsApp for 72 hours.

The reason for the order is not known due to legal secrecy in an ongoing case in the Sergipe state court, according to a report at the Guardian.

In a statement, WhatsApp that they are "disappointed at the decision", adding that this decision "punishes more than 100 million users who depend upon us to communicate themselves, run their business and more, just to force us to hand over information that we don't have."

TOPICS:   Mobile   Technology   Privacy

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