It has been reported that WhatsApp is removing the need to have WhatsApp logged in on your phone to use WhatsApp Web. Here’s why we are excited.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly running on a desktop version of the app that may enable users to use the messaging program even when the phone is not connected to the internet. The information comes from a good leaker WABetaInfo, which challenged that WhatsApp is developing a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) that would work even when the phone is off.
For those who don’t know; WhatsApp can be located on a computer via WhatsApp Web app for PC or web.whatsapp.com address on a browser. All you require to do is login in the WhatsApp Web, and you will be able to get and send messages via PC without the need to affect your phone.
However, to use WhatsApp on PC, you need to have WhatsApp placed on your phone, and the device must have internet connectivity.
WhatsApp Web has always been a protector for office goers who attach to their computer screens all day running for work. The platform gives you access to your WhatsApp chats and contacts on your computer screen and saves you from the need to pick up your phone to read or forward messages, be it personal or professional.
You can also have two or more separate WhatsApp logins on the same computer. Just use another account on your browser or open Hidden mode to access more than one WhatsApp account on the PC.
If you use WhatsApp for office work more than personal chats, the ability to access your chat additions on your computer comes handy. You can send an image from your phone to a conversation and download it on your PC with just a single click. Sending documents and sheets via WhatsApp Web is as simple as sending an image.
The only drawback of WhatsApp Web is its reliance on the phone. The platform is not like a standalone service but more of a synchronisation feature. It works as long as WhatsApp is accessible on your phone, meaning you cannot access it when your phone battery runs out or the mobile internet connection is not working.
It will keep on going without the need to have your phone connected to the internet for the whole day. So, you will not need an active internet connection on your mobile or give those data-hungry background running apps a chance to gobble up MBs. Also, there will be no occasional waiting to send an attachment when your phone turns off because of low battery.
So far, WhatsApp Web is going in the right direction, and that also includes its Universal Windows Platform. Earlier, it was reported that WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow users to have the same WhatsApp account on multiple platforms concurrently without having to be removed from the previous device. The way Facebook Messenger can be accessed on different platforms simultaneously, it could allow WhatsApp to be accessed across multiple platforms as well.