WhatsApp For WEB: WhatsApp announced today that it has launched a native desktop app that’s available on both Windows and Mac devices. The Facebook-owned company said that it supports desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more. All messages are synced with WhatsApp’s mobile devices as well.
To log in to the app, you'll need to scan a QR code using the WhatsApp mobile app. Once you do, all your chats will load. Benefits of using the web app include desktop notifications and access to all your favorite keyboard shortcuts. In a quick session with the app, I found it fast and responsive. A desktop app may feel like a small thing, but messaging apps derive part of their power from ubiquity, the more places you can access them, the more often you'll use them.
Having a desktop app certainly will make communicating not only with loved ones but friends and business associates much easier, especially when your messages as synced. It’s now more on par with competitors like Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Telegram to have a native desktop tool. WhatsApp has more than 1 billion users already. As of today, they have one more reason to keep it open all day.
WhatsApp is currently testing out B2C accounts , which would give it a new revenue source after dropping its 99 cent annual subscription fee.