Most recently, WhatsApp is one of the leading messaging clients and it just got a lot better. Other than the fact that application is supported on all mobile platforms, WhatsApp has launched a web-client that makes it easy to synchronize your phone and use WhatsApp for PC.
Unlike other messaging application, WhatsApp Web is simple. Though the application has certain restrictions that allow it work with devices, you will need:
- A phone running on Windows Phone, Nokia S60, BlackBerry, or Android. WhatsApp Web is not allowed in iPhone because it does not allow push notifications and background multitasking, conferring to Verge. This is yet another reason why, rather than going for an iPhone, you should consider going for an Android Phone.
- Google Chrome.
WhatsApp Web works on Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows but is exclusively supports the Google Chrome Web Browser. It has been established that it is the fastest browser but seemingly WhatsApp developers believe that it has the most preferred push notifications system, conferring to GigaOm. In our opinion, it sounds like a weak excuse to have Chrome restricted, making it sounds like there is more to the story than what meets our knowledge. Nonetheless, it is compatible with other browsers whose design is based on chrome, like Opera, which is a simpler and faster Chrome. It is advised that you take note that if you intend on using it at work, download a portable version of chrome.
- You will need to update your WhatsApp on the app store for your smartphone or perhaps have the latest version installed.
- It is important that you ensure that your phone is connected to the internet at all times
The messaging application being criticized for its lack of security the previous year inspired them to make the addition of an end-to-end encryption of all messages. The new WhatsApp for PC employs similar technology and it depends on your phone on all the messages that are transferred. In addition, you can always inspect which browser your phone is connected to at any point in time and have the browser disabled if you wish.