WhatsApp’s Upcoming Desktop App Will Work Without A Phone

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WhatsApp QR Code Scanning for Web version

WhatsApp first released a web version of its popular messaging app back in 2015. But to use it, one needs to have their phone connected to the Internet. As most users know already, users have to authenticate their account on computers by scanning a QR code on the web client through the built-in camera functionality within the WhatsApp application on their phone. However, soon that will be a thing of the past.

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new version of its desktop app that will work without authenticating with a phone. According to a recent tweet by WABetaInfo, the new desktop client is based on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and, will enable users to use it even when their phone’s not connected to the internet.

In addition, WhatsApp is also reportedly working on a multi-platform system that would allow users to access their chats and profiles on more than one device with the same account. The multi-platform system will also work in synchronization with WhatsApp’s UWP so that you are able to use one account on different devices.

It’s not immediately clear when the new features will make their way to end-users, but it is said that it will be rolled out to both Android and iPhone users.

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  1. Llodza

    This is interesting news. I think users need to authenticate for the first time and also to have a way to see if you are connected on other devices so that you can log off when you have your phone to avoid unauthorised access and use

  2. Roe

    Kiss your security good bye