Web-based WhatsApp: Coming soon?

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Could the developers of WhatsApp be working on a web based version that will run in a web browser? That’s what some hidden code suggests.

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According to Cool Smartphone, some coders on code-sharing website Github have been tearing apart the latest Android release of the popular messaging app, and have spotted some interesting references.

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Note the bit highlighted in red about “web sessions”. At the moment WhatsApp only works through a mobile phone app – but the reference to browsers and web sessions strongly suggests that developers have at least been considering a version of the messenger that will you’ll be able to access on your computer, or phone without an app installed.

Such a move would make sense for owners Facebook too – as it would bring WhatsApp up to speed not only with stablemate Facebook Messenger, but the likes of Google Hangouts and Apple iMessage too.

We’ll keep you posted.

James O’Malley

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