In a response to their clients’ requests, WhatsApp for Web is now available for iPhone users, as well. The company has decided to launch the much-awaited iOS version of the Facebook-related app together with many mobile upgrades.
WhatsApp is an instant messaging app that has been developed by Facebook in 2009 as a much faster substitute for the smartphone versions of Messenger and Skype. Facebook’s new app has received good feedback from users ever since it was launched. However, only Android users have had the opportunity to use it so far because the app was not available for iOS devices until Wednesday.
At the beginning of the year, a new version of the app, WhatsApp Web was launched which enabled users to access the program through Google Chrome or their Android-based devices. Starting today, the app is also available on iPhone, giving users many more options to choose from.
In addition, developers have also released a Windows desktop version for customers, who do not necessarily use smartphones, be they Android or iOS related. The decision was made because Facebook did not want to ignore that significant percentage of people, who for some reason or another are bound to their PCs.
The Windows-based version has the same functions and options as the smartphone app. This means users simply have to download the version using the smartphone app and start messaging their friends. Several new organization features have been inserted giving users the possibility to group their friends in the contact list based on their preferences or their common interests.
Unlike other companies, who usually have a desktop version of their programs, Facebook used a different pattern for its WhatsApp. It started as a mobile application and gradually grew from there into an all-encompassing program that features versions for all possible devices.
The move has been praised by market analysts considering that WhatsApp is very popular among Internet users. The program is much easier to use and much faster than other instant messaging platforms. The newly launched versions could determine many more tech savvies to download the program, market analysts have concluded.
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