Facebook seems to have completed the gaps, as iPhone users can finally use What’s Up Web, a feature that was previously unavailable for iOS. The web service of one of the most popular instant messaging apps was released and Windows Phones, Android devices and BlackBerry in January, but left Apple products behind.
Due to their “limitations”, it has led the company to allow a synchronization between their phones and computers only eight months after most other devices have already learned its use. But now, What’s Up Web has introduced the ability of iPhone fans to successfully use the application on their computers or laptops, including the Safari web browser.
In order to use the service, any potential user needs to head over to their website and scan the QR code via the mobile app. It will then immediately synchronize both apps and will make the instant messaging software available on your computer screen as well.
Perhaps it has been a while since desktop messengers have lost their power. Smart phones are now holding the future in their hands, and with it, they have become first priority for most communication software. However, computers and laptops are not yet forgotten.
Facebook acquired the popular instant messaging application only a few years ago, and it now has around 800 million users worldwide. It can be easily said that most smart phone owners have used or at very least heard of the app that is now gaining ground among its competition.
Similar to how Viber offered its web services in spite of starting as a mobile app, What’s Up is now following in suit and making sure it’s covering all the possible platform. Apple products are just the last ones entering the fold.
By venturing to the website, users can now see a similar interface that will allow them to use the well-known functions they have on their mobile phones. There is, of course, the catch that they need to be constantly connected to the internet. Meaning that if you’re running a WiFi connection on your laptop, once it’s disabled, you will be signed off What’s Up Web.
It now stands to question how many other instant messaging services will be following in suit. Desktop version could certainly make a comeback, but it’s unlikely that they will take back the title from smart phones. After all, nothing says instant messaging like casually doing it from your phone, wherever you are.
The company’s spokesman, however, have announced that the What’s Up Web feature for iPhones will be coming in gradually, so some might need to wait a little longer than others.
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