Messaging platform WhatsApp is allegedly working on a proper desktop application. It is being reported that the Facebook-owned platform is currently working with Microsoft. If it turns out to be true, then a WhatsApp Windows app could be launched soon.
WhatsApp is also one of the few apps which receive consistent updates in Windows smartphones. According to a Windows Central report, a WhatsApp Windows app for desktop is actually in the wraps. This was further elucidated by The Next Web.
On Behance, a concept art for a UWP version of WhatsApp appeared which has already been removed. It looked like a native Windows app. It had UWP design.
Moreover, a description of the project hinted that both the companies are working together.
WhatsApp has also released a new feature for both Android and iOS smartphone users, called Predicted Upload. It makes it easier and faster for people to send and upload images to their contacts. Predicted Upload will start uploading an image to the server in advance. it predicts photos that an individual will probably send. When a user will select photos to send, he or she will be given an option to edit the pictures in WhatsApp, where they will have the ability to add effects to the images before sending them.
The new feature works on WhatsApp version 2.18.61 on iOS and version 2.18.156 on Android.
The company has also begun to roll out group audio calls feature for iPhone users. WhatsApp group audio call feature will facilitate users to make calls to multiple contacts through the app. Moreover, for Android users, the app has introduced a ‘Select All’ feature which lets a user mark all the new messages as archived or read in a single tap.
The WhatsApp group audio call feature is being rolled out for iPhone users through an alleged server-side update. Android users can avail this feature through WhatsApp beta version 2.18.60 or higher.