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This WhatsApp for Windows and Mac is not what we need

WhatsApp for Windows and Mac, more of the same

And it is that, in reality, those who have used WhatsApp for Windows and Mac, will have already realized that it is more of the same. That is, there is not a big difference between what is WhatsApp for Windows and Mac than what is WhatsApp Web. In fact, we could almost say that WhatsApp Web has some advantage, such as not having to download files to run on our computer, but simply being able to access it from any browser. Generally, software developers go in the opposite direction. They first release a desktop version and then, when possible, they release a web version. WhatsApp has done it the other way around, and there aren’t many advantages to WhatsApp for Windows and Mac.

They should be standalone versions

WhatsApp for Windows and Mac, as well as WhatsApp Web, should have been released as standalone versions. That is, right now, in reality, the only thing they are, is an interface to be able to see on our computer the messages that we receive and send, actually, from our mobile, but nothing else. And the step that WhatsApp should take is to launch an autonomous version for Windows, Mac or simply a WhatsApp Web that does not depend on the mobile. Thanks to this, it would not matter if we do not have a battery, if we do not have a mobile phone, or if we do not carry our mobile with us that day, we can continue using WhatsApp from our computer’s browser, or from someone else’s, as long as we can access with a username and password. It’s not that complicated. After all, it is already possible to do this with Facebook Messenger. Being WhatsApp a Facebook app, why is it not possible with WhatsApp? For now, the app is still only available on mobile. It is not available for tablets or computers, but at some point that must change. And of course, launching a Windows and Mac version, which is nothing more than a web version that runs on the desktop, does not make much sense. In fact, the funniest thing is that in the WhatsApp Web section of my mobile app, the Chrome logo appears, when in fact I am connecting with the Mac version of WhatsApp, and I don’t even have Chrome installed on my computer.

WhatsApp Web

Let’s hope that soon WhatsApp decides to change the direction they are taking and finally launch an autonomous app for tablets and computers that does not depend on the smartphone.