WhatApp continuity between workstation and smartphone has been a dream of Android users. When the messaging giant released the WhatsApp Web feature back in 2015, the entire community was on top of the world. Little did we know that the web version was not entirely efficient.
In order to use it, the Android phone needs to be connected to the Internet. But, according to a fresh rumor, that might change. WABetaInfo, whose many claims have turned into reality, tweeted that the company might be developing a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, along with a multi-platform system.
This would allow users to use WhatsApp on a PC without having their phone connected to the Internet. WABetaInfo claims that the speculated WhatsApp desktop version will work even when the smartphone is switched off.
And yes, in according to my rumor, UWP + the new multi platform system = you can use WhatsApp UWP on your PC if your phone (Android, iOS or Windows Phone) is off. https://t.co/PgNZTnOxlj
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) July 26, 2019
Currently, WhatsApp does offer Desktop mode on Windows and Mac devices, but it is essentially a medium to access the web version without opening a browser window. In the WhatsApp vs Telegram argument, this has been a major disadvantage since Telegram already has this feature for a long time. But it looks like that might change in the near future.
There is no further information on the rumor. But if it comes out to be true, it will undoubtedly be a blessing for Android users.