ethereal, 11 May 2016Win32 very well supports background services. but the app does not work on the background, or open on start-up, and it is annoying to keep it opened on the task bar
The reason it require your phone to be online is quite simple. The messages are persisted only in your phone (not even in whatsapp servers!), All other clients read from your phone.
I think the move would potentially bring voice calling and other goodies, gradually to native app.
AnonD-512279, 11 May 2016They need to learn from Telegram, how a desktop Apple should be. what is a desktop Apple ..?
They need to learn from Telegram, how a desktop Apple should be.
mojojojo, 11 May 2016"Installation has Failed" it says. le sigh......Me too :(
ethereal, 11 May 2016So you want people to play with your privacy when you are away? Good luck!There is something called password dude.. your privacy will be safe. password for the application can also secure it. Instead of downloading this app you can use the whatsapp web app.. Why to waste your data and storage space??
ethereal, 11 May 2016So you want people to play with your privacy when you are away? Good luck!No, because I put the password on my laptop when I am away. :P
but its not a W10 app, just Win32, and does not work in the background so I have to remain it open, also updates won't be as easy because its not a store app
Toms Jones, 11 May 2016Said in article;
"Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you'll have support for nati... moreNative windows (10) notifications are a real nuisance you know. The chrome notifications were way better. Besides, looking at the windowd (10) crash rate, Im not completely convinced that it would be any better compared to its web version.
These companies really have no clue where and how to invest their precious resources and money!
what a waste app... it requires your phone to be connected to internet same like whatsapp web version.. poooooor app.. nothing special.. phone dependent...
Vito1, 11 May 2016What's the benefit of this over web versionDoes the desktop version support document uploading?
Does this need to connect our phone's account too over the same wifi like we do on whatsapp for web or it is a standalone app like on our smartphone?
can we create entirely a different account like we can on our phone?
realitychecker, 11 May 2016to keep people uploading more info to government organizations instead of doing actually somet... more...facebook is a *private* institution people are uploading info to to be exploited. That's not better in the slightest, but the distinction is there.
World governments tend to do this without the foreknowledge of people who's info they find. Private corporations just try and make it trendy.