Users of popular messaging app, WhatsApp will soon no longer need a phone to use the app on their desktops.
Currently, for one to use Whatsapp on a computer, they need to have their phone connected to the Internet. One then has to authenticate their account on computers by scanning a QR code on the web client through the built-in camera functionality within the WhatsApp application on their phone.
A report claims that soon, that will no longer be necessary. According to a recent tweet by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a new version of its desktop app that will work without authenticating with a phone.
WABetaInfo claims that the new desktop client is based on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and will enable users to use it even when their phone’s not connected to the internet.
It will be launched on a yet-to-announced date and will be available for both Android and iPhone users.