We all know the application Whatsapp was bought by Facebook at the beginning of 2014, for no more, no less than 19 billion.
Although everyone was expecting the app to change radically after it was taken over by Facebook, Whatsapp has not brought much news in recent years. More than one feature exchange between Facebook Messenger si WhatsApp Messenger, great thing did not happen. And we do not say it would be a bad thing. Perhaps sometimes it is good not to try very hard to deplore an application. There were others, like Yahoo !, who developed a messenger application until they closed it all.
Returning to WhatsApp, the service is offered natively for Android and iPhone mobile phones. iPad users, Mac or PC can use WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp applications for Mac si Windows, but they will not work if your cell phone iPhone it is not nearby and / or is not connected to the internet. Basically, when we open WhatsApp on Mac, that application only uses an API to the application on the iPhone. If we close everything iPhone or we don't have internet on it, the WhatsApp application on Mac it will no longer be usable. For those who want WhatsApp on iPad, is even more complicated. A WhatsApp application for iPad does not exist. However, there is a web version that can be accessed from the iPad. The condition is the same. Scan QR code with the WhatsApp application on iPhone or Android, and maintain an internet connection on the mobile device.
Another inconvenience is that the application WhatsApp from iPhone it can only send data to one device. So you won't be able to use it simultan apply WhatsApp on iPad and on Mac.
The good news is that from what they hear, one is working update major of the WhatsApp platform. It will move to a platform simhilarious Messages (iMessages) to Apple, which will allow the WhatsApp application to run independently with the same account, on several devices. This would automatically mean that you no longer need to have iPhone through or connected to the internet when you open the WhatsApp application on Mac or on the iPad. Ah. Sure. Neither does the battery iPhone it will no longer be a problem when you are in WhatsApp conversations on the app for macOS. That, I think, is the biggest inconvenience for us right now. We can not pure a discussion on WhatsApp from Mac, because we have no more battery on the iPhone.
With the launch of this multi-platform WhatsApp service, it looks like it will finally launch a official WhatsApp application for iPad. Of course, the new application will be designed directly for the new operating system iPadOS, which will replace iOS on all iPad devices starting from the fall of this year.
A problem that should not be overlooked will be the encryption system after switching to multi-platform. Nowadays, WhatsApp uses an encryption key for each chat, but with switching to the multi-platform, it will most likely move to a single key end-to-end encryption for each device as used Apple currently for the Messages service.
It remains to be seen how the development of the WhatsApp service and platform will evolve, especially since at the beginning of this year there is a rumor that WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram will be united in a single chat service.