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 native to android mobile phones iPhone. Users of iPad, 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 uses only one API to the application on iPhone. If we close completely 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 it does not exists. But there is a web version that can be accessed from 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 on iPhone it can only send data to one device. So you will not be able to use WhatsApp and apps simultaneously iPad and on Mac.
The good news is that from what they hear, one is working major update of WhatsApp platform. It will move to a similar platform Messages (iMessages) a 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 iPad. Ah. Sure. No battery iPhone it will no longer be a problem when you are in WhatsApp conversations on the app for macBONE. That, I think, is the biggest inconvenience for us right now. We can not pure a discussion on WhatsApp from Mac, because we no longer have a battery on 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 devices iPad starting this fall.
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.Official WhatsApp application for iPad si Mac - Independence of the application on iPhone or Android