According to reports, WhatsApp developing specialised application for tablets

It is arguable that WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging applications in the world due to the fact that it has more than two billion monthly active users. The user interface of this application is intuitive and uncomplicated, and it comes packed with capabilities that continue to improve with each new version of the software. However, it does not yet have a specialised app for tablets, which is one of the features that it should have. However, this could change in the near future as sources suggest that the messaging app that is owned by Meta is working on a special version for tablets. Also Read more about the latest version to the Telegram app, which includes collectable usernames, voice-to-text for video communications, Halloween stickers, and more.

For the time being, WhatsApp users may only use the messaging service on a tablet by using either the WhatsApp mobile app or the WhatsApp website. While it is true that users are able to access WhatsApp on a tablet using one of these two methods, it is important to note that each of these methods has some drawbacks. Because it requires the use of a web browser, using WhatsApp Web on tablets does not provide the same level of convenience as the company’s mobile or desktop applications. Therefore, in the event that a user inadvertently shuts their web browser, they will also be forced to close WhatsApp. The WhatsApp mobile app does not have a version that is optimised for use on tablets since the software was not designed to take use of the larger screen real estate of a tablet. As a result, there is a need for a specialised programme that can be accommodated on a screen that is larger than that of a smartphone but more compact than that of a personal computer. Read this article to learn how to utilise the new Online Presence feature that WhatsApp has introduced.

Now, WABetaInfo is reporting that the business is working on a new software for tablets that will be named “WhatsApp for tablet.” This app will be independent from the existing WhatsApp app. A recent article on the blog site said that WhatsApp intends to offer “WhatsApp for tablet” by using an in-app banner in the mobile app that would appear in an upcoming upgrade to WhatsApp’s mobile app. This information was included in the post. Users will be informed via the banner that a new version of WhatsApp, dubbed WhatsApp for tablet, is now in beta testing and may be downloaded. Also Read this article for a step-by-step walkthrough on how to import your Google Contacts into your iPhone.

When it comes to accessibility, the blog site said that the new in-app banner would become visible in the near future. After this point, an increased number of individuals will be able to use WhatsApp on their tablets via a specialised user interface.

It is important to note that this is not the first time that rumours have circulated suggesting that WhatsApp is hard at work developing a specialised programme for tablet computers. Back in 2017, WABetaInfo was the first to announce that such an app was in the process of being developed. Then, earlier this year, the CEO of WhatsApp, Will Cathcart, gave an interview to The Verge in which he stated that people had been requesting a dedicated app for an iPad for a long time and that the company now possesses the underlying technology required for such an app. Cathcart made this statement in response to a question about why the company had not yet developed such an app.

“We invested a significant amount of time and effort on the technology that supports many devices…

The ability to utilise an app on a tablet even when the phone connected to it is turned off is something that would be really useful. According to what he had said at the time, the fundamental technology is now available.

Published at : 10 Nov 2022 09:35 AM (IST)

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