Latest WhatsApp Desktop App References Suggest WhatsApp for iPad is in the Works

By November 11th, 2017 AT 10:06 PM

Popular instant messaging service, WhatsApp might soon extend its support for Apple iPad users as references of WhatsApp for iPad are spotted on latest WhatsApp desktop app. WABetaInfo, the reliable source for all the WhatsApp news out there has stated on Twitter that WhatsApp Desktop 0.2.6968 app references for an iPad application as you can see in the image.

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However, WABetaInfo did not reveal whether the company is planning for a standalone application or will it be just a client application like the WhatsApp Web. WhatsApp will either release an application for Apple iPad or the company will release a client application such as WhatsApp Web for Windows and MacBook users.

WhatsApp might release a standalone application for Apple iPad cellular variants in the near future, or the company will release a client application to access WhatsApp. In the second option, it will work similar to the Windows and macOS desktop version. Users have to keep their mobile phone connected all the time to the if the second option happens.

WhatsApp was rumoured to launch a WhatsApp for iPad in recent times, and this references in the latest desktop version have partially confirmed the launch is imminent.

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Image Source: WABetaInfo

In recent times, WhatsApp has introduced a slew of new features such as Delete for Everyone, live location, WhatsApp for Business, etc. The company is also working on WhatsApp Pay which is slated to launch in India next month.

The most recent feature introduced by WhatsApp is the ‘Delete for Everyone,’ which allows you the users to delete messages even after sending. There are two options in this feature- Delete for Everyone and Delete for Me. A user can delete a sent message within seven minutes from the time of the message sent.

In December 2017, WhatsApp will be launching WhatsApp Pay feature with which users can send and receive money in the app itself. This feature works on UPI service.

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Here is a piece of information some people might be interested in knowing: WhatsApp doesn’t make desktop apps for different platforms, they just ship WhatsApp and launch it as a standalone app on Windows and Mac. Nowadays, Android and iOS apps are built using HTML, CSS and Javascript using frameworks and libraries like NativeScript/Angular and React Native. The advantage of such approach is that you don’t have to learn Java to build Android apps and Swift to build iOS apps. You can build apps for 2 platforms with single codebase which results in cost benefits and better maintenance. Second, another… Read more »

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