By Richard LawlerJust like the web app, it syncs conversations and messages from your phone.
WhatsApp users now have a better way to stay in touch from their PC, as it has released a desktop app for Windows and Mac users. News of the desktop app leaked out early after it was detected by the Twitter accountWABetaInfo, which tracks changes in the service’s various clients. According to a company blog post, the desktop client is similar toWhatsApp Web in that it’s meant to be an extension of your phone, with synchronized conversations and messages. WhatsApp avoided the app stores available on either platform, choosing to make its desktop available for direct [...]
By Lauren Goode
Facebook’s Messenger app was the company’s fastest-growing platform in 2015, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said earlier today at the annual F8 developers conference, and is the second most popular app on iOS globally, just behind Facebook.
At last year’s F8, Facebook Messenger was said to have 700 million monthly active users. In January, that number hit 800 million. Now, a few months later, it has ballooned to 900 million monthly users.
Given the growing popularity and widespread use of messaging apps globally, that stat isn’t totally surprising, but it’s notable that the growth Messenger outpaced other Facebook [...]