WhatsApp is about to become a multi-platform with a fully independent PC version. This feature is one of the most solicited by users will use the application without the smartphone is turned on and connected to the Internet.
Initially only available on smartphone, WhatsApp can run on PC for a few years through the official desktop application or through a web browser. This feature is already very useful, but it is accessible at the cost of a constraint: that of having his smartphone constantly on and connected to the Internet . According to the Twitter account WABetaInfo which has already announced several WhatsApp features before the time in the past, this constraint will soon be old history.
WhatsApp: the PC version would work soon without a smartphone
It remains to be seen how this could work. The smartphone is so far needed for the simple reason that WhatsApp messages are stored locally and not on the mail application’s servers. This prevents access to conversations from another device other than mirroring.
For a fully independent PC WhasApp, the application could change the way it works by enabling real-time backup of messages in the cloud, just like its competitor Skype and Telegram. It would still be a major change that is unlikely to happen in the short term. The other option that is the easiest to implement is to allow the PC to temporarily store the messages and sync with the smartphone once connected to the Internet.
These are the two solutions that are possible to our understanding. But whatever method is adopted, such a feature would be welcome, especially to more and more businesses using WhatsApp Business to manage their customer relationships.