Shortly after Facebook-owned WhatsApp was suspended in Brazil, the messaging app developers are working on a native client for Apple and Microsoft desktop operating system. All this while, users could successfully connect their home computers with the smartphone-based messenger by scanning a QR code. But with the latest introduction of a native app, it will remove this hassle.
With the launch of the native app, it would allow WhatsApp to compete with other desktop messengers like Slack. The release of the native app is imminent, but to learn about it you can view the screenshots posted on Twitter by WEBataInfo.
In the screenshots, the dev team has included easy ways to download the app through “Download for Windows” and “OS versions supported by WhatsApp native client.” Apart from this, there are a number of unofficial desktop apps for Windows 10 and OS X, notes Express.co.uk.
Meanwhile, Brazil banned the app for 72 hours, following a 48 hours ban last December. The reason is that the messaging app could not deliver information regarding an alleged drug dealer case to the country’s courts.
The cross-platform messaging company was ordered by a court a few months ago to decode encrypted conversations related to a drug case. WhatsApp, however, gave reasons that the encrypted conversations were impossible to deliver. In reply to that, the Brazil court imposed ban on the chatting app.
Phone Arena reports that the Brazilian telecom companies feel that the ban on WhatsApp is a right decision, despite having 100 million users in the country. Many people use the messaging platform to call friends and families at a lower rate than what the local phone companies permit. According to the telecom companies, the WhatsApp VOIP calling feature is still illegal in Brazil.
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