WhatsApp Launches Desktop Client; Time For App-Only Startups To Rethink!

The new desktop app is available for Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ and is synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device. Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you’ll have support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more

After WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp has now launched its desktop client (Windows 8+ and Mac only).

Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.

The new desktop app is available for Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ and is synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device. Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you’ll have support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more [source].

The App-only gold rush (that never was)

Amazing how much of money was invested in Indian startup ecosystem and the investors fell for app-only opportunity. Myntra which was spearheading this movement has made a U-turn and is launching its desktop site on June 1st.

What’s Next ? Same startups raising funding for their desktop client 🙂

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