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WhatsApp launch a web version of the messenger to compete with the Telegram
Cross-platform messenger WhatsApp soon will be accessible through a browser. This was announced by the Danish resource AndroidWorld, found evidence of a mobile application code.
While Google continues to work on an application that would compete with WhatsApp, creators of the messenger can release the web version.
Users of the application through a browser will be able to send messages and find out when their contacts are online, as well as the current status of the latter. Already working link species web.whatsapp.com, requiring entry through the account Google. However, while the site is not ready: when you visit the user is prompted to select an account, but after logging occurs redirect to the same page.
Web version of a messenger Telegram, whose popularity is expected to grow rapidly in including the expense of former users WhatsApp.
About a week ago Pavel Durov was interviewed tehnoblog Techcrunch , which described the expected success Telegram. In addition to the statistics on the number of users and registrations Durov also suggested that its direct competitors in the market – messenger WhatsApp – should soon launch a web version, because “… they [developers WhatsApp] tried to hire our web programmers.”
Earlier Durov said, commenting on the appearance of encryption WhatsApp, that it was “continuation of the trend of trying to follow Telegram. “After us they increased the maximum size of the video, and the maximum size of groups (although never caught on these parameters), added status prochitanogo now kind of encryption. Predict the web version, yuzerneym, cloudiness and self-destruct timer in WhatsApp », – said the former head of VKontakte.
Note that at the moment WhatsApp allows only write messages and send photos, but soon will be available the opportunity to make calls. According to the management service, release an update that will bring the program voice capabilities, will take place in early 2015 .
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