Yes, finally the WhatsApp developers have heard the cries of people wanting a desktop version of the famous social messaging app. They have come with WhatsApp Web that will allow users to send messages without even touching their phone while they busy working on your desktop. How cool is that. Eureka! Ok guys, enough of fun. Lets get to the point.
Users of Android, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Nokia S60 will be only ones who can get their hands on the desktop version of WhatsApp. Apple users, tough luck. Due to Apple platform limitations, Apple users will miss out on this. I'm glad I have Android. Android FTW! Follow the below guide to start using the desktop version of WhatsApp.
A security issue regarding WhatsApp for Android was posted by Bas Bosschert which allows any other app on your phone to read your WhatsApp conversations.
This issue still exists even after WhatsApp received a major update for Android. One way you could be secure is by not installing any malicious apps on your phone.
Facebook announced its acquisition of WhatsApp on Wednesday but it was not the only company wooing WhatsApp. Google too wanted to acquire it.
Google had offered $10 billion to acquire the popular social messaging app. The offer was turned down by WhatsApp founders and the board. The reason might be that Google did not offer a seat in the board of directors.
Facebook has announced today that it will be acquiring the popular social messaging app WhatsApp in a deal worth $16 billion.
The 16 billion deal will include 183,865,778 shares of Facebook valued at 12 billion and $4 billion in cash. Facebook also agreed to provide an additional 45,966,444 shares worth $3 billion in restricted stock units to the WhatsApp founder's and employees.