Whatsapp working for Microsoft in new Project
Whatsapp might be working on a REAL windows app ahead of the Surface Phone. They may be working together on a new UWP app for Windows 10 as well.
Facebook-owned messaging service Whats-App is reportedly working with Microsoft to deliver a proper desktop app. Whats-App is one of the few developers that consistently delivered updates to its Windows Phone app, but a report by Windows Central suggests WhatsApp is actually getting ready to deliver a proper desktop app as well,
WhatsApp for Windows Phone is one of the few apps on Windows 10 Mobile today that continues to receive frequent updates from its developer. Unfortunately, the app itself is one based on Silverlight, which is what apps built for Windows Phone 8.1 used back in 2014. This means the app isn’t a Universal Windows Platform app (UWP,) and as such doesn’t run across all the different Windows 10 platforms and devices available today. said by Windows’s Central.
It sounds like Microsoft and Whats-App are working closely together in updating WhatsApp for the Universal Windows Platform, which will enable it to run across different Windows 10 devices universally. WhatsApp does already have an app for the desktop, but it’s basically just a port of the company’s web app. While the web app is pretty functional, it misses out on important features like voice and video calling. This UWP project, on the other hand, clearly shows buttons necessary for calls. It also just looks a lot nicer.