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    WhatsApp launches desktop application for PC and Mac

    Messaging history is mirrored across your PC and phone.
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    Re: WhatsApp launches desktop application for PC and Mac

    Looks exactly the same as web whatsapp. Not totally sure what the advantage is

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    Re: WhatsApp launches desktop application for PC and Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazy_olie View Post
    Looks exactly the same as web whatsapp. Not totally sure what the advantage is
    You can now more easily backup messages on your own computer, and it's more convenient to send messages (you save time by no longer needing to log in online). It's no different to say Skype, Evernote, or Messages in that you can use those applications via your browser, but it's far simpler to just install an app.

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    Re: WhatsApp launches desktop application for PC and Mac

    Quote Originally Posted by krazy_olie View Post
    Looks exactly the same as web whatsapp. Not totally sure what the advantage is
    Agree, been using it for years, not much different. I tend to use LINE a lot more since travelling to Asia so much. LINE is much more popular than Whatsapp in Asia. I kind of prefer LINE in many instances too to be honest.

    LINE also has a great Chrome extension.

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    Re: WhatsApp launches desktop application for PC and Mac

    Soon whatsAPP will not need a phone number but just an email address like facebook....

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    Re: WhatsApp launches desktop application for PC and Mac

    Just like the telegram app, that's also free and not owned by a company has rights to your online life/photos etc.

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    Re: WhatsApp launches desktop application for PC and Mac

    Works on Windows 7 too

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    Re: WhatsApp launches desktop application for PC and Mac

    When did bookface purchase WhatsApp O.o

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    Re: WhatsApp launches desktop application for PC and Mac

    I also have a preference for LINE. One of the very noticeable difference is that by default I only see my contact's phone number in WhatsApp and I need to go and give them a name. Whereas with LINE, you do not see their number (which has the added benefit of being able to keep your number only to the people you want), but rather the name/nickname they had to pick for themselves (and you can still modify if it is not obvious). Too bad that it's largely unheard of outside Asia though. And actually, I think that some of the Chinese speaking countries also have their own applications. One thing I noticed is that regardless of what app it is, the default skins are often similar.

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