WhatsApp Desktop

WhatsApp, now on your desktop

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#2 Product of the DayMay 10, 2016

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Franz is also a popular desktop client that merges Whatsapp, Slack, Telegram, and Messenger into one.
Zac Coffman-Magaha@zaccoffman · Marketing Generalist 2 at PayPal
@rrhoover Due to that, I see no reason to switch unless the WhatsApp team finds a way to add in features only they can.... Which I don't see happening.
Gabe Perez@gabe__perez · Social Media Director
@rrhoover Can say that Franz is a life changer – much recommended to anyone who is on multiple chat platforms.
chinozc@chinozc · Next Media Agency
@rrhoover FRANZ is my #1 chat app, All in one
Arjun Rajkishore@arjunrajkishore
@rrhoover Franz is my favourite. My whatsapp, slack and Skype are connected to it!
Andreas Duess@andreasduess · CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
@rrhoover Yes! I'm another Franz user, see no reason to move away from the best chat client out there.
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
WhatsApp is now on desktop. Holla.
Ruben Garcia@rubengarciam · Solutions Engineer @ Dropbox
@chrismessina Finally, no more half baked electron wrappers :)
Paul Walsh@paul__walsh · Founder, @MetaCert and Creator, @bCRM.
@chrismessina This is just amazing. A massive, massive game changer. Did I say massive.
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@paul__walsh massive.
David Chang@chang2301 · Founder, Ziltag
@chrismessina It's about time!
Antonio BustamanteHiring@antonio_bustamante · Designer, Engineer. Cofounder at Silo
Essentially a wrapper of their web application. Two big obstacles right now: - Their architecture. Having to depend on my phone to have a Whatsapp conversation is archaic. Sometimes I don't have my phone with me, or it's simply not connected to the same network. - Phone numbers. Whatsapp is obsessed about phone numbers, and they uniquely identify sessions and accounts. The world is moving away from phone numbers, and Whatsapp should follow along. The experience is just not flexible enough. I basically switched to LINE and Facebook Messenger because of these reasons.
Tanmay Desai@tanmaydesai89 · will always go the extra mile.
@antonio_bustamante I don't see them as obstaclrs. 1. Verifying with phone is actually a good security hack, and really easy one. It's like magic password link(Slack). 2. People I care about are in my phonebook, and not on Facebook. Never have I ever added anyone to WhatsApp. Everyone was already there from my phonebook and they keep coming. I guess the only thing that is missing - http://tapsla.sh/PAv9b85
Nir Dremer@nird · Product @ Stripe
@antonio_bustamante Totally Agree. Nice to see an official release but I could not find a single difference from ChitChat (Mac wrapper).
Chris@christeso · Founder/CEO Chirpify
@antonio_bustamante How is the world moving away from phone numbers?
Antonio BustamanteHiring@antonio_bustamante · Designer, Engineer. Cofounder at Silo
@christeso Phone numbers change up and down, and they depend on a number of factors. Keeping them is hard if you change operators, and impossible if you change countries. Modern messaging apps rely on email addresses and other identifiers that persist much longer and that allow for more flexibility.
Chris@christeso · Founder/CEO Chirpify
@antonio_bustamante Interesting. I always thought phone numbers lasted longer than email addresses. Thanks for the thoughts.
Shiv@shivkanthb · Make, break and ship.
Seems like it still needs the phone connection to be active for the desktop app to work. :/
Andrew Palmer@andrew_palmer
@shivkanthb You've gotta be kidding me
Azam Khan@azamkhan · Co-Founder @ Distru
@shivkanthb thats whack
Dennis Kromhout van der Meer@denniskvdm · Bitbucket Product Manager, Atlassian
It's great that they have an official desktop client, but it doesn't follow OSX UX guidelines. There is no way to close the chat window without closing the app - it should run in the background instead.