January 22, 2015
Messaging app WhatsApp announced this week that it will be releasing its service to desktop, thanks to a web client that launched for Chrome and Android. According to The Verge, WhatsApp confirmed earlier rumors, which pointed to a newly live page at web.whatsapp.com. “The primary use is of course still on your phone,” a spokesman said, “but there are people who spend time in front of a computer at home or at work and this will help bridge the two.”
With more than 600 million users, WhatsApp is one of the largest chat clients in the world, and the app’s growth has brought rumors concerning the company’s next move. Why the speculations? Mainly because we’ve witnessed the rise and fall of many messaging apps in the market. From AIM to ICQ, some acronyms are somewhat very nostalgia-inducing.
Today we can stay connected with friends in various parts of the world, thanks to services like WhatsApp. We’ve come a long way, so check out this infographic on the rise and fall of instant messengers:
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