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WhatsApp Is Coming to Your Desktop

Messaging service WhatsApp launched a web version on Wednesday, meaning users can now send and receive messages from their desktop or laptop computers. WhatsApp, for which Facebook paid $19 billion last February, said through a spokesperson that the mobile use case — where the company has amassed 700 million users — remains the primary focus. You’ll can now simply carry conversations from your phone to your computer. It’s a feature already prevalent in Facebook’s other major messaging service, Messenger. It will not, however, be available to iOS users, due to “Apple platform limitations,” according to WhatsApp’s blog.

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