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"WhatsApp Web" could be coming to a browser near you. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

“WhatsApp Web” could be coming to a browser near you. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

A long-awaited WhatsApp client for desktops could finally be on its way to your web browser. References to a “WhatsApp Web” app have been discovered inside an APK package for Android, less than a week after WhatsApp allegedly tried to poach a web developer from a rival messaging company.

WhatsApp finally provides read receipts. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

WhatsApp finally provides read receipts. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging platforms on the planet, finally offers one of the most basic messaging features — the ability to tell you when your messages have been read. The app will now display blue checks instead of green ones next to messages that recipients have seen.

WhatsApp will make you wait for voice calling. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

WhatsApp will make you wait for voice calling. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging services on mobile, has long had plans to step up its assault against the likes of Skype and Viber with a free voice calling feature that was initially promised for the second quarter of 2014. Now the company’s CEO has confirmed that the launch is planned for early 2015 instead.

 

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Pebble is now rolling out software version 2.4 — a vital firmware update for both the metal and plastic models of its smartwatch. The upgrade is being distributed via the official Pebble Companion application and transports WhatsApp compatibility, new developer support and a large quantity of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.

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Snapchat is currently in talks with investors over a round of funding that could value the company at a mind-blowing $10 billion, according to sources for Bloomberg. That’s a little over half the $19 billion Facebook paid for WhatsApp, but double the $5 billion market cap currently held by BlackBerry.

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