WhatsApp UWP app for Windows 10 might be on its way

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service might come to Windows 10 as a universal app. The Microsoft Store has been seeing various developers releasing native apps on the platform, while others pulled theirs to publish them on web app platforms or other app stores.

There’s a new concept of a modern WhatsApp version

It seems that a designer who was hired by Microsoft posted a concept art of a modern version of WhatsApp on Behance. As you can see in the pic, the design is in line with Windows 10.

new whatsapp design windows 10

Just a little while after this was posted, it got taken down. This event fueled even more rumors and speculations than the design itself did.

Speculations involving this possible new and more modern version of the app are trying to figure out where exactly the app would be staying between the current solutions of a Windows Phone and Windows 10 desktop app. On the other hand, the app would be a UWP, and this means that it would probably combine the efforts of both teams. This would certainly enable the app to stay as a first party client on any OS that would come in the future and would be based on Windows 10. This also includes the long-awaited Andromeda operating system as well.

The timing is perfect for a new version of WhatsApp for Windows 10

Such an UWP app would come at the perfect moment if we were to consider a future with more devices running Windows 10 and boasting telephony technologies and an evolving Facebook user base that would choose WhatsApp over Facebook for new and communication.

For the moment, we’ll just have to wait for some official announcement regarding a new WhatsApp version.

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