WhatsApp is working on a multi-platform system that would allow users to use the app without the internet, according to reports.
The ‘Universal Windows Platform'(UWP), that would basically allow you to use the app without your phone being connecetd to the internet.
There is no official announcement from the platform and at first WABetaInfo stated that it’s a rumour but later confirmed it saying “you can use WhatsApp on your PC if your phone has no connection”.
Although, if the rumored feature is released, it would prove to be a perk that puts WhatsApp above other social media platforms, as all of the current platforms need internet to operate.
It would also mean an increased user base tapping the ones who have a smartphone but don’t have internet. And, a global roll-out would profit WhatsApp’s business on an increased level.
Universal Windows Platform is an API created by Microsoft and first introduced in Windows 10. So, presumably the multi-platform being developed by WhatsApp might be restricted only to phones with a Windows OS.
Reportedly, the company has been testing features like Quick Edit Media Shortcut which allows users to edit media files that have been shared on the messaging app.