Finally after many problems WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging applications, arrives on the mobile platform of Mozilla with its own official client. Until a couple of days ago it was not possible to find an official version of the messaging service on Firefox OS, but instead, on Firefox Marketplace, you could find other apps such as ConnectA2 and LoquilM that have made it possible to use the protocol of WhatsApp.
But this solution came to an end when, at some point, the team of WhatsApp has begun to ban users of not official clients for safety reasons. So from that moment it wasn’t possible anymore to use LoquilM and ConnectA2, that meant no more WhatsApp. But today we have great news: now it is possible to find on the Marketplace the official client of WhatsApp for Firefox OS.
In addition the service guarantees all of the features that made WhatsApp so successful (900 million active users) all over the world. In fact WhatsApp and Firefox have in the end reached an official agreement. The agreement finally solves with a happy ending all the problems occurred during the last couple of years.
So now all Firefox OS 2.5 (and 2.5+) users can safely download from the Marketplace the app, that, thanks to Openmobile ACL (Application Compatibility Layer) technology, is rather identical to the Android version. But, as they say, not all that glitters is gold. As often happens with latest releases it seems that someone is having some problems in using WhatsApp for Firefox OS.
According to some users feedback, it appears that the app does not work properly on all devices, but it is very likely to be a transitory problem. To use WhatsApp for Firefox OS you will need a Firefox OS 2.5 version. You can easily download it from Firefox MarketPlace: https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/whatsapp/