Good news for all those people who access WhatsApp via their PC (more than 200 million!). The web client of the popular instant messaging service, WhatsApp Web, which works with both iOS and Android devices, has introduced some interesting updates.
One of these, perhaps the most useful, allows you to receive notifications on your desktop. How? Thanks to the Chrome notification system and a free extension. How can you use this function? The procedure is quite simple and quick, really a piece of cake. As soon as you synchronize WhatsApp chats on the web, you will be asked if you want to enable desktop notifications using Chrome features. Easy, isn’t it?
And if you change your mind and don’t want to receive desktop notifications anymore? Fortunately WhatsApp Web developers have considered also this option. In fact you can change this setting at any time, or even disable it just temporarily. All you have to do is to open the app and go to Menu>Notifications. And that’s not all, other useful features are now available.
Thanks to WAToolkit (a free extension) you have the possibility to enlarge the text frame of your chat on WhatsApp Web. In addition, it will also be possible to activate notifications in the background so as to receive alerts even when WhatsApp and Chrome are not running. At this point, once you have installed WAToolkit, you will have a new icon on your browser’s toolbar, and, when you click on it, it will display your new messages. You will find a new icon also on WhatsApp Web, which will allow you to change the extension options.
So, even after the recent security problems (luckily solved), WhatsApp Web is still “alive and kicking” and ready more than ever to face the fierce competition of the other instant messaging services.