The most widely used instant messaging service in the world at this time, is also the instant messaging service most discussed on the web. Obviously, you have understood that we are talking about WhatsApp.
After the millionaire acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp has undergone several changes. Furthermore, WhatsApp keeps on introducing many small innovations that revolve around the ability to make voice calls. The last one of these innovations is the beta for Android, released a few hours ago, with the version number 2.11.536. This development allows us to foresee some interesting clues about some functionality that WhatsApp might introduce in the future.
Indeed, according to DroidApp, the short-term support for other browsers by WhatsApp Web could be closer than expected, judging by a series of icons introduced in this beta that would indicate additional compatibility. Also this new version of WhatsApp has the new pop-up window that appears by touching the avatar of one of your contact, displayed in the center of the screen. This is the same pop-up window seen by some users that in the last few days have managed to activate voice calls in the States, and that only appears by activating this function. Using it you can quickly send a message to a friend, view additional information about one person or just start a voice call, a kind of quick functions further expanded in this application, accessible in a simple and fast way.
For those curious to try the latest beta, not available in the Play Store, the APK of WhatsApp is already available at this address: http://www.whatsapp.com/android/ .
We must say that WhatsApp is almost monopolizing the messaging industry, outclassing undoubtedly names as Hangouts, Skype, Messenger and all the others however not being complete as much as its competitors (for example, the possibility of making video calls is missing).