WhatsWrapp brings live tile and Action Center notifications to Windows 10 on the desktop

Over the last few years, WhatsApp has become a popular messaging platform, going shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Apple iMessage and Skype. In fact, earlier this month, the company announced in a recent blog post that "one billion people are using WhatsApp."

Shortly thereafter, WhatsApp announced that its web service was finally compatible with Microsoft Edge. Unfortunately, WhatsApp Web does not integrate its notifications with the Windows 10 Action Center when compared to the native mobile app for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile.

WhatsWrapp attempts to alleviate this shortcoming by providing a web wrapper for WhatsApp in the form of a Windows 10 app. Just like WhatsApp Web, you login by scanning the barcode with WhatsApp on your smartphone. While the interface is otherwise identical to WhatsApp Web, notifications are channeled via the Windows 10 Action Center.

In addition, the available live tile will keep track of the total unread messages and chats awaiting your attention.

It's worth noting that notifications will only work while the app is running, so if you close the app for whatever reason then notifications and the live tile will not work until reopened.

Of course, if you don't want to install a third party app, you can continue to use WhatsApp Web and receive desktop notifications via the web browser. However, in lieu of a Universal Windows Platform app, this may be the closest you can get to a native experience for Windows 10.

You can download WhatsWrapp from the Windows Store here.

Source: Windows Clan

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