After it launched the Whatsapp for Web client last year, Facebook owned Whatsapp is now rumoured to working on a separate app for Windows 10 and OS X.
According to a series of leaked screenshots from WABetaInfo Twitter account, Whatsapp is said to be working on apps for both Windows 10 and OS X. The screenshots reportedly show translation requests by Whatsapp team members who are working on the new apps, hinting that both versions could be released imminently.
The screenshots shows phrases such as “Download for Windows”, “Download for Mac OS X” and “OS versions supported by Whatsapp Native”.
However, further details remain scarce at the moment and the images are yet to be confirmed as being genuine.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 19, 2016
A desktop version of Whatsapp would make sense for the Facebook owned messaging service, which now boasts more than one billion active users per month.
In 2015, the company launched Whatsapp Web that works by using your web browser to mirror messages that come through to your phone.
However, a native desktop app would likely be easier to use and would also mean that Whatsapp would be catching up with some of its rivals such as Line, Telegram and WeChat, which already offer native apps for OS X and Windows.
Other recent rumours suggested that Whatsapp also plans to introduce video calling by the end of the year.
So far this year, Whatsapp has already added a number of new features to the Android and iOS version of its app.
Most notably it recently added end-to-end encryption to ensure that all messages and photos can not be viewed by third parties.
It has also added the ability to share PDFs and other files from its app and users can also attach files from third party cloud storage services like Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive.
An update released in March for its mobile app enable users to add formatting to their messages.