Most mobile system-based messaging platforms such as Signal, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger offer access to phones as well as computers or desktop devices.
A web version of WhatsApp is also available for desktop users but requires a connection to a mobile device. In other words, the desktop version of WhatsApp can not be used without a mobile phone, but the world's most popular messaging app will soon change.
According to a report, soon you will no longer need to scan the QR code from a smartphone to use WhatsApp on a laptop or desktop computer. The new beta test of WhatsApp's beta interface eliminates the need for an active mobile device. Users are greeted with a message when they login to the new beta version of WhatsApp Web.
This message informs them that they no longer need to be connected to the phone to use WhatsApp's desktop app, web app, or portal. However, users are also told that they can use this feature on only 4 devices at a time. This is a feature that has long been sought after by WhatsApp users and is available in other popular messaging apps such as Telegram, Skype, Signal, and Facebook Messenger.
In this way, even if the battery runs out or the phone breaks down, users will be able to stay in touch with their friends on WhatsApp through a computer or desktop. It is not yet clear how the user will be able to log in to their account in the desktop app or version without the phone.