Edge can now be just as easy as Chrome and Firefox with WhatsApp, by connecting via the smartphone. The benefits are tremendous: WhatsApp messages can be received directly on the computer and, of course, can also be answered – an extreme comfort, as compared to the smartphone keyboard, tapping via a PC keyboard is much faster and more comfortable.
WhatsApp Web has been available for most platforms since January 2015. This again shows a fundamental problem of Edge: while other browsers have been supported for around a year now, support for Microsoft’s new browser is only now available. Users who can no longer imagine a life without WhatsApp Web have therefore not switched to Edge – and Microsoft is now also extremely hard to convince WhatsApp Web users to Edge.
After all, what is the value of a browser that gets new features only several months after all other browsers? The answer to this question, however, is not to be found solely in Microsoft: the software giant from Redmond is also dependent on the developers who have to make their apps compatible with Edge. However, due to the relatively low adoption of Edge, Microsoft offers little incentive to deal with foes with making apps compatible with the new browser. This is the devil circle that Microsoft has not been able to break through with its mobile operating system and browser: without comprehensive support from apps and developers, there is not a lot of enthusiastic users – and without enthusiastic users there is no comprehensive support from apps and developers ,