Kesty WhatsApp: another desktop WhatsApp Web, but this one comes with a dark mode


Whenever I have to talk about the "desktop" version of WhatsApp I say the same thing: what Facebook did on its WhatsApp Web was a botch. I'm sorry, but it is if we compare it with what Telegram has done or what they do with their own Facebook Messenger, but we understand that this is the case because the application uses a very old protocol that is not enough for more. With this explained, there are many options for using WhatsApp Web, and a relatively new one is called WhatsApp and is available for Linux as a Snap package.

This is not going to be a feature-packed software article. No. I have decided to write about Ketsy WhatsApp because it is a new option and, basically, because it is one of the few that includes a dark mode (from the «Theme» menu), the one that has been so fashionable for months or even some years. For everything else, I would say that it is nothing special, and even that, like the rest, it has a couple of shortcomings that we will explain after the cut.

Kesty WhatsApp does not allow customizing the chat background

Having mentioned the strongest point of this WhatsApp Web option, we also have to mention what we did not like. Like any version of WhatsApp Web, Kesty does allow us to change the chat background, but only to those offered by the web application. Moreover, and this is only important for users of the latest versions of Plasma, does not support smart notifications, that is, those that would allow us to respond from the same notification. In fact, clicking on the Plasma notification doesn't even open the app for us, at least as of this writing.

Explained all the above, use Kesty WhatsApp or other options such as WhatsDesk it must be a personal choice, and more until Facebook decides to launch a standalone version that will allow us to use WhatsApp with the same phone number without depending on the mobile. Whether this version will come to Linux and how it will work should already be discussed in another article.

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