The WhatsApp Windows Native App has been launched; the Mac Beta is now live: Details

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 17 Aug, 2022

In the past, WhatsApp has only offered a web-based app for Windows and Mac. A new WhatsApp desktop app has been released for Windows. In the past, the instant messaging platform only offered web-based applications for Mac and Windows.

According to WhatsApp, the native app will increase reliability and speed. The company added that users will continue to receive notifications and messages even when their smartphones are offline.

Signing in via scanning a QR code from a phone remains unchanged. A beta version of WhatsApp's Mac desktop app is currently in development, and there is no official release date yet.

WhatsApp has announced that the desktop app for its instant messaging platform is now available for Windows on an FAQ page on its official website.

A user. Microsoft's website is currently hosting the new native app, which can be downloaded there. Mac and Windows users previously had only web-based apps to choose from.

WhatsApp claims that its new native Windows app will increase reliability and speed. In addition, the company noted that it was designed with desktop operating systems in mind.

As stated on the FAQ page, users will continue to receive notifications and messages even if their handset is offline. In the native app for desktop, login remains the same as in the web app.

Users should open the instant messaging app on their smartphones after downloading the new WhatsApp native app for desktops.

On Android phones, they will need to tap More Options, while on iPhones, they will need to tap Settings. The QR Code scanner will open once you click on Linked Devices. Point it at the QR code displayed on the WhatsApp desktop app.

The WhatsApp macOS app is currently being developed. A beta program allows users to get early access to the app and test it. WhatsApp Web is currently available on a browser or as a web application for Mac users.

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