WhatsApp has released a new native desktop app for Windows. Earlier, the instant messaging platform offered web-based apps only for Mac and Windows operating systems. WhatsApp claims that the native app will increase safety and speed. The company added that users will continue to receive notifications and messages even if their phones are online. The process of logging in by scanning the QR code from the user’s phone remains unchanged. The native WhatsApp desktop app for Mac users is currently under development, and only the beta version of the app is available.
In another FAQ page On the WhatsApp website, the instant messaging platform has announced that the new WhatsApp native app for Windows users is now available. The new national app is currently live, and can be downloaded per Microsoft website. Earlier, web-based apps were only available for Windows and Mac operating systems.
WhatsApp claims that the new native app for Windows increases security and speed. The company added that it is designed and optimized for desktop operating systems. Users will continue to receive notifications and messages even if the mobile phone is offline, as the FAQ page shows. The login process in the native app for the desktop remains unchanged from the web-based apps.
After the user downloads the new WhatsApp native app for desktop, they should open the instant messaging app on their phone. After that, they will need to click on More Options on Android phones and Settings on iPhone models. Click on the connected devices to open the QR code scanner, then point it to the QR code displayed on the native WhatsApp app for desktop.
The original WhatsApp app for macOS is currently under development. The company said users can get early access and test the app by joining the beta program. Currently, Mac users can use WhatsApp Web on a web browser or use the WhatsApp web app.
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