For those who frequently use WhatsApp on their computers, there is some good news. There is currently a dedicated Windows software that will make it simple for you to send and receive messages. A native WhatsApp app for macOS is also under development. Here are some specifics.
WhatsApp for Windows App Introduced
Now that it has exited beta, the new WhatsApp app for Windows is accessible to everyone via the Microsoft Store. The software is more faster and more dependable than WhatsApp’s desktop version because it was created exclusively for Windows. Additionally, it supposedly has a cleaner UI.
Additionally, you won’t have to link your phone each time you browse WhatsApp on your PC thanks to this. The only ways to access your WhatsApp messages up until this point were through WhatsApp Desktop or WhatsApp Web, which run on a web browser.
You will now need to link your primary WhatsApp device once by scanning the QR code, an option found under Linked Devices in Settings, after downloading the WhatsApp for Windows app. After this, WhatsApp messages will still be able to be sent and received even if your smartphone is not connected to the internet. Naturally, end-to-end encryption will be used for the chats.
WhatsApp for macOS is actively being developed and will be available shortly. You can test it out as part of WhatsApp’s beta programme if you’re interested. The Catalyst-based macOS WhatsApp app’s public beta was made available last month.
The functionality of WhatsApp’s multi-device support has been expanded with these updates. With no internet connection or phone, you can use this to connect up to 4 devices to a single WhatsApp account. For a deeper understanding, see our post on how to use WhatsApp’s multi-device feature. The messaging platform also intends to provide tablet or backup phone functionality as a device option, however it is unclear when this will happen.
You can visit here to download the WhatsApp Windows app in the interim. If you use it, please share your thoughts with us in the comments area.