WhatsApp Desktop App For Mac and Windows Are Released!
WhatsApp launched desktop apps for Windows and Mac. The new apps are available for download in the official site and are compatible with devices running Windows 8, and devices running Mac OS 10.9 and above.
Till now WhatsApp web was the only option for accessing the messaging service on your PC or MacBook’s internet browser. That’s in addition to the existing apps for Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone, among others.
“Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device,” the company said.
People who have already been using WhatsApp on their web browsers will find that software isn’t significantly different. The company said in an announcement “our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone,” with all messages synced between devices.
Hou To Use WhatsApp Desktop App?
First, you need to go the official WhatsApp.com website and download the app. Once the app has been set-up and installed, click on the icon to open it and you’ll see that familiar QR scan code you saw on WhatsApp web.
Get your smartphone, open WhatsApp web in the settings and scan the QR code on the desktop. After that WhatsApp from your smartphone will automatically sync with the app on desktop, and you can start chatting right away.
The advantage with the WhatsApp desktop app is that you don’t need to open a separate browser tab on your PC, and can instead use the app directly. Besides web app include desktop notifications and access to all your favorite keyboard shortcuts. In a quick session with the app, I found it fast and responsive.