WhatsApp native app for Windows
Ending a long Beta testing period, WhatsApp officially launches a new native app for Windows Windows and has finally been made available to all users. The new native app on Windows will no longer require you to link your phone to send, receive, and sync messages between your phone and desktop app you can just simply download the app on your Windows desktop/laptop.
The native app for Windows can be downloaded officially from the Microsoft Store (link). WhatsApp claims that the native app will increase reliability and speed. Users will continue to receive notifications and messages even if their smartphone is offline, the company added. The process of logging in via scanning a QR code from a user’s phone remains unchanged.
Like the rest of the applications listed on the Microsoft Store, the WhatsApp native app for Windows which is based on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), is the new format developed by Microsoft for Windows applications. This means that the new WhatsApp client has full integration with the Windows notification system, as well as an interface that adapts to different screen sizes, from tablets and compact laptops to TVs and PCs equipped with large monitors.
WhatsApp noted that;
“WhatsApp Desktop users have been using our web-based desktop app (WhatsApp Desktop) or our browser-based app (WhatsApp Web). As we’re always trying to improve the WhatsApp experience for our users, we’re developing apps native to Windows and Mac operating systems,”
Earlier, the instant messaging platform only offered web-based apps for Mac and Windows operating systems.
“WhatsApp Desktop users have been using our web-based desktop app (WhatsApp Desktop) or our browser-based app (WhatsApp Web). As we’re always trying to improve the WhatsApp experience for our users, we’re developing apps native to Windows and Mac operating systems,” WhatsApp noted on its website.
Advantages of WhatsApp native app for Windows
- Increased reliability and speed
- Designed and optimized for your desktop operating system
- Continue to receive notifications and messages even when your phone is offline
WhatsApp native app for Mac
WhatsApp’s native desktop app for Mac users is currently under development, and only a beta version of the app is available.