Now chat from the comfort of your PC/laptop as WhatsApp has launched standalone App for Mac and Windows
The popular social messaging app, WhatsApp on Tuesday launched desktop apps for Windows and Mac OS. The apps are very similar to WhatsApp Web, the online client launched in January 2015. You can now download the new apps via the company’s site and are compatible with devices running Windows 8 or higher, Mac OS 10.9 and above. This is 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. With the launch of desktop apps, WhatsApp is now available across all popular platforms in app form.
To download the app, visit here from your desktop browser. Then, open the app and scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on your phone (look for WhatsApp Web menu under Settings).
Just like WhatsApp Web, the desktop apps work similarly to the WhatsApp Web client and the app will mirror conversations and messages from mobile devices.
“Today [Tuesday] we’re introducing a desktop app so you have a new way to stay in touch anytime and anywhere – whether on your phone or computer at home or work,” said WhatsApp in a blog.
The new desktop apps are synced with WhatsApp on mobile devices, and the app will run natively on the desktop, which means it will have support for native desktop notifications.
WhatsApp had earlier this year announced that it now had 1 billion monthly active users. Also, the messaging app service has been lately working on adding various features. It is expected to add call back, voicemail, zip file sharing, and video calls support to the service soon.