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WhatsApp gets native Windows app, MacOS version still in beta but coming soon

WhatsApp allows users to link a desktop computer so they can continue to make and receive calls and messages without having to have your smartphone nearby. This is done via WhatsApp Web via a browser or a web-based WhatsApp desktop app.

WhatsApp launches a native Windows app, which no longer uses the old web-based backend and has been updated to run natively on Windows. While the app won’t look much different on the surface, the native app will run better, use fewer resources, and launch faster than before. These apps also allow you to keep chats alive from your keyboard when your phone is offline.

WhatsApp will also release a native MacOS app, although it is still in development. The macOS app is being tested in a closed beta and will arrive as a macOS “universal app”, meaning it will be based on the iPhone version of the WhatsApp app and run natively on Apple silicone laptops. 9to5Mac reports that the early beta of the new WhatsApp desktop app is significantly faster than the current release.

Regardless of which platform you use the new WhatsApp desktop app on, you still need to link it to a smartphone account associated with a phone number. Once paired, you can send and receive messages and make WhatsApp conversations with end-to-end encryption on any paired device. You can use up to four paired devices while your phone is offline, but paired devices are automatically logged out if you haven’t used your phone for 14 days.

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