WhatsApp is now arriving on Windows as a desktop app, relieving users of the hassle of linking their phones. Prior to the native desktop app, users had to rely on web apps. Meanwhile, a native app for macOS is also in the works.
WhatsApp Native Desktop App Now Available For Windows Users
WhatsApp announced on its website that the app is now available for download on the Microsoft store. The company states that the native app is faster and more reliable than the web versions since they are specifically designed for Windows. Another advantage is that you will be able to send and receive messages as well as view notifications even when your phone is offline.
WhatsApp Native Desktop App: Here’s How To Get It
You will first have to head over to the Microsoft Store and download the new WhatsApp Desktop App for Windows. After it is installed on your PC, you will have to open WhatsApp on your smartphone. Select “more options” and then tap on “Linked Devices”. This will open up the QR code scanner on your phone. Point it at the QR code that is displayed on the WhatsApp Desktop App, and you will be logged in.
Native App For macOS Under Development
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Meanwhile, Mac users can download the beta program for early access and testing. Since WhatsApp is still working on the native app for macOS, users will have to settle for WhatApp Web on their browsers or the web-based WhatsApp Desktop app.
Recently, the Meta-owned company released a useful feature in the Android beta version which allows users to undo deleted messages. With the latest beta update, when a user selects “delete for me,” WhatsApp displays a prompt at the bottom of the app with an undo button. This new option allows you to recover the message and then delete it for everyone.
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