Native WhatsApp app available for Windows

Meta-owned social networking platform WhatsApp claimed it was shipping another native Windows app that got rid of the outdated web backend, in order to run natively on Windows.

According to GSM Arena, WhatsApp users can connect a PC to continue making and receiving calls and sending messages without needing to have their smartphone nearby. This is achieved by involving WhatsApp Web in a desktop WhatsApp application of the browser.

The native software will run better, use fewer assets, and launch faster than the first, although it won’t look much different on the surface. When your smartphone is disconnected, you can continue the conversation from your keyboard using these applications.

A local MacOS software from WhatsApp will also be delivered, but it is still in progress. The WhatsApp MacOS software is currently in closed beta testing and will ship as a macOS “universal app”, meaning it will be built on top of the WhatsApp app for iPhone and run natively on laptops in Apple silicon.

The initial beta of the new WhatsApp app for PC is much faster than the current version, as revealed by 9to5Mac.

You must connect the new WhatsApp desktop software to a smartphone account connected to a phone number, regardless of the platform you use to access it. Once your devices are connected, you can use end-to-end encryption to send and receive messages, make WhatsApp calls, and more.

Up to four linked devices can be used when your phone is offline, but 14 days after you last used your phone, the linked devices will be automatically disconnected, according to GSM Arena.

(ANI entries)

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