WhatsApp earlier this year made the native macOS app available for open beta testing to expand its reach to more devices. This also included the introduction of the running Windows app. After the beta testing phase, it is now time for WhatsApp for macOS to reach everyone as it is now available. Check out the details below.
WhatsApp for macOS now available
WhatsApp made the announcement via the X-post (formerly Twitter). The WhatsApp app for macOS is now available can be downloaded from the App Store. This is a global launch for all users, so if you want to use WhatsApp by default on your Mac device, you can do so now.
This comes after the dedicated WhatsApp for macOS app went into beta testing last year. The version of the new app is based on Mac catalyst unlike the previous version, which was based on Electron. This is said to improve the overall user experience compared to the desktop client.
The app demands a smooth experience and comes with features like audio and video calls, the ability to drag and drop files, and actions like archived chats, starred messages, and more. You need to download the app and scan the QR code to link your WhatsApp account on an Android or iOS device to the Mac.
The new WhatsApp for macOS app eliminates the need to open WhatsApp for the web and scan the QR code every time to access the chats. It also shows notifications and messages even when you are offline. So you don’t have to keep the phone with you.
As a reminder, WhatsApp recently introduced a special app for iPads, a much requested option. We even talked about our experiences with the same and you can check it out here. So, what do you think about the WhatsApp for macOS app finally rolling out to everyone? Let us know in the comments below.