Messaging App WhatsApp has been released a desktop app for OS X and Windows. The new desktop app is available for Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ and is synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device. Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you’ll have support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more.
WhatsApp said in a blog post that, “Today 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.” First, you need to go the official WhatsApp.com website and download the app from here. Once the app has been set-up and installed, click on the icon to open it and you’ll see that familiar QR scan code you saw on.
Just like WhatsApp Web, the new desktop app lets you message with friends and family while your phone stays in your pocket. The advantage with the WhatsApp desktop app is that you don’t need to open a separate browser tab on your PC, and can instead use the app directly.
WhatsApp’s leaked screenshots suggest that the firm plans to roll out a new video-calling feature to the Android and iOS apps. So download the WhatsApp desktop App and use it.
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