WhatsApp has been in news for many days. Earlier, leaks came out about launching of new features like Video Calls, NFC Tags, Group Invites, Voicemail, Zip File Sharing and more. We all were waiting for WhatsApp to come on our PCs because it is a very good cross platform instant messaging app(now able to do WhatsApp call also ) but could not run WhatsApp independently till today on a PC. Sometimes, we want to enjoy WhatsApp on a big screen but due to its limited availability to smartphones only restricted us all the time. But, it will happen anymore as WhatsApp has just launched its desktop version for PCs (Windows and Mac).
WhatsApp will provide its desktop users all the same features and shortcuts, which we have already seen on WhatsApp for Web. But, the main difference is the fact that the new app will run indepandently and not depend on the mobile version of the communication platform. It will look like as shown in picture below.
WhatsApp stated in a blogpost, “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. Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.”
To download the app, visit visit https://www.whatsapp.com/ download from a desktop browser. Open the app and scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on a smartphone( You can look for WhatsApp Web menu under Settings).
The desktop app is available for systems running on Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ both and gets synced with WhatsApp on one’s smartphone. It is because that the app runs natively on the desktop, users will get support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and much more.
The company is indeed ramping up it’s service and introducing tons of new features since it is bought by Facebook. We think Facebook will include almost all the features of Facebook and Messenger to WhatsApp for better usability and help us to enjoy it a bit more. Not only enjoy, but today many of our official work, business work or job work is even done through WhatsApp now. Recently, WhatsApp has introduced ene-to-end encryption which will make it even more safe.