The Windows app for WhatsApp includes new features such as a writing pad and multi-device support.
WhatsApp has long been rumored to be developing standalone apps for Windows and Mac users. However, the WhatsApp Windows app beta is now available for download. The Windows app’s beta version is available for download from Microsoft’s Windows app store. According to reports, it’s a Universal Windows Platform app, which means you won’t need to connect your phone to use the Windows app.
According to GSMArena, the beta version of the app is available for download from Microsoft’s Windows app store. The Windows app for WhatsApp includes new features such as a writing pad and multi-device support. Because the app is built on the Universal Windows Platform, you won’t need a working phone to use the WhatsApp beta app for Windows. Because the app is still in beta, expect WhatsApp to add new features or remove some that are already there.
According to the WhatsApp features tracker, after installing the app, users will need to link their WhatsApp account from “Linked Devices” using a QR Code. The chats will begin to sync, and you will be able to use and test the new beta app.
Because WhatsApp is still in beta, some features (such as archived chats, status updates, and stickers) are missing; these will be added in future updates.
You’ll also notice a new Feedback button, implying that WhatsApp is eager to hear from you.
The whole point of introducing a standalone app for Windows is to improve the user experience. Desktop users will no longer be required to connect their phones each time they use WhatsApp on the Web.
Wabetainfo cited a recent tweet that gives a sneak peek at the upcoming feature. In an image shared by Twitter user ALumia Italia, the WhatsApp desktop app can be seen on a Windows 11 platform. The screenshot shared by the Twitter user revealed a clutter-free and cleaner WhatsApp interface on Windows 11. The apps on the Windows app also have a different appearance. Similarly, WhatsApp for MacOS is expected to follow suit.
WhatsApp is also developing a Mac-specific app. The WhatsApp tracker has revealed that the apps are being developed for both macOS Catalyst and UWP.