WhatsApp for Desktop

Whatsapp have officially launched their native desktop application for both Windows and Mac. The desktop client offers exactly the same features that are found on WhatsApp for Web which was introduced last year as a handy little extension for web browsers. The application is supported for systems running on Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ and can be downloaded for free from the company’s website.

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.

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.

To download the app, visit https://www.whatsapp.com/download from your desktop browser. Then, open the app and scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on your phone (look for WhatsApp Web menu under Settings).

Just like WhatsApp Web, the new desktop app lets you message with friends and family while your phone stays in your pocket.

Source: WhatsApp Blog