The developers of the popular WhatsApp messenger have released a beta version of the application for Apple Mac computers. It is currently available for everyone on WhatsApp’s official website.
Previously, macOS users were encouraged to use the web version of WhatsApp. Now they can interact with a full-fledged application that efficiently uses system resources and is optimized for Mac computers. The app also features an improved user interface that offers easy access to archived chats, calls, and other Messenger features.
The new WhatsApp app for Mac is reportedly being developed using Catalyst, Apple’s cross-platform development environment that also lets you port iPad apps to Mac. Even though there have been rumors about the WhatsApp app for the iPad for years, officially Meta* never announced this product. Perhaps the arrival of the WhatsApp application for Mac is a sign of the imminent arrival of a mobile version of the messenger for iPad.
For the past few months, the beta version of WhatsApp for macOS has been in closed testing. Now anyone can download and use it. After WhatsApp is installed and authorized on Mac, the account can be synced with other devices including iOS and Android smartphones using the standard QR code scanning process.
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