WhatsApp is one of the best instant messaging app in the current digital world. This leads you to exchange messages with people from all around the world absolutely free of cost. But till now there wasn’t official WhatsApp app released for Mac and Windows.
Hence, you were almost bound to use only via Android, iOS, Blackberry and Symbian based phones. Therefore using WhatsApp for Desktop wasn’t that easy. However, there were always alternatives to use WhatsApp for PC or Laptops still dedicated official app always welcome to have.
The good news is that, recently WhatsApp Web Official team has announced WhatsApp Desktop app for Windows and Mac OS on the very day of 10th May 2016. As WhatsApp officials narrated, “Today (10th May 2016) 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”.
Brief About WhatsApp Desktop App
Personally, I was expecting a vast of new stuffs from WhatsApp desktop app; but here, WhatsApp team has disappointed me. Interface of WhatsApp for Desktop just similar to the WhatsApp web client. As of that you cannot expect much from the desktop version.
Official said on their blog “Like WhatsApp Web , Our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: The app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile devices.”
Just like in the WhatsApp Web, users have to scan a QR code throughout the WhatsApp app on their mobile. This seemed, users still have to engage their Smartphone’s continuously same as WhatsApp Web client in order to get activeted their WhatsApp account on the PC.
People, who are familiar using WhatsApp Web client, will notice that there is nothing new using WhatsApp for desktop. As of the users can only skip their browser.
Note: WhatsApp Web supports on every latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari. Though Chrome browser was the first to support WhatsApp Web and following browsers recently supported by WhatsApp team. Positive thing is that you don’t need any browser anymore to use WhatsApp on PC (if you don’t prefer using WhatsApp Web Client).
Where To Download WhatsApp for Desktop
In pursuance to download WhatsApp for Desktop, it wouldn’t give a bit of headache to you. You can simply download the WhatsApp for Desktop version from WhatsApp’s official website. Below here is the link, which will direct you to the official site of WhatsApp. Simply proceed to click on the link, and get started the downloading process.
WhatsApp for Desktop can be downloaded and installed in the following way-
- Once you click on the above given link, you will be taken to the WhatsApp official site.
- After getting into the WhatsApp official Homepage, locate the option ‘Mac or Windows PC’ and click on it.
- Next, you will be directed to the ‘Download’ section. From here, navigate the ‘Download for Windows (64-bit)’ button and click on it.
As soon as you click on the green button mentioned above, the downloading of WhatsApp for desktop will take place immediately. Once the installation file is completely downloaded, click on the file from windows downloading bar located on the bottom of Windows screen.
Now proceed to install the application as you do for all kind of software installation.
That’s all about WhatsApp Desktop App, and how you get WhatsApp for desktop. As mentioned above there is a disappointment from my expectation though it’s the beginning for WhatsApp Desktop App. Expecting a new update from the team WhatsApp Official for the WhatsApp Desktop app which will include independent WhatsApp full experiences.
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