WhatsApp launches native app for Home windows

WhatsApp on Tuesday launched a very new app for Home windows customers. This time, as an alternative of utilizing the previous Electron expertise (which is web-based), the app has been utterly rebuilt utilizing native Home windows applied sciences, which ought to lead to higher efficiency general.

The brand new WhatsApp for Home windows was beforehand obtainable as a beta app, and now it’s lastly obtainable for all customers. As detailed by WhatsApp in a weblog put up (by way of The Verge), the brand new app comes to interchange the previous WhatsApp Desktop with a brand new, native expertise. Because it now runs natively, the app has turn into extra dependable and quicker.

As well as, the native WhatsApp app has another benefits in comparison with its predecessor. For instance, customers can now ship and obtain messages even when their cellphone is offline. The interface has additionally been redesigned to look cleaner and extra per the Home windows interface.

Mac customers will even get new WhatsApp app

Within the close to future, WhatsApp’s macOS app must also get the same replace. Final month, WhatsApp launched the first public beta of its new Mac app constructed on Catalyst expertise – which lets builders simply deliver iOS apps to macOS. As a substitute of utilizing net applied sciences, the brand new app is closely based mostly on WhatsApp for iOS utilizing the system’s native APIs.

Because of this, the brand new macOS app additionally runs quicker and makes use of fewer assets, which helps with regards to saving battery energy. The brand new WhatsApp beta app for macOS additionally works when the cellphone is offline, similar to WhatsApp for Home windows.

Home windows customers can now obtain the brand new WhatsApp app for Home windows on the Microsoft Retailer. It requires a pc operating Home windows 10 or later. As for the brand new macOS model, customers curious about getting it earlier than the official launch should join the beta app on TestFlight.

WhatsApp additionally has plans to launch an iPad model (and now that is completely attainable with the Catalyst model), however at this level, the beta app for iPadOS has but to be launched.

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