WhatsApp now has a native application on Windows that works autonomously

Deepak Gupta August 17, 2022
Updated 2022/08/17 at 12:46 PM

Previously, Windows users had to download the web-based WhatsApp application or access the messaging service from their browsers. However, the new application is native to Windows, which, as the company explains, makes it faster and more optimized for the operating system.

Now you can use the application on your computer even with WhatsApp on your mobile phone offline.

The new application on Windows no longer requires you to turn on your smartphone to send, receive, and sync messages. An update on site from WhatsApp reveals that the new Windows application it's out of beta and available for download on the Microsoft Store.

Application updates: will there be many differences?

The redesigned application has a slightly cleaner interface compared to the previous version, but otherwise it doesn't look that different. The biggest change is that you no longer need to keep your smartphone online to synchronize messages between it and the computer application. The company says it is currently working on a native application also for macOS.

WhatsApp's multi-device functionality has been fully implemented and is out of beta state. This allows you to connect up to four devices to your account without needing your smartphone, all while maintaining end-to-end encryption.

WhatsApp plans add multi-device support for tablets

In April, WABetaInfo found a screenshot of the beta version of WhatsApp on Android that indicates that the platform will soon be able to add multi-device support for tablets. Right now, WhatsApp only allows you to connect computers to your account, so adding support for tablets (or maybe an additional smartphone) would only make sense.

However, using connected devices comes with some limitations. For example, if you use an iPhone as your primary device, you cannot clear or delete conversations. You also cannot message with preview links from WhatsApp Web, message or call someone who is using a "very old version" of the app.

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