The WhatsApp standalone app is in the making for Windows for quite some time. The app is available now for downloading from Microsoft’s Windows App Store.
WhatsApp Beta for Windows: What’s New?
Based on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), this new WhatsApp desktop app is built. Multi-device functions are used by the UWP, so users can receive notifications even when their phone is not connected to an internet connection. According to Facebook, the Meta-owned company uses XAML UI language in support of native Windows apps.
Although the design of WhatsApp Desktop is very similar to WhatsApp Web’s, there are many improvements and new features that add a unique touch. It also features multi-device support. Users can now use Windows Ink to draw an image and then share it in the app. The beta version of the PC app is also said to be able to use settings taken from WhatsApp mobile, such as privacy settings and storage.
Although the beta version of the app is not yet available, it will be updated with more features in the near future. WhatsApp claims to be developing a macOS Catalyst app. WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp tracker, stated that although Apple permits the use of compatible iPad apps on macOS Catalyst. However, WhatsApp is likely to allow the support for this later. According to some reports, the app for macOS Catalyst will have some UI enhancements for desktop functionality.
Here are some simple steps for Windows users who want to try the beta version.
How do I download WhatsApp Beta for Windows?
Start the browser and paste the link into the search box.
Once the website opens click on Get Started to redirect to the Microsoft Store App.
You will find the Get option on the next page. Tap it to open the window. Next, you’ll be asked for your Microsoft account login details.
You can choose to skip signing in by choosing the “No” option. After that, an Install button will appear.
If you take a moment to breathe, the app will automatically download.
Once installed, the Launch option will appear. Just tap it to open the Desktop app with a QR code.
You can now use the Beta version of Desktop by scanning your mobile number.