WhatsApp Desktop App for Windows and Mac Released – Download and How To Use

Last Updated On : Thursday, May 12, 2016
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WhatsApp has just released their desktop app for Windows and Mac. Tired of keeping your browser window always open to access WhatsApp on your PC? Here is the solution, You can now download and install WhatsApp desktop app on your PC’s running on Windows and Mac operating System.

Of late WhatsApp has announced many features like End-to-End Encryption, Text formatting, Voice calls, etc., In addition to these features, a major announcement from the team is the desktop app.

WhatsApp Desktop App:

WhatsApp team has designed an app with all the features available on WhatsApp Web. For now, we can say, the desktop app is the replacement of WhatsApp Web. Even in the Desktop App, you have to access your messages with the help of your phone. There is no option to login directly from the desktop app like Telegram desktop app.

Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device. – WhatsApp Team

As per the official announcement from WhatsApp team, the desktop app is available for Windows operating system running on Windows 8 or higher and Mac OS running on 10.9 or higher versions. Like Web, the messages from your phone will be synced to the desktop app. In this app, you will have native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, controlling previews of messages in the desktop alerts and more. You can also view the blocked contacts and block new contacts from the desktop app.

Download:

You can download the WhatsApp Desktop application here. Browse to the URL from your PC and start downloading it. The size of the Windows App 32-bit version is 52.6 MB and 64-bit version is 61.5 MB and the size of Mac application which comes in the zipping package is 55 MB.

WhatsApp for Windows and Mac

How To Steps:

To get started with the desktop app, the steps are similar to WhatsApp Web.

Once you open the app on your desktop, QR code will be displayed. Open WhatsApp on your phone and navigate to WhatsApp Web and start scanning the code. Within a fraction of seconds, all the messages from your phone will be synced with your desktop app.

You can control notifications, sounds and block contacts from the desktop app.

Hope more features will be added in the upcoming days.

Download the Desktop app now and Happy WhatsApping 🙂

If you face any problem/difficulties, please feel free to drop a comment.