About the new WhatsApp Desktop experience

The new WhatsApp desktop app for Windows users is now live and available here.
What's changing?
WhatsApp Desktop users have been using our web-based desktop app (WhatsApp Desktop) or our browser-based app (WhatsApp Web). As we're always trying to improve the WhatsApp experience for our users, we're developing apps native to Windows and Mac operating systems.
Advantages of native apps:
  • Increased reliability and speed
  • Designed and optimized for your desktop operating system
  • Continue to receive notifications and messages even when your phone is offline
Windows users
Download the new WhatsApp Desktop App for Windows.
Once downloaded and installed, to log in:
  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Tap More options
    on Android or Settings on iPhone.
  3. Tap Linked Devices.
  4. Point your phone camera to the QR code that appears on your WhatsApp Desktop App.
Mac users
WhatsApp desktop app native to Mac operating systems is currently in development.
  • For early access and to help us with testing, you can download our beta program here.
  • As a Mac user, you can use WhatsApp Web in your browser or download our web-based WhatsApp Desktop app.
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