We’ve known for some time that WhatsApp was working on a new desktop app for Windows, and last weekend it finally appeared on the Microsoft Store for some users.
As AL noticed, the new WhatsApp desktop app is still in beta, although it can already be downloaded from the Microsoft Store by those running Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Based on the Electron framework, the new WhatsApp client aligns with the modern visual updates available in Windows 10 and Windows 11, so for example, it also uses the rounded corners that are now part of the new operating system.
At the same time, the application has acquired acrylic, therefore sporting a much more modern approach, especially under Windows 11.
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Keep in mind, however, that the app is still in the beta development phase, so some features may not work exactly as expected.
âGet WhatsApp Beta and you will be one of the first to try the updated features and share your feedback on the new app. As always, your personal messages and calls continue to be protected with end-to-end encryption. No one other than your chats, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to them, âreads the app’s description on the Microsoft Store.
But the good news is that WhatsApp has tried to make using the desktop client as convenient as possible, so for example, you will receive new message notifications even when the app is not running on the phone. ‘device.
WhatsApp has yet to publicly announce the new app for Windows 10 and Windows 11 users, but you can already try it out using the link above. If the store download link doesn’t work, make sure you’re running at least Windows 10 version 18362.