Better late than never - WhatsApp launches official desktop clients for Windows and Mac
posted by Peter K. / May 11, 2016, 5:46 AM
Now, approximately 3 years later, WhatsApp has decided it's high time it joined the party. One of Viber's more notable rivals just launched its official desktop clients for both Windows 8+ and Mac OS X 10.9+. With a familiar UI and design, long-term WhatsApp users will feel just at home with the newcomer. Being a native client, WhatsApp will show native desktop notifications and support common keyboard shortcuts.Apart from chatting with your pals (duh), you can attach pictures, videos, and documents. The full range of emojis are also just a click away. Oh, and you also get that 'sent' and 'read' tickers.
https://www.whatsapp.com/download; after you install it, scan the QR code you are provided it through the built-in QR scanner in your mobile WhatsApp app (look for WhatsApp Web in the app's settings).You can get the desktop client by visiting
As a reminder, WhatsApp just recently employed end-to-end encryption so as to boost security and ensure the privacy of users, who are now well over a billion.
Are you getting the desktop app?
Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016
No Windows 7 support??
posted on May 11, 2016, 6:04 AM 2
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Does it work independently from your smartphone like how Viber can work ?
posted on May 11, 2016, 7:07 AM 0
Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014
Nope, just a Wrapper for Whatsapp Web.
posted on May 11, 2016, 7:34 AM 4
Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014
Maybe I am ignorant, but how come this is new? I have been using Whats-app, on my Windows Vista PC for over a year now using the same Whats-App Web option from the pone menu and scanning the QR code.
posted on May 11, 2016, 9:01 AM 2
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