December 1, 2023

The brand new native model of WhatsApp for Mac, which has been out there in beta since January, is now out there on the Mac App Retailer. Till now, this new WhatsApp app was solely out there as a standalone obtain from WhatsApp’s web site.

In comparison with the earlier web-based model, this new shopper introduces a redesigned UI that makes WhatsApp look extra like a local Mac app. It will also be used with out an energetic connection to the WhatsApp app in your telephone, and you can even allow notifications for incoming calls when the app is closed.

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The brand new WhatsApp for Mac additionally provides assist for group calls. You possibly can speak with as much as 8 folks in video calls and as much as 32 folks in audio calls, and in addition be a part of a gaggle name after it has already been acknowledged. One other new characteristic is the power to tug and drop information right into a chat dialog.

Whereas a local model of WhatsApp is now out there on the Mac App Retailer, the corporate has additionally began testing a brand new iPad app in beta. This has been a top-requested characteristic for a few years, although there’s nonetheless no ETA on when this new iPad app will turn into usually out there.