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Whatsapp desktop app for Windows, Mac launched

Another feather in the cap as the leading messenger application, as Whatsapp finally launched its desktop app for Windows and Mac users, Wednesday.

In its blog, the giant messenger app announced “The new desktop app is available for Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ and is synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device. Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you’ll have support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more.”


Just like WhatsApp Web, the new desktop app lets you message with friends and family while your phone stays in your pocket. Users can send messages, attachments, record voice messages, send pictures, and manage their message history.

It might be missing a couple features from the phone version (I can’t find a way to change a conversation wallpaper from the desktop version, for example) but it should be mostly the same experience you’re used to.