With WhatsApp’s new Windows software, you can send, receive, and sync messages without connecting your phone. According to a website update by WhatsApp, the updated Windows app is now out of beta and accessible for download through the Microsoft Store.
Previously, Windows users had to download the web-based desktop client for WA or use their web browsers to access the messaging service. As explained by WA, the fact that the new app is native to Windows should speed up and improve responsiveness.
In comparison to the previous version of the program, the revamped WA has a significantly cleaner appearance, but it generally does not look all that different.
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The greatest difference is that message syncing between your phone and the desktop software no longer requires you to keep your phone connected to the internet. According to WhatsApp, a native app for macOS is also in development. The multi-device functionality of WhatsApp is completely operational and has exited beta. This keeps end-to-end encryption intact and enables you to connect up to four devices to your WhatsApp account without using your phone.
A screenshot from WhatsApp’s Android beta that WABetaInfo discovered in April suggests the platform may eventually support several devices, including tablets. The only way to attach your WA account to a device at the moment is through a computer, thus it makes sense to add support for tablets (or possibly an additional phone). There are some restrictions associated with using linked devices, though.
You cannot clean or delete chats, for instance, if your primary device is an iPhone. Additionally, you are unable to call or message someone who is using a “very old version” of WA, send messages with link previews, or view real-time locations through the WA online application.