WhatsApp is releasing a new Windows app that runs natively on Windows and does away with the old web-based backend. GSM Arena says that people who use WhatsApp can link a desktop computer so they can keep making and receiving calls and sending messages even when they don’t have their phone with them. This can be done with WhatsApp Web in a browser or a WhatsApp desktop app that is based on the web.
The native software will work better, use fewer resources, and start up faster than the original, even though it won’t look or feel any different. Thanks to these apps, you can keep talking even when your phone isn’t connected to the internet. WhatsApp will also make software that runs on macOS, but this is still in the works. The WhatsApp MacOS software is currently in closed beta testing. It will be released as a “Universal app” for macOS, which means it will be based on the WhatsApp iPhone app and run natively on Apple laptops.
9to5Mac said that the early beta of the new WhatsApp desktop app is much faster than the old one. No matter what platform you use to get to WhatsApp, you must connect the new desktop software to a smartphone account that is linked to a phone number. Once your devices are connected, you can send and receive messages, make WhatsApp calls, and more using end-to-end encryption.
GSM Arena says that you can use up to four linked devices when your phone is offline. However, after 14 days since you last used your phone, linked devices will automatically be logged out. (ANI)