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WhatsApp launches its native macOS app

WhatsApp unveils a native macOS app with group video and audio calls. Drag-and-drop file sharing and extended chat history make chatting more efficient.

WhatsApp Launches Native macOS App for Video and Audio Calls

Today, WhatsApp announced the launch of its new native app for macOS, allowing users to engage in more efficient and integrated communications on their Apple computers. With the ability to participate in video calls with up to eight people and audio calls with up to 32 people, this app expands on the features already loved by WhatsApp users.

WhatsApp has put a lot of thought into the design of this app, making it familiar and intuitive for Mac users. With the ability to drag-and-drop files directly into chats and a more extensive view of chat history, the new macOS app is poised to make life easier for people who use WhatsApp for both personal and professional communication.

The new app is currently available for download on WhatsApp’s website and will soon make its debut on the Apple App Store. It had earlier been in public beta, available for users running systems with Apple Silicon and macOS 11 Big Sur or newer.

In line with this development, WhatsApp also launched a new Windows client earlier this year, featuring similar group-calling capabilities. This underlines WhatsApp's commitment to adapting its platform to suit the changing needs and habits of its users across different operating systems.

Since 2021, WhatsApp has been experimenting with multi-device linking, allowing one account to be active on up to four devices even if the primary phone is not connected to the internet. This makes the new macOS client even more convenient for those who switch between multiple devices.

WhatsApp continues to innovate its platform to cater to the needs of its diverse user base. Whether you're on macOS, Windows, or a mobile device, it seems that the Meta-owned app is committed to making your communication as seamless as possible.