WhatsApp on Tuesday launched a totally new app for Windows customers. This time, as an alternative of utilizing the outdated Electron know-how (which is web-based), the app has been utterly rebuilt utilizing native Windows applied sciences, which ought to end in higher efficiency general.
The new WhatsApp for Windows was beforehand out there as a beta app, and now it is lastly out there for all customers. As detailed by WhatsApp in a weblog submit (through The Verge), the new app comes to exchange the outdated WhatsApp Desktop with a new, native expertise. Because it now runs natively, the app has develop into extra dependable and sooner.
As well as, the native WhatsApp app has another benefits in comparison with its predecessor. For instance, customers can now ship and obtain messages even when their cellphone is offline. The interface has additionally been redesigned to look cleaner and extra in line with the Windows interface.
Mac customers may even get new WhatsApp app
In the close to future, WhatsApp’s macOS app must also get the same replace. Final month, WhatsApp launched the first public beta of its new Mac app constructed on Catalyst know-how – which lets builders simply deliver iOS apps to macOS. As a substitute of utilizing internet applied sciences, the new app is closely primarily based on WhatsApp for iOS utilizing the system’s native APIs.
Because of this, the new macOS app additionally runs sooner and makes use of fewer assets, which helps in the case of saving battery energy. The new WhatsApp beta app for macOS additionally works when the cellphone is offline, similar to WhatsApp for Windows.
Windows customers can now obtain the new WhatsApp app for Windows on the Microsoft Retailer. It requires a pc operating Windows 10 or later. As for the new macOS version, customers considering getting it earlier than the official launch should join the beta app on TestFlight.
WhatsApp additionally has plans to launch an iPad version (and now this is completely potential with the Catalyst version), however at this level, the beta app for iPadOS has but to be launched.
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