WhatsApp’s new Windows version works standalone

WhatsApp has launched a new version of the messaging app for Windows that will no longer need the users to link their phones to send, receive, and sync messages.


The new Update


About the new updated version of the app the company said, “The new WhatsApp desktop app for Windows users is now live and available here.


What’s changing?

WhatsApp Desktop users have been using our web-based desktop app (WhatsApp Desktop) or our browser-based app (WhatsApp Web). As we’re always trying to improve the WhatsApp experience for our users, we’re developing apps native to Windows and Mac operating systems.


Advantages of native apps:


Increased reliability and speed

Designed and optimized for your desktop operating system

Continue to receive notifications and messages even when your phone is offline

Windows users

Download the new WhatsApp Desktop App for Windows.


Once downloaded and installed, to log in:


Open WhatsApp on your phone.

Tap More options on Android or Settings on iPhone.

Tap Linked Devices.

Point your phone camera to the QR code that appears on your WhatsApp Desktop App.

Mac users

WhatsApp desktop app native to Mac operating systems is currently in development.


For early access and to help us with testing, you can download our beta program here.

As a Mac user, you can use WhatsApp Web in your browser or download our web-based WhatsApp Desktop app.”


Description by Windows


About the new version of the app Windows said, “WhatsApp from Meta is a 100% free messaging app. It’s used by over 2B people in more than 180 countries. It’s simple, reliable, and private, so you can easily keep in touch with your friends and family. WhatsApp works across mobile and desktop even on slow connections, with no subscription fees*.


Private messaging across the world


Your personal messages and calls to friends and family are end-to-end encrypted. No one outside of your chats, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to them.”