WhatsApp on Tuesday released a completely new native Windows app. The new app replaces the old app that used web-based Electron technology with native Windows technologies, which should result in improved performance.
Other new features in the native WhatsApp app include the ability for users to send and receive messages even when their phone is offline. The redesigned interface also looks cleaner and more consistent with the Windows interface.
An update is looming for WhatsApp’s macOS app, as it is currently in beta testing. The new beta is built on Apple’s Catalyst technology, which allows developers to easily port iOS apps to macOS. The new app is based on WhatsApp for iOS and uses the system’s native APIs.
Therefore, the macOS app should run faster while using less resources, which should improve battery life on MacBooks. The new WhatsApp beta app for macOS also works when the phone is offline, just like WhatsApp for Windows.
Windows users running Windows 10 or later can find the new WhatsApp app for Windows in the Microsoft Store. Users interested in getting the new macOS version before the official release can sign up for the beta app on TestFlight.
WhatsApp also has an iPad version in the works, However, the beta app for iPadOS has yet to be released.