WhatsApp has introduced the desktop app that will support both Windows and Mac after 16 months of its acquisition by social networking giant Facebook. The desktop app is available for devices running on Windows 8 and above and Mac OS X 10.9 and above.
Similar to WhatsApp Web, the desktop app will be an extension of the phone. It will mirror the conversations from the mobile. All you need to do is just run the app on your phone close to the desktop or computer and it will work.
Even the shortcuts and features of the WhatsApp desktop app are similar to the ones that are a part of the WhatsApp for Web. The difference is that the new app will not reply on the mobile to communicate.
This desktop app has built-in desktop notifications and the users can pin a new Facebook Live Tile that will display the latest updates from friends and Pages. The Windows 10 app has stickers, GIFs, and group conversations as well.
Here, we have come up with a guide to install and set-up WhatsApp's desktop app on your Windows or Mac laptop or PC. Follow the same and enjoy WhatsApp on desktop.
Guide to Download and Install WhatsApp on Desktop
Step 1: To download the desktop app, you need to first visit the official WhatsApp website's download page https://www.whatsapp.com/download/ from the browser on your desktop.
Step 2: Select one of the listed options based on what desktop or laptop you are using. And, click on the download file button. The best part is this file is not too big in size (roughly around 50 MB for Windows).
Step 3: After downloading the WhatsApp app for desktop, you need to open the .exe file and Run it. This will install the app on your desktop.
Step 4: After installing WhatsApp for desktop, you need to open the desktop app and scan the QC code that is displayed using the WhatsApp app on your mobile device.
You need to look for the Settings under the WhatsApp Web menu to do the same.
That's it! You can enjoy using the WhatsApp app on your desktop just like WhatsApp Web. Start messaging your friends right from your desktop without taking your phone out of your pocket.