The WhatsApp Native Beta App for macOS is now available: report

The WhatsApp Native Beta App for macOS is now available: report
25
Jan-2023

WhatsApp, the Meta-owned instant messaging app, has released a beta version of its macOS native app. The app can be downloaded as a dmg file from the official website. According to reports, the native WhatsApp app for macOS includes all of the features found in the WhatsApp for iOS app. WhatsApp for macOS is compatible with Apple MacBooks equipped with the M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2, M2 Pro, and M2 Max chipsets, as well as other MacBooks running macOS 11 Big Sur. The native app is also supported by Intel Macs running Mac Catalyst.

According to WABetaInfo, a beta version of WhatsApp's macOS native app has been released for M1 Macs, Macs running macOS 11 Big Sur or higher, and some other Intel Macs using Mac Catalyst. The app can be downloaded in dmg format from the official website. Though WhatsApp for macOS is now available to a wider audience after a limited early beta period, it is still in beta and thus some features may not work properly.

According to the report, users who want to try WhatsApp native beta for macOS can do so by scanning the QR code on their Macbook and linking their account on their Android or iPhone. It includes all of the features found in the WhatsApp for iOS app. The app development tracker also shared a screenshot of the new WhatsApp native app for macOS, which features an app sidebar. The app also allows you to drag and drop files.

According to the report, the new native app created with Mac Catalyst has been optimised to take advantage of Mac hardware. Furthermore, the app looks and feels like a standard Mac app.

WhatsApp's native macOS app will receive additional features in the future. Meanwhile, the instant messaging app has asked beta testers to provide feedback on the new macOS native app. The bug button, located at the bottom of the app, can be used to provide feedback.

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