WhatsApp desktop app provides you a brand new approach to keep in contact anytime and wherever – whether or not in your telephone or pc at residence or work.
The desktop app is offered for Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 and macOS 10.9 or greater, and is synced with WhatsApp in your cellular machine. Because the app runs natively in your desktop, you will have help for native desktop notifications, higher keyboard shortcuts, and extra.
Upon downloading and opening the app, scan the QR code utilizing the WhatsApp app in your telephone (search for WhatsApp Web menu beneath Settings). Just like WhatsApp Web, the brand new desktop app helps you to message with family and friends whereas your telephone stays in your pocket.
WhatsApp is offered for cellular platforms Android and iPhone / iOS.
- No hidden prices: Once you and your folks obtain the appliance, you should utilize it to talk as a lot as you need. Send 1,000,000 messages a day to your folks at no cost! WhatsApp makes use of your Internet connection: 3G/EDGE or Wi-Fi when out there.
- Multimedia: Send Video, Images, and Voice notes to your folks and contacts.
- Group Chat: Enjoy group conversations along with your contacts. Add or Remove group individuals, change group topic and set a bunch icon.
- Personal: Set a profile photograph which can be proven to all of your contacts
- No worldwide fees: Just like there isn’t any added value to ship a global electronic mail, there isn’t any value to ship WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your folks everywhere in the world so long as they’ve WhatsApp Messenger put in and keep away from these pesky worldwide SMS prices.
- Say no to pins and usernames: Why even trouble having to recollect one more PIN or username? WhatsApp works along with your telephone quantity, identical to SMS would, and integrates flawlessly along with your current telephone handle e-book.
- No must log in/out: No extra confusion about getting logged off from one other pc or machine. With push notifications WhatsApp is all the time on and all the time related.
- No want so as to add buddies: Your Address Book is used to routinely join you along with your contacts. Your contacts who have already got WhatsApp Messenger can be routinely displayed beneath Favorites, just like a buddy checklist.
- Offline Messages: Even if you happen to miss your push notifications or flip off your iPhone, WhatsApp will save your messages offline till you retrieve them through the subsequent software use.
- And rather more: Share location and locations, Exchange contacts, Custom wallpaper, Custom notification sounds, Landscape mode, Message timestamps, Email chat historical past, Broadcast messages and media to many contacts without delay, and far rather more.
WhatsApp has simply now prolonged the time you need to delete your messages out of your chats after you hit ship to 2 days 12 hours. The have additionally improved privateness by including extra choices to cover your on-line standing, block screenshots for view as soon as messages and now you may quietly go away teams with out different individuals figuring out.
Previous launch notes
- Updates to messages reactions together with the flexibility to react with any emoji plus extra enhancements and fixes.
- Increased the group participant restrict to 512
- Increased max file dimension restrict to 2GB
- On group calls, you may mute others or message them by lengthy urgent on their tile
Reactions, 2GB File Sharing, 512 Groups
As we introduced final month with our imaginative and prescient for Communities on WhatsApp, we’re now constructing for organizations, companies, and different close-knit teams to speak securely and get issues executed on WhatsApp. The suggestions we have obtained to this point has been very optimistic and we won’t wait to get many new options into individuals’s fingers.
We’re excited to share that emoji reactions at the moment are out there on the newest model of the app. Reactions are enjoyable, quick, and so they scale back overload in teams too. We’ll proceed bettering them by including a fair broader vary of expressions sooner or later.
In addition, now you can ship information inside WhatsApp as much as 2GB in dimension at a time, protected by end-to-end encryption. This is a rise from the earlier restrict of 100MB and we predict can be useful for collaboration amongst small companies and college teams. We suggest utilizing WiFi for bigger information and we’ll show a counter whereas importing or downloading to let you know the way lengthy your switch will take.
One of the highest requests we have constantly obtained is the choice so as to add extra individuals to a chat, so now we’re slowly rolling out the flexibility so as to add as much as 512 individuals to a bunch. Building personal, protected, and safe communities takes work and we predict this sequence of enhancements will assist individuals and teams keep shut to 1 one other.
We hope individuals take pleasure in these updates and stay up for sharing extra all year long.
WhatsApp desktop app not requires your telephone to be on-line
We’re excited to announce that personal and safe one-to-one voice and video calls at the moment are out there on WhatsApp’s desktop app.
Throughout the final yr we have seen important will increase in individuals calling each other on WhatsApp, typically for lengthy conversations. Last New Year’s Eve, we broke the document for essentially the most calls ever made in a single day with 1.4 billion voice and video calls. With so many individuals nonetheless other than their family members, and adjusting to new methods of working, we would like conversations on WhatsApp to really feel as near in-person as doable, no matter the place you’re on the planet or the tech you are utilizing.
Answering on an even bigger display screen makes it simpler to work with colleagues, see your loved ones extra clearly on an even bigger canvas, or unlock your fingers to maneuver round a room whereas speaking. To make desktop calling extra helpful, we made positive it really works seamlessly for each portrait and panorama orientation, seems in a resizable standalone window in your pc display screen, and is about to be all the time on high so that you by no means lose your video chats in a browser tab or stack of open home windows.
Voice and video calls on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted, so WhatsApp cannot hear or see them, whether or not you name out of your telephone or your pc. We’re beginning with one-to-one calls on the WhatsApp desktop app so we make certain we can provide you a dependable and high-quality expertise. We can be increasing this function to incorporate group voice and video calls sooner or later.
You could make free voice and video calls to your contacts on WhatsApp Desktop if in case you have the app put in in your pc.
Desktop calling is supported on:
- Windows 10 64-bit model 1903 and newer
- macOS 10.13 and newer
To make or obtain calls on WhatsApp Desktop, you will want:
- An audio output machine and microphone for voice and video calls.
- A digital camera for video calls.
- An lively web connection in your pc and telephone. The name will not undergo your telephone, however it must be on-line to determine the decision.
- To grant WhatsApp permission to entry your pc’s microphone and digital camera. WhatsApp wants entry to your pc’s microphone for calls and digital camera for video calls.
Note: Group calls aren’t supported on WhatsApp Desktop presently.
Previous launch notes:
We’ve heard from so many individuals how a lot confusion there may be round our current replace. There’s been loads of misinformation inflicting concern and we need to assist everybody perceive our ideas and the info.
WhatsApp was constructed on a easy thought: what you share along with your family and friends stays between you. This means we’ll all the time defend your private conversations with end-to-end encryption, in order that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see these personal messages. It’s why we do not hold logs of who everybody’s messaging or calling. We can also’t see your shared location and we do not share your contacts with Facebook.
With these updates, none of that’s altering. Instead, the replace consists of new choices individuals should message a enterprise on WhatsApp, and offers additional transparency about how we accumulate and use information. While not everybody retailers with a enterprise on WhatsApp right this moment, we predict that extra individuals will select to take action sooner or later and it is vital persons are conscious of those companies. This replace doesn’t develop our skill to share information with Facebook.
We’re now shifting again the date on which individuals can be requested to evaluate and settle for the phrases. No one can have their account suspended or deleted on February 8. We’re additionally going to do much more to clear up the misinformation round how privateness and safety works on WhatsApp. We’ll then go to individuals progressively to evaluate the coverage at their very own tempo earlier than new enterprise choices can be found on May 15.
WhatsApp helped carry end-to-end encryption to individuals internationally and we’re dedicated to defending this safety expertise now and sooner or later. Thank you to everybody who has reached out to us and to so many who’ve helped unfold info and cease rumors. We will proceed to place every part we’ve into making WhatsApp one of the best ways to speak privately.