WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, has just released its native macOS app compatible with Apple Silicon in a public beta. This allows users with either Macs with Apple’s own chip running macOS 11 Big Sur or newer version and Intel Macs that can run apps built with Mac Catalyst to download and use the test version of the app.
This native macOS client will offer users a familiar experience to the current WhatsApp experience they are accustomed to. They can send and receive messages, photos, videos, and other documents with their contacts. Additionally, users can make voice and video calls, create groups, and use end-to-end encryption for secure messaging.
The app also offers several other useful features. For example, users can share their location with friends and family, search through conversations, and pin important messages. Plus, users can customize their WhatsApp experience by choosing a wallpaper, notifications, and other settings to make the app their own.
The new native macOS client also adds several new features that make using WhatsApp on Macs easier. For example, users can now easily switch between multiple WhatsApp accounts without having to log out and log back in repeatedly. Additionally, users can now take advantage of the larger screen size and drag and drop files and images into chats.
The new native macOS client is a great addition to WhatsApp and provides users with a familiar experience while adding several new features. If you are a Mac user, you can now download the public beta version of the app and try it out for yourself. We would love to hear your thoughts on the app, so please leave us a comment below.