The new app was launched last August WhatsApp for Mac Finally it was Available for download on Mac App StoreThis happened after months of “reservation” on the official website of Messenger.
Developed to run natively on devices equipped with chips from the Apple Silicon family, the app appears to run on the same binary as the iPhone version, and seems to have completely replaced the old WhatsApp Desktop in the Apple App Store, because it can’t. More can be found there.
As mentioned earlier, the new app takes better advantage of Mac’s larger screens, supports video calls with up to 8 participants and voice calls with up to 32 participants, and also lets you share files stored on your device by dragging them into the conversation.
The new WhatsApp app for Mac requires at least macOS Big Sur 11 to work and can be downloaded as well Via the official website of Messenger. It’s still unclear what will happen to WhatsApp Desktop users with the launch of the new app, after all, those who are still using it aren’t receiving any kind of update notifications or anything like that — not to mention that the old app is no longer in the store.
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