WhatsApp Beta now available to download for MacBooks

I say WhatsApp, you say Mac. I apologize for that pun, it was years behind schedule, just like WhatsApp support for Apple’s MacBook laptops. But now, it finally looks like WhatsApp is taking MacBook functionality more seriously.

WhatsApp, owned by Meta, launched the beta version of its native app for macOS on January 24. Users can download WhatsApp for Mac dmg file from the official website.


Extending WhatsApp to MacBooks

WhatsApp reportedly appears to have built the app in sync with what’s available on WhatsApp for iOS. All MacBooks running on the M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2, ‌M2‌ Pro, and ‌M2‌ Max chipsets will be able to run the native WhatsApp app. Additionally, MacBooks running macOS 11 Big Sur and Intel laptops running Mac Catalyst will also be compatible with the app.

WhatsApp Beta now available to download for MacBooks

Due to the fact that this is a beta implementation, many features may still not work correctly for everyone. A report of WABetaInfo states that users who want to use the beta version of WhatsApp for Mac can simply link the account on their Android phones or iPhone by scanning the QR code on their MacBook. Then, they will be able to enjoy all the features of WhatsApp that are available on iOS.

Also read: WhatsApp is reportedly working on the feature to share images in original quality

Screenshots of the new native WhatsApp app show that it comes with an app sidebar and the ability to drag and drop files. Plus, the new native app built with Mac Catalyst can take advantage of Mac hardware, even offering the same aesthetics.

WhatsApp Beta now available to download for MacBooks

If you prefer to stick to WhatsApp web, you can continue to use the app’s features in a browser by linking it to your phone device. For this feature to work, your phone and laptop must be connected to the Internet at all times.

Also read: WhatsApp’s ‘Saved Message’ feature will allow users to save disappearing messages

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