Whatsapp users have some good news to rejoice for. For quite long time, they wanted an official desktop app for Whatsapp on their Windows PC and Mac desktop instead of using it just on one of their smartphones. Even though a web version is available that can be opened using any web browser, yet a desktop app is needed by most users. Competing messaging app such as Telegram already have dedicated desktop app for Windows PC & OSX (Mac) users and it was time Whatsapp provided the same.
Starting today, official Whatsapp desktop app is available for public to download for Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+. The app gets synced with WhatsApp on your smartphone. The desktop app runs natively on the desktop and comes with support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts and more.
You can download the desktop app by visiting whatsapp download page from the desktop browser. JUst download and install the app on your system. To login on the desktop you need to scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on your smartphone just as you do for the web version. You can get the QR code by navigating to WhatsApp Menu >> Settings.
The desktop app install file for windows is big and is 61.49 MB in size. IN terms of features, it is still bare minimum and you cannot do much just as the web version. It still need to evolve a lot before it can emulate all the features on the mobile devices.