Today there is some great news for all the users of WhatsApp across the globe.
If you have been using this client on your phone for rest of your past, this is now the time to get the desktop client.
WhatsApp for Desktop is a desktop client for the WhatsApp users. However, this client is still unofficial and despite this fact, it can still be installed on any major PC operating systems that include Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This is a native client that can be installed on your desktop, which is very different from the case of WhatsApp Web, which does not ask the users to download and install it.
WhatsApp for Desktop is a front end for WhatsApp Web
At the moment, there is no native desktop client for installing WhatsApp on PCs. This is something that most of the application’s competitors are already offering their millions of users, for instance, Skype, Viber and LINE Messenger. However, since WhatsApp was originally not meant for the desktop environment, the developers of the app went for a web client in the shape of WhatsApp Web.
Even though there is no huge difference in how WhatsApp Web and the new WhatsApp for Desktop work, there are some differences that have been introduced in the desktop app. The app has been tweaked and modified in a way that it now offers a much better look, but is still very simple to use.
Using WhatsApp for Desktop, you can easily chat with your WhatsApp friends without having any denting effects to the performance of your OS. In this application, you will be able to find the ability to chat in groups, with individuals as well as open links in a web browser. In addition, the unofficial desktop client will also let users share location, images, videos as well as voice notes.
Once the app has integrated with your system, be sure to enjoy from extended system tray support, launching during startup, more preferences when you right click as well as native notifications that ensure you never miss any activity on the application.
How to log in to WhatsApp for Desktop
As noted earlier, the new WhatsApp for Desktop is simply a wrapper of the current WhatsApp Web. Even though the client is native, there is still no desktop authentication. Users must still depend on the scanning of the QR code using their phone’s app, just like in the case of WhatsApp Web.
In essence, the only major advantage you get with this native client is the way it perfectly integrates with the PC operating system. This application is available for free download from the official Softpedia website and it is only 29MB in size.