Friday, 03 February 2023

Whatsapp app now available on Windows App Store for desktop

Whatsapp app now available on Windows App Store for desktop

WhatsApp was working on an independent desktop app to be used on Windows-based PCs. The app is finally launched and available to download, although still in a beta avatar and ready to download from Windows Store. It will be a substitute to WhatsApp Web, which many Windows users have been using till now when they want to use instant messaging platforms on their laptops and desktops.

With an exclusive Windows App, users will no longer rely on browsers like Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or others to open and use the WhatsApp Web service. The system needs a Windows 10 version 14316.0 or higher and x64 architecture-based CPU to run the app.

How to download and use WhatsApp in Windows?

Step 1: Go to the Microsoft Windows Store

You can open the Microsoft Windows Store by simply opening the Start Menu and typing ‘store.’ The first result should be the Windows Store app.

Step 2: Search for WhatsApp Desktop

Search for WhatsApp Desktop on the top search bar, and you should find the app easily. Click on the ‘Get’ button to begin downloading the application.

Step 3: Set up and use WhatsApp desktop

Set up the application by entering your details, just like you would when you install WhatsApp on the phone, and you should be good to go.

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WhatsApp Desktop: Things to keep in mind before installing

As the app is still in beta, expect some issues and bugs in the initial stage. Several users in the review section of the app have reported that WhatsApp Desktop crashes on Windows 11. For a stable experience, we’d stick to using WhatsApp Web for now, especially now that it has multi-device support.

WhatsApp Desktop is also largely dependent on being used with your smartphone and is not independent. So if you want to use the WhatsApp app on your desktop without the phone, WhatsApp Web via multi-device linking is your only choice as of now.