WhatsApp native beta app for macOS rolling out: report


WhatsApp, the instant messaging app owned by Meta, has released a beta version of its app for macOS. You can download the app from the official website as a dmg file. WhatsApp for macOS comes with all the features available in WhatsApp for iOS. WhatsApp for macOS is supported on Apple MacBooks with M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2, ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chipsets, as well as other MacBooks running macOS 11 Big Sur. Intel Macs using Mac Catalyst also support a native application.

According to a report by WABetaInfo , the beta version of WhatsApp for macOS has been launched for M1 Macs, Macs running macOS 11 Big Sur or higher, and some other Intel Macs using Mac Catalyst. The application can be downloaded from the official site in dmg format. Although WhatsApp for MacOS is rolling out to a wider audience after its initial limited beta release, it’s still in beta, so some features may not work properly.

According to the report, users who want to access the local beta version of WhatsApp for MacOS can link an account on their Android or iPhone device by scanning a QR code on their Macbook. It comes with all the features available in WhatsApp for iOS. The app development tracker also shared a screenshot of the new WhatsApp app for macOS, which shows the app’s sidebar. The app also has the ability to drag and drop files.

The report also notes that a new native app built with Mac Catalyst is optimized to take advantage of Mac hardware. In addition, the app looks like a traditional Mac app.

WhatsApp will add more features to its native macOS app in the future. Meanwhile, the instant messaging app asked beta testers to share their thoughts on the new native app for macOS. You can share feedback using the bug button at the bottom of the app.

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