Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The desktop version of the popular messaging app WhatsApp is finally here for Windows and Mac systems.
However, the WhatsApp app for desktop will run on Windows 8 and above and Mac OS 10.9 and above, the company informed.
"The new desktop app mirrors your mobile device, allowing you to message friends and family while your phone is in your pocket," the company was quoted as saying.
To have the app on desktop, one will have to download it from 'https://www.whatsapp.com/download', open the app and scan the QR code with your phone to sync it to your smartphone.
Because it runs natively on your desktop as opposed to through an app on your browser, the app allows for native notifications and better keyboard shortcuts, WhatsApp said in a post.
After several months of beta testing, Facebook recently rolled out Facebook and Messenger apps on Windows 10. The company also updated photo-sharing Instagram app for Windows 10 mobile.
Facebook for Windows 10 starts and loads News Feed much faster than previous Facebook desktop applications.
The new app has built-in desktop notifications feature and a user can pin a new Facebook Live Tile that will show the user latest updates from friends, family and Pages.
Meanwhile, the Messenger for Windows 10 has features, including stickers, group conversations and GIFs.
The Messenger for Windows has native desktop notifications and a feature that lets a user see unread messages with a "Live Tile".
With Agency Input