The long-awaited native Whatsapp platform for Windows 11 (and Windows 10) has finally arrived. There is currently a Whatsapp version that is based on the online version. Regrettably, the performance of the desktop app is poor.
How do I obtain the new native WhatsApp desktop app in Windows 11 and 10?
Here’s how to download the new Whatsapp desktop app and try it out for yourself.
- Go to the Microsoft Store and search for the Whatsapp Beta app.
- Check the System Requirements to verify whether your PC satisfies the app’s requirements (Windows 10 version 18362.0 or higher is required).
- Select “Get” from the drop-down menu.
- You will be prompted to enter the Microsoft Store by a tiny window. Select “Open the Microsoft Store” from the drop-down menu.
- You’ll see a new window titled “Microsoft Store Preview.” Under WhatsApp Beta, select “Get.” This will start the download, which should take no more than a few minutes.
The Whatsapp Beta app has received a 4.2 out of 5-star rating so far.
Windows users may now download a new dedicated WhatsApp desktop platform built on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), which blends in with the rest of the Windows 11 software ecosystem (h/t TechRadar).
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