Meta has launched an up to date WhatsApp desktop app for Mac users, which includes a lot of the identical updates of the refreshed WhatsApp Home windows app, which it re-launched in August final 12 months.
The principle addition to the WhatsApp for Mac app is expanded group video calling, with customers now in a position to make calls with as much as 8 folks, and as much as 32 members for audio chats.
As per WhatsApp:
“Now you’ll be able to be part of a gaggle name after it’s began, see your name historical past and select to obtain incoming name notifications even when the app is closed. The app has additionally been redesigned to be extra acquainted to Mac customers, serving to you get extra performed quicker when utilizing WhatsApp on a big display screen.”
WhatsApp’s been increasing on its video choices, because it seems to be to align with evolving utilization behaviors, and supply a extra compelling, partaking connective expertise. WhatsApp additionally not too long ago added screen-sharing for video calls, and video messages, constructing on its core messaging performance.
The brand new Mac app additionally contains improved drag-and-drop file-sharing capability, an up to date chat historical past show, and extra, with every aspect protected with WhatsApp’s commonplace end-to-end encryption.
As extra questions are raised about information safety, WhatsApp has continued to see extra utilization, with Meta reporting in October final 12 months that North America is now WhatsApp’s fastest-growing region.
For a very long time, WhatsApp was considered extra as an app for growing markets, and it stays the main messaging platform in lots of areas. However U.S. utilization development represents a brand new alternative for the app, which might see extra companies additionally contemplating their connective choices.
Which is the place these new desktop apps may very well be notably helpful. And with extra companies now utilizing click-to-message adverts, in addition to paid messaging on WhatsApp (which grew 40% quarter-over-quarter in Q1 23), it may very well be value additionally exploring your WhatsApp alternatives.
You’ll be able to obtain the brand new WhatsApp for Mac app from WhatsApp.com, whereas it’s additionally coming quickly to the App Retailer.