WhatsApp would work on a new desktop app for macOS. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing a version of the app that uses the Mac Catalyst framework. It allows developers to directly develop iPad apps for macOS Monterrey. Also read – WhatsApp will now use your ‘legal name’ for UPI payments: how to find yours
The new app is expected to hit the App Store, unlike the WhatsApp desktop app which can be downloaded directly from the website. Unfortunately, the application is under development, so it is not possible to download it from the App Store on your Mac at this time and the release date is currently unknown. Also Read – WhatsApp Will Soon Let You Bring Some Common Sense To Your Inbox By Bringing Chat Filters
According to the report, when you open WhatsApp for macOS for the first time, you need to pair your phone by scanning the QR code: you can scan the QR code generated by WhatsApp for macOS directly in WhatsApp Settings > Paired devices. Also Read – WhatsApp Will Soon Let You Disappear Your Old Messages Immediately
Users will also be able to link WhatsApp for Android to WhatsApp for macOS, so users don’t need to switch to iOS if they are using WhatsApp on an Android device.
WhatsApp recently released a multi-device support feature in the beta version of its Android and iOS apps. Now word is that the company plans to release a second iteration of this feature in the form of a feature called Companion Mode.
The upcoming companion mode will allow users to use the same WhatsApp account on multiple devices at the same time. The blog site notes that this is already possible when linking a PC (via WhatsApp desktop app or WhatsApp web) to the main WhatsApp account. But now Companion Mode will allow WhatsApp users to use their accounts on a secondary mobile device or smartphone.
Additionally, the company has started rolling out the ability to add up to 512 people to a WhatsApp group. Additionally, the company has started rolling out the ability to share media files up to 2GB on its platform. These features were announced earlier this month.