Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
In dire need of touchbar support!
This app is mostly great, it does everything that all the other paid WhatsApp applications do for free…except one - EMOJIS ON THE TOUCHBAR!
It’s so annoying to have to individually click on every emoji I want to use when plenty of other programs (including 3rd party whatsapp apps) have this function.
I feel my rating is justified because, although a seemingly small issue, touchbar support cannot be that hard to implement, and it makes sending messages (the apps main functionality) so much more tiresome than it needs to be, please devs, how hard can it be to add this in? It’s literally the apps only flaw but it’s such a huge issue and needs fixing, once that’s fixed it’ll be an easy 5 star review.
Too underequipped to be useful
It amazes me that a desktop app could be significantly less powerful and capable than a mobile app. I wanted to use this for video calls from my Mac, which I can’t. I expected to be able to update my status from the desktop app, which I can’t. I expected I could use this independently of my mobile, which I can’t. I wanted to use this seamlessly with the Photos app, dragging and dropping images each way, which I can’t. I thought the desktop app would improve the media browsing, which it does not. Many of the settings available on mobile aren’t available on Mac either.
I don’t understand the point of WhatsApp Desktop - the only benefit I can see is that you can type with a real keyboard. I also use Viber, which has an excellent fully-featured desktop app that syncs with your other devices, but doesn’t require tethering to my mobile. WhatsApp / Facebook really should take a lesson from them. It is exactly the same as the web-based app available via your browser, so why waste disk space downloading this program?
I’m ok with this
I have felt the need for a desktop version for ages as more and more people opt for WhatsApp messaging and it is less intrusive and time consuming especially when I’m (supposed to be) working. I can chhose to engage or ignore much quicker and easier on the desktop rather than having to mess about with a phone and type with my thumb.
This desktop app makes that sort of family engagement much easier and ultimately more likely.
Considering it hasn’t even reach version 1 yet, I’m tentatively impressed, and rather than slag off for all what could be better, improvements can always be made, I’m quite happy to offer an encouraging 5*
- WhatsApp Inc.
- 114.4 MB
- Social Networking
OS X 10.10.0 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.