With WhatsApp on the desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Great start, but needs improvement
I love using WhatsApp on my iPhone and like the idea of being able to use the desktop app as well. The only real gripe I have is that the desktop app does not recognize keyboard text shortcuts, nor does it allow you to type seamlessly in another language. In my case, I use WhatsApp a lot to talk to friends and family in Mexico and Spain—in Spanish. The app does not recognize that I am typing in Spanish and marks all words as mis-spelled and underlines them in red. Further, it does not do any auto-correct or suggested text features. A big request I would have is to incorporate the languages / multi-language abilities that other Mac developers (and Apple) put into their apps. If the app were improved with this upgrade, I would give this app 5 stars!
Very solid desktop client
This app integrates surprisingly well with the mobile app, considering that WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted. Despite fetching all messages from the phone, it has no lag and seems always reliable in making sure that the message is delivery correctly, even under poor network conditions.
Unlike the WeChat client, the WhatsApp client is even able to load history, in spite of the fact that it is coming from one's own phone rather than a company server. It's also able to send stickers. The user interface is a very consistent experience with the mobile app, and I find it much easier to use than any other client.
Good, but has potential to be better!
I really like the idea of this, to function much like iMessage does! However, there is definitely room for improvement. I would really like to see video calls supported on the desktop version as it is on mobile, much like FaceTime but with compatibility between different types of phones. I think this is the most useful feature that could be added. However, as some other users have mentioned, it would also be quite nice for this application to function without having your phone on, nearby, and connected. These changes would make this desktop version SO wonderful, up to par of the mobile version we all know and love. Would love to see these features rolled out sometime soon, please!
- WhatsApp Inc.
- 140.4 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+
- © 2018 WhatsApp Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.