Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Current Version: 0.2.5863
Last Updated: 26 days ago
Download Size: 63.9 MB - Download
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.
Now you can view status from WhatsApp Desktop
Most Helpful Reviews
Works Perfectly on my MacBook Air - I just downloaded the app and had it working in minutes. It is so easy. I just picked up where I had left off on two different phone chats, one a single person chat and the other a large group chat that is years old. No problem! That was easy.
No Independence Is Just Disappointing - For months, WhatsApp Web was a pinned tab on my Safari, so it wasn’t really convenient to use as a messaging app, considering Viber and Telegram had their own Mac clients. That said, it got the job done as an extension, and the need to have your phone connected was understandable for security purposes, since it was merely a website. Then this Mac app came along this year. I was excited and relieved that WhatsApp finally had an entry on the App Store, because I’ve used this app a lot to communicate with family. The one thing I expected out of it that would make this a step above the web version was its independence. Then I saw the familiar “Phone Not Connected” notice. And that’s where they fell short. How do you not make this a standalone when Viber and Telegram have been doing it for a pretty long while? This whole issue, to me, makes the app quite pointless. This should have never gone beyond the web in the first place. WhatsApp Inc, just know how much of an inconvenience this is and how much of an advantage your competition has here. And FIX the problem.
More Reviews for Current Version
Good desktop version - I appreciate having the desktop version of this app as I can type on a full size keyboard far more quickly than on my phone! For the most part - clean interface, same UI, and relatively un-buggy. Most recent version - I seem to be getting weird, rapid/flickering screen refreshes (especially when my CPU is under load and the app doesn’t have focus) that wasn’t occurring before this update. Not sure if it’s specifically this app update or something else contributing to it (but it doesn’t occur in other apps.) One request - would be nice to have emojis autosuggest such as :) and :P (as they do on the mobile app) so it’s not necessary to bring up the emoji panel every time. Thanks for the development (and testing, to make this relatively bug-free!)
excelente servicio - muy buen servicio, no sabia que se podia ocupar whatssap desde el mac. bueno bueno bueno!
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!
Needs improvement - The fact that this requires a wifi connection to your smartphone makes me wonder why I can’t do video nor audio calls. I appreciate that it is easier to type on my macbook but this should be a standalone version. Once the phone authorized the app it should work without it and there HAS TO BE VIDEO AND AUDIO CALLS. I would give this app 5 stars if it had video and audio calls.
Most features do not work. - Picture or video keeps loading forever. Unable to upload image, mp4 video or audio files to share from desktop. Whenever tried to upload any file, it says “1 file you tried adding is not supported.” This was not an issue with earlier, it was working fine in earlier versions. Please allow to upload 3gp files from desktop app too; all these are possible in mobile app, however.