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WhatsApp desktop apps launched: A quick look at the features

WhatsApp has finally launched desktop apps for Windows 8 OS and above as well as Macintosh OS 10.9 and above. A quick look at the features.

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WhatsApp desktop app for Windows 8 and above and Apple’s Mac OS 10.9+ is now ready for download. Till now WhatsApp web was the only option for accessing the messaging service on your PC or MacBook’s internet browser. So how does WhatsApp for desktop work and what new features does it bring to the table? Here's our quick look. Read more here

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WhatsApp’s new desktop apps requires Windows 8 and above, or Mac OS 10.9 and above. Anyone with a Windows 7 PC can forget about using this app. To download the app go to whatsapp.com/download where the new desktop apps have been added. Read more here

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Once the app has been installed, click on the icon to open it and you’ll see that familiar QR scan code you saw on WhatsApp web. Get your smartphone, open WhatsApp web in the settings, and scan the QR code on the desktop. After that WhatsApp from your smartphone will automatically sync with the app on desktop, and you can start chatting right away. Read more here

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WhatsApp native desktop apps comes with its own keyboard shortcuts and notifications, etc. There are options to mute chat, archive chat, delete chat straight from the desktop app. Essentially you'll be able to save chats on the desktop app itself. Read more here

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Just note that the WhatsApp on desktop is still mirroring content from your smartphone, so you’ll need a constant data connection to continue chatting. If you're on a limited data pack, better use the WiFi to access WhatsApp from the desktop. However the WhatsApp voice-calls are not reflected on the desktop app. Read more here