The WhatsApp desktop app gives you a new way to stay connected anytime, anywhere – whether it’s on your phone or computer at home or work.
The desktop app is available for Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 and macOS 10.9 or higher and syncs with WhatsApp on your mobile device. Since the app runs natively on your desktop, you’ll have support for your own desktop notifications, improved keyboard shortcuts, and more.
After downloading and opening the app, scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on your phone (find the WhatsApp Web menu under Settings). Like WhatsApp Web, the new desktop app lets you chat with friends and family while your phone is in your pocket.
WhatsApp is available for Android and iPhone / iOS mobile platforms.
- No hidden costs: Once you and your friends download the app, you can chat as much as you like. Send a million messages a day to your friends for free! WhatsApp uses your internet connection: 3G / EDGE or Wi-Fi, if available.
- Multimedia: Send videos, images and voice memos to your friends and acquaintances.
- Group chat: Enjoy group conversations with your contacts. Add or remove group members, change the group theme, and set the group icon.
- Personal: Set a profile photo that will be shown to all your contacts.
- No international feesA: Sending WhatsApp messages overseas also does not require additional costs. Chat with your friends all over the world if they have WhatsApp Messenger installed and avoid those annoying international SMS costs.
- Say no to contacts and usernames: Why bother remembering another PIN or username? WhatsApp works with your phone number just like SMS and integrates seamlessly with your existing phone address book.
- No need to get in / out: No more problems logging out from another computer or device. With push notifications, WhatsApp is always on and always connected.
- No need to add friends: Your address book is used to automatically link you to your contacts. Your contacts who already have WhatsApp Messenger will automatically appear in the Favorites section, just like in your friends list.
- Offline messages: Even if you miss push notifications or turn off your iPhone, WhatsApp will keep your messages offline until you download them the next time you use the app.
- And much more: Share locations and places, share contacts, custom wallpapers, custom notification sounds, landscape mode, message time stamps, email chat history, broadcast messages and media to multiple contacts at the same time, and more.
WhatsApp desktop app no longer requires your phone to be online
We are pleased to announce that private and secure one-to-one voice and video calls are now available on the WhatsApp desktop app.
Over the past year, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of people calling each other on WhatsApp, often for long conversations. Last New Year’s Eve, we broke the record for the most calls ever made in a single day with 1.4 billion voice and video calls. With so many people still living apart from their loved ones and adapting to new ways of working, we want to keep WhatsApp as personal as possible, no matter where you are in the world or what technology you use. …
Large-screen responses make it easier to work with colleagues, allow you to see your family more clearly on a large canvas, or free your hands to move around the room during a conversation. To make desktop calls more useful, we’ve made sure that it works seamlessly in both portrait and landscape orientation, appears in a separate resizable window on your computer screen, and is always at the top so you never get lost. your video chats in the browser tab. or a stack of open windows.
Voice and video calls on WhatsApp are encrypted, so WhatsApp cannot hear or see them, whether you call from your phone or computer. We start with one-to-one calls on the WhatsApp desktop app to ensure you have a reliable and quality experience. In the future, we will expand this feature to include group voice and video calls.
You can make free voice and video calls to your contacts on WhatsApp Desktop if the application is installed on your computer.
Desktop calls are supported:
- 64-bit Windows 10 version 1903 and newer
- macOS 10.13 and newer
To make or receive calls using WhatsApp Desktop, you will need:
- Audio output device and microphone for voice and video calls.
- Camera for video calls.
- An active internet connection on your computer and phone. The call will not go through your phone, but it must be online to establish the call.
- To give WhatsApp permission to access your computer’s microphone and camera. WhatsApp requires access to your computer’s microphone for calls and a camera for video calls.
Note. Group calls on WhatsApp Desktop are not supported at this time.
Notes for the previous version:
We’ve heard from so many people how much confusion exists around our recent update. There has been a lot of worrying misinformation and we want to help everyone understand our principles and facts.
WhatsApp was built on a simple idea: what you share with your friends and family stays between you. This means that we will always protect your private conversations with end-to-end encryption so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see those private messages. This is why we don’t keep a log of who everyone messages or calls. We also cannot see your general location and we do not share your contacts with Facebook.
With these updates none of this changes… Instead, the update includes new opportunities people will have to send messages about the company on WhatsApp, which provides additional transparency about how we collect and use data. While not everyone is shopping on WhatsApp today, we think more people will do so in the future, and it’s important that people know about these services. This update does not enhance our ability to communicate with Facebook.
We are now postponing the date when people will be asked to view and accept the terms. Nobody will be blocked or deleted on February 8th. We’re also going to do a lot more to eliminate misinformation about how privacy and security work on WhatsApp. Then we will gradually move on to people to revise policies at their own pace before new business opportunities emerge on May 15th.
WhatsApp has helped bring end-to-end encryption to people around the world, and we are committed to protecting this security technology now and in the future. Thanks to everyone who reached out to us and to the many who helped spread the facts and stop rumors. We will continue to work hard to make WhatsApp the best way to communicate privately.