Native WhatsApp for macOS goes into public beta

Native WhatsApp for macOS goes into public beta

WhatsApp didnt have a real desktop model till lately each the Home windows and Mac apps simply wrapped the online model in an Electron shell. This modified final 12 months when Home windows obtained a local model and a local model for macOS went into beta. Initially, it was closed beta obtainable solely to TestFlight individuals, however now everybody (with a Mac) can get it.

You’ll be able to obtain it from the official website, it’s obtainable for macOS Large Sur and newer. The location warns that this model continues to be in early levels of growth.

Native WhatsApp for macOS goes into public beta

Apparently, the WhatsApp crew used Apples Mac Catalyst framework, which makes it simpler for builders to construct apps that run on each iPadOS and macOS. That is curious as a result of there is no such thing as a WhatsApp model for iPad (as an alternative customers are anticipated to make use of the online model). Perhaps this may change as soon as this app goes out of beta.

Anyway, the native app ought to run quicker and be extra environment friendly on Mac {hardware} (the identical goes for the Home windows model), so its good to see the outdated Electron model going away.


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