A beta version of the new WhatsApp app for Windows 10 and 11 is now available on Microsoft Store. It is a full-fledged UWP app that looks cool and stylish thanks to an acrylic blur and other modern effects. It supports background notifications and handwriting using a touchscreen or stylus.
WhatsApp Beta also allows you to enable or disable the app auto-start, manage privacy, archive and delete chats, change the notification sound, and define what media types from chats should be downloaded automatically.
Note that you still need to scan the QR code from the Android application to sign in. So it works similar to the existing Web version of WhatsApp.
Download WhatsApp UWP for Windows 11 and 10
The app can be installed from the Microsoft Store. Click on this link to get the app.
It comes with the following description.
Get WhatsApp Beta and you’ll be one of the first to try updated features and share feedback about the new app. As always, your personal messages and calls continue to be protected with end-to-end encryption. No one outside of your chats, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to them. WhatsApp is a free messaging and video calling app used by over 2B people in more than 180 countries. It’s simple, reliable, and private, so you can easily keep in touch with friends and family.
So, WhatsApp remains primarily a mobile messenger, having its Desktop version failing behind its competitors. The major two, Viber and Telegram, have very powerful and usable desktop versions.
Telegram remains the most feature-rich and useful alternative to any of them. If you are a Telegram user, you can follow our official channel to read Winaero on Telegram.
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