New WhatsApp app for Mac announced: All the details TipTechBlog


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New WhatsApp app for Mac announced: All the details TipTechBlog

After testing the new native WhatsApp app in beta for several months, Meta has finally announced the new WhatsApp app for macOS. The updated WhatsApp on macOS is set to bring updated features and changes that match with other versions like Android, iOS and Windows.
Mark Zuckerberg also announced the new WhatsApp for Mac via its official Instagram Channel. Announcing the new app, Zuckerberg has also confirmed that group calling capabilities are also a part of the new WhatsApp app on Mac.
The post reads, “Launching a new WhatsApp app for Mac. Group calls up to 8 people on video and 32 on audio”.
WhatsApp for Mac app to support group video calling for the first time
The older version of WhatsApp app does not support group video or audio calls on Mac. This was one of many limitations of the older version of WhatsApp app. However, with the new version, the WhatsApp app on Mac will support 8 people group video calls and 32 people group audio calls.
The official blog post also mentions that users will have the option to join group calls even after it has started. Also, users can check call history and choose to receive incoming call notifications even when the app is closed.
Comes with updated design
The new WhatsApp app for macOS comes with an updated design language that most Mac users are familiar with. It features a new layout that looks and feels like native app for macOS. The app now has a dedicated panel at the left side which includes options like chat, calls, status, archived and starred messages. It also supports drag and drop feature for sharing files, photos easily.
How to download new WhatsApp on Mac
The new WhatsApp app for Mac is currently available for download via WhatsApp’s official website. It will soon be available on the Apple App Store.
Open and select Mac and hit the Download button
Double click on the WhatsApp installer file and then drag and drop the WhatsApp app to the Applications folder.

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