The principle addition to the WhatsApp for Mac app is expanded group video calling, with customers now capable of make calls with as much as 8 folks, and as much as 32 members for audio chats.
As per WhatsApp:
“Now you may be part of a bunch name after it’s began, see your name historical past and select to obtain incoming name notifications even when the app is closed. The app has additionally been redesigned to be extra acquainted to Mac customers, serving to you get extra performed quicker when utilizing WhatsApp on a big display.”
WhatsApp’s been increasing on its video choices, because it appears to be like to align with evolving utilization behaviors, and supply a extra compelling, participating connective expertise. WhatsApp additionally lately added screen-sharing for video calls, and video messages, constructing on its core messaging performance.
The brand new Mac app additionally contains improved drag-and-drop file-sharing capability, an up to date chat historical past show, and extra, with every factor protected with WhatsApp’s normal end-to-end encryption.
As extra questions are raised about information safety, WhatsApp has continued to see extra utilization, with Meta reporting in October final 12 months that North America is now WhatsApp’s fastest-growing area.
For a very long time, WhatsApp was seen extra as an app for growing markets, and it stays the main messaging platform in lots of areas. However U.S. utilization development represents a brand new alternative for the app, which may see extra companies additionally contemplating their connective choices.
Which is the place these new desktop apps might be notably useful. And with extra companies now utilizing click-to-message adverts, in addition to paid messaging on WhatsApp (which grew 40% quarter-over-quarter in Q1 23), it might be value additionally exploring your WhatsApp alternatives.
You may obtain the brand new WhatsApp for Mac app from WhatsApp.com, whereas it’s additionally coming quickly to the App Retailer.