On Tuesday, WhatsApp launched its first-ever native desktop app, available on both Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.9 or above, as the company said in this blog post:
To download the app, visit https://www.whatsapp.com/download from your desktop browser.
Then, open the app and scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on your phone (look for WhatsApp Web menu under Settings).
The desktop clients just mirror what’s on your phone.
In other words, you need your phone powered on and running the WhatsApp app to send and receive messages, like the alredy released web application.
Let’s take a look at what is written about it on major tech sites and social networks:
— Marco Serra (@PatosNokia) May 11, 2016
— OMLOGIC (@OMLOGIC) May 11, 2016
#WhatsappDesktop Oh boy now how will I ever get any work done? Phones can have wifi switched off but the main machine. Caramba, I'm cooked!!
— Anand Sivakumaran (@Anandloki) May 11, 2016
— TechGizMag (@TechGizMagBlog) May 11, 2016
— Sam Ashcroft (@samashcroft) May 11, 2016