WhatsApp introduces new desktop app for Windows: How to use
The world's most popular messaging platform WhatsApp is in a rush to reel in users. Now, the Meta-owned platform has introduced a standalone app for Windows. Desktop users will no longer have to link their smartphones to sync, send, and receive texts. WhatsApp's new desktop app can be downloaded via Microsoft App Store. Let us tell you how to use it.
Users will get notifications even when smartphone is offline
Earlier, desktop users had to access WhatsApp via internet browsers or download the web-based version of the firmware. Now, the new application works without relying on the phone app. It delivers a cleaner interface and looks almost similar to the outgoing web-based app. As per the company, it will offer better reliability and speed. Users will receive notifications even when their smartphone is offline.
How to use the app?
The WhatsApp app for Windows can be downloaded from the Microsoft App Store. To login into the application, open WhatsApp on your smartphone. Next, tap on 'More options' for Android or 'Settings' on iOS. Finally, click on 'Linked Devices.' Point the phone camera to the QR code that appears on the WhatsApp Desktop app. You will be successfully logged into in few seconds.
What is the problem with linking multiple devices?
WhatsApp's multi-device facility allows users to link up to four devices to their WhatsApp account without needing a phone. Right now, only computers can be linked. However, there are certain limitations. Users using iPhones as primary devices cannot delete chats, view the live locations, or send texts with link previews from WhatsApp Web. Users running very old versions of WhatsApp can't be called too.
WhatsApp is also testing an undo delete feature
WhatsApp is also testing a new facility to undo accidentally deleted messages. This is available to certain Android beta users. This feature will permit users to undelete texts within a few seconds of clicking on delete. Once a message is removed, a pop-up menu will appear at the bottom of the screen. Here, you can tap on undo.