WhatsApp launches native app for Mac with group video and audio calling; Here’s how to download it

The new design allows users to share files via a simple drag-and-drop action in chat, and also allows for a more extensive view of chat history.

WhatsApp, a widely used messaging app, has introduced an app for Apple’s Mac computers. The new WhatsApp app for Mac allows users to make video calls with up to eight participants and audio calls with up to 32 people. Additionally, WhatsApp has stated that individuals can join group calls even after the call has been initiated.

According to the company’s blog post, the app has been updated to cater to Mac users, facilitating more efficient use of WhatsApp on larger screens.

The new design allows users to share files via a simple drag-and-drop action in chat, and also allows for a more extensive view of chat history. Like all other versions of WhatsApp, this app ensures end-to-end communication encryption, thereby ensuring the privacy and security of users’ private chats.

WhatsApp initially launched its desktop app in 2016. However, due to the evolving architecture of its desktop engine, the company recently overhauled its client. In 2021, WhatsApp began experimenting with multi-device linking to a single account, allowing users to receive messages on any of their four devices, even if their phone was not connected to the internet.

It is reported that WhatsApp is currently developing a new security feature that will allow users to prevent tracking of their location via IP address when making calls. According to a WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp is currently testing a new call privacy setting, which is specifically labeled as “Protect IP address in calls.”