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 individuals for audio chats.
As per WhatsApp:
“Now you can join a group call after it’s started, see your call history and choose to receive incoming call notifications even when the app is closed. The app has also been redesigned to be more familiar to Mac users, helping you get more done faster when using WhatsApp on a large screen.”
WhatsApp’s been increasing on its video choices, because it seems to be to align with evolving utilization behaviors, and supply a extra compelling, partaking connective expertise. WhatsApp additionally just 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 aspect protected with WhatsApp’s customary 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 region.
For a very long time, WhatsApp was considered 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 helpful. 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’ll be able to obtain the brand new WhatsApp for Mac app from WhatsApp.com, whereas it’s additionally coming quickly to the App Retailer.