Few days back WhatsApp, the instant messaging giant launched its standalone windows application! Yes, it’s true. Many of the users were waiting for the Windows PC WhatsApp software to chat with their loved ones. WhatsApp finally released its desktop software for both Windows and Mac OS. We all know that WhatsApp released a web application of chat service called as WhatsApp Web. It is actually the same thing again! Yes, the windows application is simply a standalone version of WhatsApp app and nothing extra. You have to stay connected with your mobile to chat on PC! Let us see what features it has and from where to download the WhatsApp for Windows 10, 8 or 7!
WhatsApp shared this news on their blog and it was trending on Twitter as well as Facebook that day. WhatsApp for Windows was the biggest release because WhatsApp only runs in mobile phones. People always try to install that on PC because of easy availability of the internet and powerful hardware resources. Many software and android emulators like Bluestacks, Android SDK etc. are used to install WhatsApp on PC. Now it will be easy to use this on the desktop which is quite fast than the WhatsApp web version.
You may be wondering what is the benefit of this version of WhatsApp which is totally similar to the WhatsApp Web. Although you have to be connected while chatting and here is no major difference between these two. But there are some advantages using this standalone application. Check out below for advantages of the new WhatsApp for Windows PC!
Advantages of WhatsApp Windows PC App over WhatsApp Web.
- Windows PC software is a standalone app. Meaning, you don’t have to load entire website of WhatsApp Web again and again to start the chat.
- Smileys and Emoji are preloaded and hence no time wastage for downloading that every time.
- Doesn’t need any browser to run! Which helps you to keep you RAM clear and system faster.
- Takes minimum resources of the computer. It takes around 20 MB of RAM that’s it (tested on Windows 10)!
- Creation of new group and chat, changing statuses is easy now using the desktop WhatsApp software.
So these are some additional advantages we get from this release. The installer for 32 bit and 64 bit available for Windows and also it is available for Mac OS. You can download the app from www.whatsapp.com/download and get started.
Check out this WhatsApp for Windows desktop now and comment your views below! You are welcome to add any extra points here.
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