WhatsApp has introduced a completely new application for Windows users – without being tied to the web version. It does not require a mobile phone connection.

The redesigned WhatsApp has a cleaner and tidier interface compared to the previous version of the app, but other than that it’s not much different. The biggest change is that you no longer have to keep your smartphone online to sync messages. By simplifying the communication model, the messenger has become more convenient and faster.

The new WhatsApp for Windows can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store. Any computer with Windows 10 or Windows 11 will do.

WhatsApp developers note that work is also underway on a standalone application for macOS. Last month, it launched its first public beta, powered by Catalyst technology that makes it easy to port iOS apps to macOS.

WhatsApp also plans to release a separate version for the iPad, but at the moment there is no beta app for iPadOS yet.

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