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WhatsApp Desktop 2016: How To Download & Use

Update Date: May 12, 2016 10:33 AM EDT
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WHATSAPP, the Facebook-owned firm has just made it public that users can now download an official Windows and Mac app to their desktop PC or laptop.

According to The Sun , the WhatsApp application is accessible to internet users using a Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ which will emulate all the messages on your smartphone.

An official press release was available in the official WhatsApp blog stating:

"Today we're introducing a desktop app so you have a new way to stay in touch anytime and anywhere - whether on your phone or computer at home or work. We're introducing a desktop app so you have a new way to stay in touch anytime and anywhere - whether on your phone or computer at home or work. Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device. Just like WhatsApp Web, the new desktop app lets you message with friends and family while your phone stays in your pocket."

With this latest expansion, users will easily get desktop notifications along with more superior keyboard shortcuts as the app runs directly on your desktop computer.

The WhatsApp application is a cross-platform instant messaging client for which uses the Internet to send text messages, documents, images, video, user location and audio media messages to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers.

To acquire the WhatsApp app for your computer go to their website and download the app.

After downloading, open the app then proceed by scanning the QR code by means of the WhatsApp app on your phone via the WhatsApp Web menu under Settings.

The company which is based in Mountain View, California, United States, was acquired by Facebook Inc. on almost two years ago, for an approximate value of US$19.3 billion.

As of early this year, according to The Daily Star, the application has reeled in one billion active users worldwide. WhatsApp users on a daily basis upload more than 1 billion photos and 250 million videos.

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