WhatsApp has been available on computers for a while, but it is primarily a mobile application, adapted to the desktop. According to a source from Italy, this will change in the future, as the company is working on developing a completely new app for Windows and macOS.
Aggiornamenti Lumia has published screenshots and animations, revealing what the new software will look like and what its main features will be.
WhatsApp UWP (Universal Windows Platform, which allows the app to be used on Xbox as well) will be designed in line with Windows 11, with semi-transparent panels.
It will work even when it’s off, with notifications arriving as normal, and it won’t take more than a second to start. ALumia revealed that the app will have a drawing feature which will be very neat for touch screen devices.
Settings will be grouped into six categories – General, Account, Chats, Notifications, Storage, Help. The app is very similar to Skype, but with some flat design elements and the traditional green color of chat bubbles.