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Native WhatsApp desktop app launched! Here is how to download it in 3 steps

Meta has launched the all-new native WhatsApp desktop app. Here’s all you need to know about it.

| Updated on: Aug 17 2022, 12:29 IST
Add style to your WhatsApp messages, do it this way
1/6 Are you bored of seeing and using normal WhatsApp messaging format? The online messaging platform is providing you with the options to change the format of the text to Italic, Bold, Strikethrough and more. Want to try the new WhatsApp text format? Before that you need to know that once you change the style of the text, you will not be able to disable it. (HT_PRINT)
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2/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Italic: In order to change the text inside your messages to Italic, you will have to place an underscore on both sides of the text. For example: _text_. (Reuters)
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3/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Bold: If you want your text to be Bold, you need to place an asterisk on both sides of the text.For example- *text*. (Reuters)
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4/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Strikethrough: To Strikethrough your message, you need to place a tilde on both sides of the text. Here is how- ~text~. (AP)
5/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Monospace: Now in order to monospace your message, you will have to place three backticks on both sides of the text like this```text```. (Pixabay)
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6/6 You can also use an alternative method to change the format of the text inside WhatsApp message on Android and iPhone. Android users can change the format of WhatsApp text by tapping and holding the text they are entering in the text field, then choose Bold, Italic, or More. You need to tap More to choose Strikethrough or Monospace. While, if you are an iPhone user then you need to tap the text you are entering in the text field, then Select or Select All then B_I_U. After this, you will have to choose Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, or Monospace. (HT_Print)
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he native WhatsApp desktop app has been launched for Windows as well as Mac users. (Pixabay)

WhatsApp is used by millions worldwide as their primary means of communications. Since its launch in November 2009, WhatsApp has grown by leaps and bounds with constant updates and new features such as disappearing messages, voice and video calls. WhatsApp users had the option of using the app on a PC or laptop through the browser. Now, parent company Meta Platforms has launched its all-new native WhatsApp desktop app.

Earlier, those who wished to use WhatsApp on their laptops had to download the web-based version of the app using WhatsApp through the browser using WhatsApp Web. This native WhatsApp app allows users to directly download it without the hassle of using it through a browser.

In a blog, WhatsApp said, “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. Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.”

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The app is available for Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ users. Since it is a native app, users will get native desktop notifications, keyboard shortcut flexibility and many more user improvements.

How to download WhatsApp desktop app?

Step 1:

To download the app, visit from your desktop browser.

Step 2:

Then, open the app and scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on your phone. 

Step 3:

Open the WhatsApp Web option under Settings in the WhatsApp app to scan the code.

The desktop app will let you seamlessly communicate with your friends and colleagues the same way the mobile app does. So, give the all-new WhatsApp desktop app a try yourself!

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First Published Date: 17 Aug, 12:28 IST