In a recent update to Whatsapp features, the standalone desktop Whatsapp to be used on Windows-based PCs is finally available to download. The app which was still in a beta avatar is now ready to download from the Microsoft Windows App Store. The system requirements to run the app are an x64 architecture-based CPU and Windows 10 version 14316.0 or higher.
How to download and use WhatsApp for Windows?
- You can open the Microsoft Windows Store by simply opening the Start Menu and typing ‘store’. The first result should be the Windows Store app.
- Simply search for WhatsApp Desktop on the top search bar and you should find the app easily. Click on the ‘Get’ button to begin downloading the application.
- Set up the application by entering your details, just like you would do when you install WhatsApp on a phone, and you should be good to go.
Some issues might be faced while downloading or using the app as it is still in the initial stage. According to users’ reviews, the WhatsApp Desktop crashes on Windows 11. Some users have stated that they would continue to use Whatsapp Web only to have a stable experience. Recently, Whatsapp Web has upgraded to support multi-device.