macOS already has its native version of WhatsApp, we have tested it
We have already been able to test the beta version of the native WhatsApp desktop application for macOS, and we will tell you about it
WhatsApp seems to have taken the improvement and development of its platform seriously, where it has stood out in recent years for barely having important and necessary changes and a feeling of simply doing the right thing.
Although it does not come close to the level of Telegram in terms of improvements, new features, performance or important updates, yes it is true that WhatsApp is trying, and that is good news for everyone.
After having presented its native desktop version for Windows last year, and after having recently announced that they would make a native version for macOS, the latter it is already a reality, and we have tested it.
We find a first initial window that will welcome us to WhatsApp, and that after pressing Continue will take us to the window to scan the QR code and thus be able to link our device.
Once this step is done we find a fairly simple view but well adapted to the language and design of macOSwhere we can see different options on the left, which we can then hide if they are not necessary.
These options are Chats, Calls, Archived, Featured and Settings. Clicking between them will completely change the view on the right side, thus showing the information of each one, with a fairly minimalist design.
Once in the Chats view, we find what is expected. A button to write a new message, the search bar and the chronologically organized list of our latest conversations.
Once the chat is selected, the view is practically identical to what we can find in WhatsApp Web or its version based on Electron, which is what we find today in the App Store, but yes, with extreme fluidity.
Among some things that we have been able to notice, the loading of the multimedia files prior to logging in hardly works if we go to the profilebut it is something to be expected in a version that can be called alpha.
We have to admit that the fluidity between tabs, conversations and transitions are super smooth, and the consumption of the CPU is minimal while we use the application, advantages of using the native language of each company.
At the moment the only way to be able to use this application is through Apple’s Testflight testing system, where you can sign up hereand it is expected that in the coming weeks it will replace the version found in the App Store.