In recent times, the only way to use Whatsapp on PC was through the Chrome web browser extension or visitng https://web.whatsapp.com/, Finally the developers of the popular communication app released an official desktop app for Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (bad luck if you are still sticking with Windows 7) and Mac OS X version 10.9 and later.
Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.
Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you’ll have support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more.
It is important to note that it is still synced with the WhatsApp account on your smartphone, and does not allow separate sign-up, yet.
The setup process is quite similar to the Whatsapp Web experience. All you have to do is:
Once you have done this, you will be able to access all your chats and contacts through the software. It runs the same way that Whatsapp Web did, giving you the same abilities for chatting, sending media, voice notes etc as well as updating your profile picture and status.
Just like Whatsapp Web, it also feature the same limitations, such as the inability to turn off auto-download. So if you are one of those people that receive lots of pictures and videos from friends, then it’s better you stay away from the software for now.