The most recent version of WhatsApp for PC is based on Electron, a technology that allows online functions to be integrated into a more traditional app structure. On the other hand, the app’s performance isn’t great. The WhatsApp Desktop app, which is built on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and uses the XAML UI language to blend in with native Windows apps, has received a new beta version from Facebook.
The new UWP-based app has a redesigned writing pad as well as notifications that work even when the app is closed. Users may use Windows Ink to draw a sketch and share it within WhatsApp with the new sketching feature. Sharp edges are still employed in some places, such as the search box and chat bubbles, but there are a few subtle design tweaks, such as Windows 11’s new Mica material, which lets the desktop background show through a little inside the programme.
Aside from that, the new WhatsApp Desktop beta software includes a number of new features that are already accessible in the mobile version, such as privacy settings, notifications, storage, and more.
Over two years ago, WABetaInfo initially hinted at a UWB version of the WhatsApp Desktop client.
In other news, WhatsApp is presently distributing a new beta version for iPhone users that allows them to limit the ‘last seen’ status, profile photo, and About section. The new privacy option, according to WABetaInfo, allows customers more control over their data. WhatsApp iOS beta testers will be able to choose which contacts they wish their ‘last seen’ status hidden from.