Desktop apps for Mac and Windows releases by WhatsApp

whats-upAfter launching WhatsApp Web, the browser-based version of the WhatsApp client for PCs and Macs last year, the company has now taken it one step further by introducing a true WhatsApp application for Windows and Mac OS X machines.

Although it’s a standalone app for computers running Windows 8 or Mac OS 10.9 or later, you still need to use WhatsApp on the smartphone to scan a QR code produced by the desktop app before you can login.